The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a large scale sculpture of America's most prominent Presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, carved into a granite face of Mount Rushmore. The monument opened on October 31, 1941 and is on nearly 2 miles of land. The monument is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near Keystone, roughly 30 miles outside of Rapid city.
Each year thousands of tourists from all over the country visit Mount Rushmore to experience this patriotic monument. People from all over the world come to the Black Hills to see this man-made wonder as well. The monument is beautifully designed using natural rock in a forest setting. There are many amenities at the site including a parking garage with an elevator, R.V. Parking, a huge lunchroom with plenty of options, an ice cream shop and, of course, a gift shop.
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The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.