|Centre of Attraction||Mount Rushmore National Memorial|
|City, Country||Rapid City, South Dakota, |
|Nearest Airport||Rapid City Regional Airport|
Description Mount Rushmore memorializes the birth, growth, preservation and development of the United States of America. Between 1927 and 1941, Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers sculpted the 60-foot busts of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and
The birth of the nation was guided by the vision and courage of George Washington. Thomas Jefferson always had dreams of something bigger, first in the words of the Declaration of Independence and later in the expansion of the nation through the Louisiana Purchase. Preservation of the union was paramount to Abraham Lincoln but a nation where all men were free and equal was destined to be. Theodore Roosevelt saw that in the nation was the possibility for greatness. The United States was changing from a rural republic to a world power. The ideals of these presidents laid a foundation for the nation as solid as the rock from which their figures are carved.
Today millions of visitors come to see Mount Rushmore and gain inspiration from these four great men.