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South Dakota: Mount Rushmore

Posted in Sculptures & Monuments, United States, Worldwide Travel Destinations  by admin on April 16th, 2008

When you think of Mount Rushmore, the first thing that comes to mind is the faces of four dignified Presidents of America namely: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Precisely because the four faces are the faces featured in this impressive sculpture with the Black Hills of South Dakota in the background.

Mount Rushmore is the marvelous and impressive masterpiece of Sculptor Gutzon Borglum, which started in 1927 and was completed after 14 years.

Located below the impressive sculpture masterpiece are the 56 flags of the states and territories of America; known as the Avenue of Flags. Going through this path will lead you to the Grandview Terrace and the Presidential Trail, wherein you can have an ideal view of the impressive face sculpture.

There are rangers available to provide you with informative talks as you stroll around the vicinity of the historical memorial. The Lincoln Borglum Museum presents guest with inspiring programs, films and exhibits.

There are also other notable programs provided for visitors of the place including lighting program in the amphitheater, tour guided walks to the Presidential Trail and Sculptor’s Studio. Discussions on the Grandview Terrace and afternoon activities for children as well as informative studio talks all provide educational entertainment when you tour around Mount Rushmore.

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