Mount Rushmore, probably one of the most well-known American monuments worldwide draws nearly 3 million visitors per year. is one the best lodging options for a unique South Dakota experience, and every season here at Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort, we always have the amazing opportunity to host thousands of Rushmore fans!
Located only a 30-minute drive away, visitors have a variety of camping options to choose from, convenient amenities to enjoy, and most of all, a perfect location close to a variety of popular Custer attractions like this one. Stay at our lodgings and cabins near Mount Rushmore to have it all at your fingertips!
So, why is Rushmore such a fascinating sculpture to see in the first place? Why do so many visit it yearly? And where did the idea even come from to carve four presidential heads into granite for everyone and anyone to see?
It was Historian Doane Robinson who first envisioned the idea of Mount Rushmore in 1923. The main idea behind the presidential monument was to not only recognize four men who played an important role in American history, but to also promote tourism in South Dakota, and promote tourism it did!