A monument's dimensions should be determined by the importance to civilization of the events commemorated. We are not here trying to carve an epic, portray a moonlight scene, or write a sonnet; neither are we dealing with mystery or tragedy, but rather the constructive and dramatic moments or crises in our amazing history." Gutzon Borglum
As seen at https://www.nps.gov/moru/index.htm
Keystone, South Dakota
Travel time is approximately 30 minutes from the ranch. View Mount Rushmore from many of the trail rides. A trip to the Lighting Ceremony by ranch vehicle is included. If you have never seen this historical monument, it should definitely be on your bucket list. You never realize how grand and detailed it is until you can be so close. We are lucky to be so close to one of the most historic monuments in the nation.
Klondike is 1/2 way between the Black Hills, Rapid City, and Yellowstone National Park. Mt. Rushmore is about a 3 hr. drive from the ranch and is a wonderful trip to add onto your vacation. If you have never seen this historic monument before, we highly recommend it. We are one of the closer ranches to the monument so we encourage our guests to take advantage of that!