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Parking Just Got More Expensive at Mount Rushmore National Memorial


It just got more a bit expensive to visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, as the cost of a parking pass was bumped up a buck, to $11, as of today.

The rate bump was sought by the parking concessioner, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society, to help cover increased costs associated with maintenance, and operational costs including wage increases.

With this rate increase, the concessioner is researching the option of accepting credit cards as a form of fee payment, a release from the memorial said.

For further information regarding a Mount Rushmore parking pass, contact the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society at 605.341.8883.


I went there with my son, on two motorcycles, which could easily fit into one space. However they needed two parking fees...$22.00. We said forget it and drove on. Greed.

Well, Chief, some might question that....

It may not be completed, but at least it is not an abomination to the Native spirit.

The looming question is whether the mountain will ever be completed.

Not in our life time.

Anonymous, while I'd agree Crazy Horse is interesting, it's decidedly more expensive. $10 per adult..and it seems from their website that anyone over 6 is an adult. And then another $4 per person for a bus ride to the base of the mountain.

That said, the museums are fascinating. The looming question is whether the mountain will ever be completed.

Go to Crazy Horse instead. It is much more interesting and much better managed. You get far more for your $. Its a great demonstration of government vs private run enterprises.

I'm afraid the parking facility is privately managed, Anonymous. It's been a bit of a consternation to more than a few with those federal passes....

why is the parking a cost to a senior that has a National Parks and Federal recreational lands pass, i was told that the parking garage was a privately owned garage by the attendent and that all people must pay to park, in addition i was riding a motorcycle, which could use only half a parking stall, is this garage owned by a congressman or a senator? i would not be surprized, i visited the site on August 8th and my parking permit number is 33287

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