Monday, 24 June 2013

Mount Rushmore & Custer State Park

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota. Sculpted by Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865). The entire memorial covers 1,278.45 acres (5.17 km2)  and is 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea level.


Custer State Park

Custer State Park is a state park and wildlife reserve in the Black Hills of southwestern South Dakota. The park is South Dakota's largest and first state park, named after Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer. In 1964 an additional 22,900 acres (93 km2) were added to the park, and it now covers an area of over 71,000 acres (287 km2) of hilly terrain and is home to many wild animals.
The park is home to a famous herd of 1500 free roaming Bison. Elk, Mule Deer, White-Tailed Deer, Mountain Goats, Bighorn Sheep, Pronghorn (Antelope), Mountain Lions, and Feral Burros also inhabit the park. The park is famous for its scenery, its scenic drives (Needles Highway and the wildlife loop), with views of the Bison herd and Prairie Dog towns.

Mountain Goat
Mountain Goat with Babies

American Mole
Prairie Dog

Feral Burro

Turkey Vulture



  1. Nandha RaveendranFriday, July 19, 2013

    Wonderful Clicks...Gud one...

  2. I wasn't fortunate to see all these animals except Bison when I visited in May.. nice pics..

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