Mount Rushmore

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Mount Rushmore
tips and insights

Waist-up sculptures

Originally, Borglum wanted the statues to be from the waist up. Unpredictable funding forced him to scale back his dream.

Slowly eroding

Nature is eroding the stone art, but at a rate of just one inch deep per 10,000 years.

Sun light

The location was chosen in part because it faces southeast, which is ideal for catching the sun light.

Other activities

Visit the interesting studio, which has exhibits depicting how the wonder was constructed. On summer nights, take in the light show.

Visitor count

About 3 million tourists visit Mount Rushmore annually. During busy summer days, over 20,000 visitors drop by.

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