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
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 with Babies|