Each evening in summer a program that touches on the history of the four presidents whose profiles are carved into stone in the Black Hills of South Dakota is held at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. For many the highlight of the program is when the profiles are lit up with flood lights.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Living in the Rocky Mountains is a great asset when it comes to visiting national parks, for there are so many in just about any direction you head. The past year took me north and south through the region to a diverse collection parks, and I also ventured to Virginia to explore the National Park System.
With summer's end not too terribly far off, Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota has changed the hours of its Evening Lighting Ceremony in response to the shortening days.
George, Abe, Teddy and Tom are getting a once-over from preservation specialists at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Is A Tiny Beetle Causing Haze In Places Such As Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, And Glacier National Parks?
Is there a connection between climate change, a tiny beetle, and increased haze in the skies over places such as Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone national parks? Research by an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University seems to connect the dots.
Thanks to the laser mapping of CyArk, a non-profit group that works to digitally preserve cultural heritage sites around the world, you can now appreciate the three dimensions of Mount Rushmore National Memorial via your computer.
If you've enjoyed the fireworks displays that have been part of the Fourth of July celebrations at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the past, take a long look at the accompanying photo, for officials there have decided to do away with the fireworks.
It just got more expensive to visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, as the cost of a parking pass was bumped up a buck, to $11, as of today.
Appellate Court Says National Park Service Violated First Amendent By Requiring Permits for Free Speech
In an ironic development considering its role in tracking the nation's history and its efforts to preserve civility in national parks, the National Park Service's practice of requiring permits for public gatherings, demonstrations, or "expressions of views" has been found unconstitutional by an appellate court.NPS-Free Speech Ruling.pdf