Mount Rushmore National Memorial

National Park Service Sitting On Half-A-Billion Dollars Of Concessions Obligations

Across the National Park System, the National Park Service has an estimated half-a-billion-dollars of obligations owed concessionaires who run lodges, restaurants, and even some activities. It's a sum that, while agency officials say it's manageable, has seemingly stifled concessions competition in some parks and diverted tens of millions of dollars from others to reduce debts.

Eighty-Eight Units Of National Park System Tapped For $49.6 Million To Help Grand Canyon National Park

Eighty-eight units of the National Park System, from Acadia National to Yosemite National Park, provided a total $49.5 million in an open-ended loan to help Grand Canyon National Park buy down the interest Xanterra Parks & Resorts holds in concessions on the park's South Rim.

UPDATED: National Park Foundation Head Resigns, Yellowstone Superintendent To Take Job Temporarily

Neil Mulholland announced his resignation Friday as president and chief executive officer of the National Park Foundation, a surprise development that comes just as the Foundation is entering a "critical phase" for fund-raising keyed to the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. Replacing him on a temporary basis was Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk.

National Park Service Moves To Ban Public's Use Of Drones In The Parks

Voicing concerns for park visitors and wildlife, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis announced Friday that the agency was moving to ban the public use of drones in the National Park System.

Lobbying 101: The Making Of Mount Rushmore Offers Some "Do's" And "Don'ts"

Our National Park System now includes over 300 units, and none of them would be in existence today without the energetic efforts of individuals or organizations to secure the necessary authorization and funding. Such efforts are known as "lobbying," and the story behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial includes both a very creative approach for gaining a President's support...and a good example of what not to do in the halls of Washington.

Webcam Offers Views Of Mount Rushmore National Memorial 24 Hours A Day

It's easier to keep an eye on Mount Rushmore National Memorial, from anywhere you have an internet connection, thanks to EarthCam.

Around The Shutdown: Which National Parks Are Open Today?

Wondering which national parks have been able to reopen with state funding? Here's a list, and the dates the parks are to remain open...barring some resolution in Washington or more funding from the states.

Tributes, Music, But No Fireworks, For Fourth Of July At Mount Rushmore National Memorial

There will be lots to do this Fourth of July holiday at Mount Rushmore National Memorial -- music, patriotic tributes, and presidential re-enactors -- but no fireworks due to the fire danger in the surrounding forests.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter Collection


Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter Collection

Many of the nation's collectors and American history enthusiasts seek the added value of a pristine uncirculated quarter from each mint. As circulated quarters continue to be difficult to find, these collections will become a premium item. These collections feature both a P and D minted quarter affixed to a 5"x5" trifold card packed with interesting information, fascinating history and vibrant images. These collections make the entire series fit seamlessly together creating a comprehensive and valuable treasure for families and collectors alike. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter is the fifth quarter of 2013. The quarter is part of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program TM.

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial Coin and Stamp Set


Mount Rushmore National Memorial Coin and Stamp Set

This brilliant item showcases an uncirculated 2013 National Parks Quarter along with the vintage unused postage stamp featuring Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The colorful insert highlights this beautiful park and includes interesting facts and other educational features. The 4" x 6" hard acrylic case secures and protects the coin and postage stamp.

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A Year In The Parks: From Arches National Park To Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Changing Hours For Fall

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.

Presidents At Mount Rushmore National Memorial Getting Facials

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.

Check Out Mount Rushmore National Memorial in 3D

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.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Officials Decide To Do Away With Fourth of July Fireworks

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.

Learn How To Sculpt In The Shadow Of Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Through the month of September you can learn how to sculpt at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Parking Just Got More Expensive at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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.
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Mammoth Cave National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial Offer 4th of July Events

Among the units of the National Park System that are offering special events to mark the Fourth of July are Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
Treasures of America Before Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan came out with their view of the National Park System, many others were turning their cameras on the parks. One collection I've found that is worthy of space in your DVD collection is Treasures of America's National Parks, a six-disk collection of some of the system's icons.

Battle Against Mountain Pine Beetles Launched at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mountain pine beetles, Kurt Repanshek photo.
They're inventorying trees at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, with an eye out for trees that are infested with mountain pine beetles.

Annual Preservation Work Beginning at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Abe, George, Teddy, and Tom are getting spruced up for the upcoming tourist season at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Beginning this week crews will see what, if any, preservation work needs to be done on the presidents' sculpted faces.

Listen to the Interview: National Park Service Appoints Gerard Baker Assistant Director of American Indian Relations

For the first time in its history the National Park Service is going to have a full-time assistant director for American Indian Relations. Gerard Baker, a 30-year Park Service veteran who most recently has been superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, will take that role on April 24. A full-blood Mandan-Hidatsa Indian, Mr. Baker relishes the opportunity to improve relations between the Park Service and Native American tribes.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Drafting Plans to Fight Bark Beetles

How do you combat a tiny beetle that is killing acres and acres of lodgepole forest that long has served as a gorgeous backdrop to Mount Rushmore National Memorial? That's the puzzling question an interagency team of entomologists and foresters is trying to answer.

Trees Killed By Pine Beetles Prompt Mount Rushmore National Memorial To Cancel July 4th Fireworks

Pine beetles have been in the news a lot in recent months. They've killed thousands of acres of pine forests in Colorado and Wyoming, forced removal of acres of hazardous trees in Rocky Mountain National Park, and now they're being blamed for cancellation of the annual Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Greenpeace Activists Exploited Security Failings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial To Stage Protest

Greenpeace activists were able to scale to the top of the iconic Mount Rushmore in July and unfurl a banner of protest over the U.S. approach to global warming because of a number of glaring security lapses, breakdowns and shortcomings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, according to a National Park Service investigation.
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First Greenpeace, Now Motorcyclists Drawing A Bead On Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Well, after all the uproar over Greenpeace's recent visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, does anyone want to hear about thundering convoys of motorcyclists descending on the park?

Greenpeace Activists Face Slew of Charges For Their Stunt At Mount Rushmore National Memorial

A recent publicity stunt by Greenpeace activists at Mount Rushmore National Memorial has produced a slew of charges against the activists that could lock them up for quite a while and prove quite costly.
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