George in profile

Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota

As you drive past the entrance to Mt. Rushmore and head south, you’ll soon see a striking view of George Washington in profile. There is a decent sized strip lot for parking and viewing. Some stats: George’s face is 60 feet tall, his nose is 20 feet long and his mouth is 18 feet across. Oh, and don’t forget his eyes. They are 11 feet wide each.


22 thoughts on “George in profile

  1. That’s the best way to approach the monument. On the same road, this same spot, there was a mountain goat blocking traffic one time I was there. That’s one of the hazards of going there during tourist season!

    Another time, I took a Dutch friend up to South Dakota so she could enjoy the wildlife of Custer State Park, then stop by Mount Rushmore before turning back south to Nebraska. It was a rainy day, but the biggest surprise was when we got to Mount. Rushmore and couldn’t see a thing because it was fogged over! Fortunately, when we got down to Custer, the Crazy Horse monument was fully visible and it is pretty impressive, too.

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