Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mount Rushmore

Our visit to Mount Rushmore was quick. Not much to see but the monument itself and a few exhibits. The monument is quite small, especially because we are not allowed to get close since it is carved into a mountain top, but it was really neat to see and to read up on the history of the monument. We enjoyed our walk around the monument and the surrounding area, known as the Black Hills.
It looks quite small from the viewpoint
All 50 state flags are flown below the monument, including that of our new home state
A bust of the sculptor, Borglum and The History of the United States
The way it should be :)