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Mount Rushmore deals include discounts on tours of the monument, stays at nearby hotels, and parking fees for visiting the national park. There are no hotels on the monument grounds, but nearby cities such as Rapid City, South Dakota feature several lodging options from national hotel chains such as Holiday Inn and Super 8. Other attractions located near the monument such as the Indian Museum of North America may also feature free events for visitors.[1]


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Operated by U.S. National Park Service
Address 13000 Highway 244, Keystone, SD 57751-0268[2]
Phone number 605-574-2523[2]
Types of deals Vacation packages, discounted parking
Typical savings BOGO; 50 percent off parking
Author Selena Robinson
 

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Mount Rushmore Coupons and Free Offers

  • There is no cost to visit the Mount Rushmore National Monument. The park itself is free to the general public. However, tourists must pay to park their vehicles on the park grounds.[3]
  • The South Dakota Tourism Bureau provides a free Visitor's Guide for tourists who are considering a trip to Mount Rushmore. Guests may also request a free highway map of the state for use in planning their visit. The South Dakota Visitor's Guide includes information about the operating hours and events at Mount Rushmore, as well as other state attractions.[4]

Mount Rushmore Discounts and Deals

  • Non-profit organizations that arrive at Mount Rushmore on an educational bus get a 50 percent discount on parking fees.[3]
  • Black Hills Vacations, a local vacation package provider, features several Mount Rushmore travel deals that include tours of the monument. For example, the Black Hills National Parks and Monuments package includes a trip to Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, the Devils Tower National Monument, and two national parks, as well as a three-night stay at a local hotel.[5]
  • Tours4Fun offers combination packages that include travel to Mount Rushmore along with other trips such as visits to Yellowstone Park, Sea World San Diego, and Jackson Hole. Some of the packages are eligible for promotions such as Buy 2, Get 1 Free.[6]
  • Hotels located in Rapid City, South Dakota, which is located near Mount Rushmore, frequently offer discounts on room rates for visitors. Participating hotels include the Holiday Inn Express I-90, the Best Western Town and Country Inn, and the Hampton Inn of Rapid City.[7]

Visiting Mount Rushmore

Video tour of Mount Rushmore National Monument

About Mount Rushmore

The carving at Mount Rushmore was completed in 1941 by sculptor Gutzon Borglum. The four presidents whose faces appear on the monument are Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln. The official name of the carving is "The Shrine of Democracy".[8] The site itself is open to the public everyday of the year, but the onsite information center operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the summer.[9]


Also See: Carlsbad Caverns Deals, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library Deals, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Deals

References

  1. http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/south-dakota/mt-rushmore-and-the-black-hills/
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.nps.gov/moru/contacts.htm
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.nps.gov/moru/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm
  4. http://www.travelsd.com/About-SD/Request-Information
  5. http://www.blackhillsvacations.com/vacationpackages/parks-monuments/packagedetail.cfm?p=16
  6. http://www.tours4fun.com/mt-rushmore-np-tour/
  7. http://visitrapidcity.bookdirect.net/booking_results.php?cloneID=451&rooms=1&nights=1&start-date=09%2F30%2F2013&end-date=10%2F01%2F2013&lodgingID=103&group_id=9092&t_src=visitrapidcity.bookdirect.net&t_as=web&t_in=9092&t_camp=undefined
  8. http://www.travelsd.com/Attractions/Mount-Rushmore
  9. http://www.frommers.com/destinations/mountrushmorenationalmonument/2279010002.html