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Borglum Historical Center, Rushmore Borglum Story

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Keystone, South Dakota

Sculptor Gutzon Borglum designed and carved lots of other works besides Mt. Rushmore, which this attraction takes pains to point out. The museum even displays the only bronze memorial to electrocuted anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti, which Borglum sculpted in 1928 (Its intended destination, Boston, refused to take it).

But look where this attraction is -- practically across the street from those four big Prez heads. It knows what its visitors really want to see....

Even if you don't explore the museum, you can pose in front of an outdoor replica of the Stone Mountain Confederate leaders carving, or share a bench with Borglum's "Seated Lincoln" sculpture. But one truly ego-inflating photo op allows you to substitute yourself as a Mt. Rushmore head.

There's also a full-size replica of the giant eyeball of Lincoln. Not everyone appreciates art, but everyone respects BIG art.

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Borglum Historical Center, Rushmore Borglum Story

342 Winter St., Keystone, SD
South of downtown Rapid City ten miles on US 16, then exit south on US 16A toward Keystone. Drive two miles, cross Hwy 40, then drive another quarter-mile. On the left.
Daily May-Oct. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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