After driving to Casper, Wyoming, where we spent the night, we then headed out early the next morning to South Dakota. We drove through Custer State Park where there was a ton of wildlife. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we were so lucky the weather was great for us.
At the end of driving through the park, we were able to drive through three huge tunnels on the way to Mt. Rushmore. As we were about to drive through the first one, we could see in the far distance Mt. Rushmore. It was framing the carving perfectly. It was pretty awesome!
A couple miles away was Mt. Rushmore. It was beautiful. The monument was as big as I thought it would be, but it sure was impressive.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, established in 1925, features 60-foot sculptures of four US presidents—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln—carved into the granite mountain top. The memorial, designed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum.
Walking through the museum and watching a short film that explained the sculptor's idea and their journey creating it all was fascinating.