Facts About Mount Rushmore Monuments

Mt. Rushmore National Monument is one of the most popular Black Hills’ destinations, featuring the faces of four influential US Presidents carved in granite, a museum, and the sculptor’s studio. The interesting facts behind the faces of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and some are more well-known than others. Most of us know the when and the why behind the monument carving began in 1927 and finally was completed in 1941.       Mount Rushmore

The Mount Rushmore Memorial covers 1,278 acres and is about 5,725 feet above sea level. The idea of creating the sculpture was the brainchild of Doane Robinson, a well-known South Dakota historian. Robinson believed that a mammoth carving on the Black Hills in South Dakota would attract much tourist attraction interest in the state. He worked with John Boland, President Calvin Coolidge, Congressman William Williamson, and other leaders to secure funding. Needles was the site initially suggested to house these mammoth monuments.

  • The Mount Rushmore Presidents include Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt. They were chosen to represent specific parts of American history.
  • The faces of Mount Rushmore are 60 feet high. That’s the same size as a six-story building.
  • The original sculptor, John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum previously carved the same four Presidents on Stone Mountain. He used this vision to begin his creation in South Dakota. This is one of the more interesting Mount Rushmore facts. Many do not know there is a smaller version.
  • Another of the Mount Rushmore facts describes the detail of dedication of the workers. They used a combination of dynamite, hand drills, hammers and chisels to ensure perfect replication.
  • The Crazy Horse Memorial is a neighbor to Mount Rushmore. The sculptor of this piece of art, Korczak Ziolikowski worked with Borglum on the Mount Rushmore project.
  • Mount Rushmore vacations and tourists are responsible for South Dakota’s booming industry. Over 3 million people visit every year.
  • Mount Rushmore is one of the most recognized locations in the entire world. More movies have paid homage to this monument than the Eifel Tower and the Sphinx combined. explore best guide..

Camping Options Near Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Park (nps.gov), located in South Dakota’s Black Hills, is among the most widely recognized symbols of America’s freedom and hope. The main attraction of the park, Mount Rushmore, features the faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The park also features an eatery, walking trails and designated rock-climbing areas. Although camping is not allowed in the park, campers can choose from a variety of campgrounds within 20 miles of the park.

Mountain Rushmore in South Dakota are the faces of four presidents, a memorial to American history. The faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln look down from their stoney heights and remind everyone that even the impossible is possible.    Camping Options

Mt. Rushmore KOA is known as the closest camp site to Mount Rushmore, conveniently located within minutes of Custer State Park. This camp site, which sits at an elevation of 5,400 feet offers several RV and tent sites, many camping cabins, two heated pools and spas, water slide, miniature golf, and a restaurant with lounge. For your convenience, there are shuttles available to Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse night lighting.

TeePee Campground and RV National Park (teepeeblackhills.com) is 17 miles away, minutes from Interstate 90, in Rapid City. It is a pet-friendly campground featuring tent sites with or without electric hookups, RV sites and sleeping cabins. Amenities include laundry facilities, a convenience store, restrooms with showers, free wireless Internet service, a convenience store and a playground.

Kemp’s Kamp along Battle Creek in Keystone, South Dakota, is just minutes from Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Needles Highway in Custer State Park. This site includes heated swimming pool, modern cabins furnished with air conditioning, and full kitchens. Shaded tent sites and modern restrooms with clean showers are available. If you decide to do some sight-seeing, Kemp’s Kamp is centrally located near Hot Springs, Custer, Hill City, Deadwood, and Rapid City, each with their own attractions.

Mount Rushmore KOA (koa.com) is six miles from Mount Rushmore in nearby Hill City. It is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day and features fishing, miniature golf, bicycle rentals, a splash park, two heated pools, guided horseback rides and live entertainment three nights every week. It offers rustic campsites with no hookups, full-hookup RV sites and rental cabins. Get best camping travel guide

Dartmoor Zoological Park Animals

Dartmoor Zoo in Devon and experience all aspects of animal care, daily events.Dartmoor Zoological park,used to be known as Dartmoor wildlife park has had a new lease of life in the last year.After years of the place letting itslef get more and more run down and eventually closed down i am pleased to say that this place is now back open.

The Aquarium has teamed up with Dartmoor Zoological Park to offer you 50% off your admission.Simply show your Aquarium receipt at Dartmoor Zoo within 15 days of purchase and recieve half price entry on all day admission tickets.Set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, Dartmoor Zoological Park is a unique family-owned zoo with a fantastic collection of animals.             Zoological Park

Dartmoor Zoological Park is a unique family owned zoo with a fantastic collection of animals to get wildlife experience. These include tigers, lions, jaguar, lynx and cheetah (the largest collection of big cats in the region), bears, wolves, tapir, capybara, racoons, meerkats, monkeys, a fantastic collection of bugs and reptiles and much more. We work very hard to ensure that the development of the zoo does not have an adverse effect on the beautiful woodland environment which makes it quite unique beautiful among zoos.

We went as a change from a Paignton Zoo, in comparison Dartmoor is a lot smaller with a smaller variety of animals – it is also cheaper and friendlier. My children both loved it and we had a fab day out, however if you are looking for a day out whilst on holiday down in Devon.

Whilst on holiday in Devon visited Dartmoor Zoo a few miles from Plymouth. Set on the edge of the moors, this is a delightfully friendly place to spend a day. Reasonably priced both to get in and to eat. The zoo is not large but there is so much to see if you look for it and listen.

We had a fantastic day out at this quirky little zoo. We took our 11year old and 2 year old and both had a fantastic day. Although only a small zoo. Dartmoor feels spacious and I thought the enclosures were really good sizes. The animals were confident and content in their surroundings and we were surprised at how close you. Go for camping trip near dartmoor zoological park.