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The monument represents more than just four great presidents, McGee-Ballinger said. It's a theme of the nation's history and unity. Washington represents the nation's founding. Jefferson, who completed the Louisiana Purchase, represents expansion. Lincoln symbolizes preservation. And Roosevelt represents conservation and the emergence of the United States as a world power. Today, there are ranger tours and a "cadre of activities" that will happen July 3-4, including actors representing the four presidents, McGee-Ballinger said. At night, through Sept. 30, there's a lighting ceremony on the four faces
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What does Mount Rushmore represent?

It represents the founding, the expansion, the development, and the preservation of our country. As well as some of the biggest contributors to this country. It also pays trib

How do you get to Mount Rushmore?

Rapid City, SD is the closest large town. There is air and bus service into Rapid City. You will need to use a personal vehicle or a rental car or private tour company to get

What is Mount Rushmore?

Rushmore: a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the likenesses of Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved on it.

What can you do on mount Rushmore?

  There is a great museum and nature trail down to the base of the mountain. I believe the mountain is closed to public hiking and climbing. You might want to contact the

What can you do at Mount Rushmore?

At Mount Rushmore you can walk the Avenue of Flags and look at the flags of all the US states and territories. You can attend the Lighting Ceremony each evening. You can hik

How can you get to Mount Rushmore?

Travel by air is available into Rapid City, South Dakota. But to actually get to Mount Rushmore you will need a car, bus, motorcycle, or RV. You can try riding a bike, but,

How long was Mount Rushmore alive?

Mount Rushmore is a mountain. It is not a living thing so can not be alive.

Who designed Mount Rushmore and why is it called Mount Rushmore?

The sculptures on Mount Rushmore were designed by Gutzon Borglum. Mount Rushmore is named for a New York City attorney who was in the Black Hills in 1885 checking titles to

What US Presidents are not represented on Mount Rushmore?

There are only four presidents of the US depicted on Mount Rushmore: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. The rest of them are not.

What was the name of Mount Rushmore before it was named Mount Rushmore?

Before it was named Mount Rushmore, it was known to the Lakota Sioux Native Americans as Six Grandfathers. The granite mountain that bears the monument was named long before i