Mount Rushmore

By: Sydney Truong

History of Mount Rushmore

In 1927, Sculptor Gulzun Borglum began sculpting the faces of U.S presidents Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. About 400 completed the Sculpture in 1941


The average climate for Mt.Rushmore is about 56 degrees Fahrenheit.



Our Park offers many activities for adults and children. We have rock climbing for all ages. Kids can even learn how to be a junior ranger. We also offer a Sculptor Studio, Audio tour, Tour of the Rushmore cave and many more attractions.

Fascinating Facts

  • The workers who built Mount Rushmore removed 450,000 tons of rock in order to create the heads on Mt. Rushmore.
  • In the original design the four presidents were supposed to show the waist up.
  • It's known as the shrine of Democracy

Association with Native Americans

In treaty of 1868 the U.S government promised the Indian Tribe Sioux land near Mount Rushmore. The promise lasted only until gold was found on their land. Soon tourist and prospectors took over their land