The 10 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in America
To Do: Go to the night show at the memorial's outdoor amphitheater, which includes a talk from a park ranger, the film Freedom: America's Lasting Legacy and the lighting of the memorial.
To See: The presidents are the main attraction at Mount Rushmore. First, get a panoramic view of the sculpture from the Grand View Terrace. Then, follow the Presidential Trail to the base of the carving, where you can appreciate the grandeur of the 60-foot heads.
To Eat: There's only one restaurant at the park, so consider brown-bagging it.
To Stay: Rapid City, about 25 miles from Mount Rushmore, has a variety of places to stay no matter your budget.
For more information, visit Mount Rushmore's official website.