Majestic figures of george washington, thomas Jefferson, theodore roosevelt and abraham lincoln, surrounded by the beauty of the black hills of south dakota, tell the story of the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country.
What State Is Mount Rushmore Monument In?
The Mount Rushmore National Monument is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore, a batholith in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota, United States.
The monument features the 60–foot (18 m) heads of Presidents George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), representing the first 150 years of the history of the United States.
It is the most famous mountain monument in the United States. The Mount Rushmore National Monument is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The nearest town is Keystone, about 5 miles (8 km) away. The closest city is Rapid City, about 30 miles (48 km) away.
The monument was carved by Danish–American Gutzon Borglum (1867–1941) and his son, Lincoln Borglum (1912–1986), between 1927 and 1941.
Borglum created the design and oversaw the construction of the monument. more than 400 workers carved the monument out of the granite face of Mount Rushmore.
The Mount Rushmore National Monument is a popular tourist destination, attracting more than 2 million visitors