FUN-travel: Black Hills, SD – Mt Rushmore & Loop Drive

August 6, 2018 by  

  • Mt Rushmore – iconic 60-foot sculpted granite featuring faces…

…of presidents Abraham Lincoln, George Washington…

…Thomas Jefferson & Theodore Roosevelt…

…symbolizes the ideals of freedom, democracy & the American dream.

…17 miles long from Mt Rushmore to Custer State Park…

…includes tight hairpin curves, spiral “pigtail” bridges…

…3 single lane tunnels & redefined what a road could be.

FUN-fact – South Dakota conservationist, Governor and U.S. Senator Peter Norbeck wanted to share the unspoiled beauty of the Black Hills with others. But it was of utmost importance to him to do it responsibly. The result is a 68-mile series of twisting roads that carefully tiptoe through the Harney Range of the central Black Hills, leaving very little impact on the surrounding environment.

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