Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Are any of the eye pupils actually caves or tunnels?
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As far as we can tell, there are no caves or tunnels in the eyes of the figures carved on Mount Rushmore. For more information, you can contact the National Park Service at Mount Rushmore.

To read a first-hand account of someone who got a behind-the-scenes tour at the memorial, check out this story from Smithsonian Magazine.

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I know many state parks allow dogs as long as they are leashed and you clean up. What are the rules for the national parks? Thanks jmilford
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Please refer to the National Park Service's website for specific details about visiting national parks with your pets. More information can be found by searching for individual parks on nps.gov.

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My wife and I would like to visit Mt. Rushmore at the end of Dec. Will it be closed? What accomodations are available in the winter?
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The visitor facilities at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are open all year, seven days a week, with the exception of December 25th. For operating hours visit http://www.nps.gov/moru/planyourvisit/hours.htm.

No camping, lodging or overnight rv facilities are available within Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Visit the following links for visitor services information such as camping, dining and lodging available in the Black Hills of South Dakota:

South Dakota State Department of Tourism

Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Keystone Chamber of Commerce

Custer Chamber of Commerce

Hill City Chamber of Commerce

Black Hills National Forest

South Dakota State Parks

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What are the two territories flags that made part of the Flags Avenue?
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The Avenue of Flags at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota is comprised of 56 flags in total, three of which are U.S. Territories. Each flagpole is marked with the date that statehood was attained. The flags line a pedestrian walkway leading to the monument. The 56 flags represent the following:

 

50 flags each representing one the 50 states that comprise the United States.

 

The other six flags represent other U.S. Districts, Commonwealths, and Territories:

 

The District of Columbia

Guam, a Territory

Puerto Rico, a Commonwealth

American Samoa, a Territory

The Virgin Islands, a Territory

The Northern Mariana Islands, a Commonwealth 

 For more information on the Avenue of Flags and Mount Rushmore, please visit the official NPS website, or download the NPS pdf file listing all of the states, territories, commonwealths, and districts with the dates they were acquired.

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Why was Roosevelt chosen for Mt. Rushmore so soon after losing a presidential election?
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The Mt Rushmore memorial was created by master sculpture Gutzon Borlgum. He created Mount Rushmore to commemorate America’s first 150 years as a free country. In his own words, Gutzon Borlgum states that the four Mount Rushmore presidents were chosen to “commemorate the founding, growth, preservation, and development to the United States of America.” Regardless of election results, President Roosevelt was a personal choice of Borglum’s and was chosen because of his contributions to business, conservation and the creation of the Panama Canal. He was a champion of world affairs and of rights for the common man.

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How were presidents picked for rushmore
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George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln were selected to be carved at Mt. Rushmore because of their roles in preserving the Republic and expanding its territory.

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When was the line of flags put in at Mt. Rushmore? What happens if we add a new state or territory to the union?
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The Avenue of Flags was added to the grounds of Mount Rushmore as part of the celebration of the United States’ Bicentennial in 1976. If we added another state or territory, another flag would be added and the date of its addition would be written on its flagpole.

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