The Mount Rushmore area is well-known for those famous four, stone-faced presidents, but you can experience many attractions beyond this sightseeing magnet. Travel to South Dakota and look over miles of sloping hilltops and jutting rock formations in the Black Hills. Take your camera along to capture some of the sights, and participate in some of Mount Rushmore’s extensive tours to not only visualize the area but also receive an educational background of the attractions to make them much more significant and valuable to the American timeline.
With a map and special electronic wand in hand, you can walk anywhere you like in the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area to experience sightseeing through both visuals and audio. Your headphones will broadcast a detailed narration that will cover plenty of history, including that of Gutzon Borglum, the original creator of Mount Rushmore. Outside noise will not interfere with your experience, and the narration will include its own music score to add to your epic experience.
Step into one of the planet’s biggest mammoth research facilities, where exhibits featuring full bone structures of these ancient Ice Age creatures lie. You’ll discover excavation sites and scientific rooms where professional paleontologists study their findings. Visitors will also be able to view parts of the facility where the famous movie “Hidalgo” was filmed starring Viggo Mortenson and marking a great moment in cinematic history. Best of all, once the guided portion of the tour is over, you’ll be able to explore it all yourself.
After you’ve explored many of the natural sites of Mount Rushmore, you can head over to this fun museum to see some of the nation’s past leaders. Look for President Nixon during the famous return journey from the moon or watch as President’s Reagan’s reaction after Germany’s Berlin Wall falls. Visitors can look at presidents from the Revolutionary days up until modern times, with authentic costumes and detailed faces to match.