I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What-To-Do Wednesday - Virtual Visit: Mount Rushmore National Memorial

If you want to get your dose of culture while being stuck inside, many museums and other attractions offer a variety of virtual exhibits. This is an especially great time to explore museums and attractions that are outside of your area and maybe even outside of your country that you ordinarily would not be able to get to because of time and/or money constraints. We will doing so as well and  we will be sharing one or more of our virtual visits in today's and future What-To-Do Wednesday posts.

What: Mount Rushmore

Physical Location: 13000 Highway 244 
                                 Keystone,  SD

The central part of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a giant sculpture of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore located in the Black Hills of Keystone, South Dakota. It was created by sculptor, Gutzon Borglum and completed between 1927 -1941.

Even without being able to physically visit Mount Rushmore, there is so much you can see and learn just from its National Park website. You can find out about why it was created, who the people involved in its creation were, why George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln were chosen to be represented on the monument and so much more. There are numerous pictures of the monument as it was being built, the monument today, flowers and birds native to the area and more. You can  even take a 360 degree virtual tour. Ordinarily, there is even a webcam where you can get real-time views of the Monument, however, unfortunately due to an ongoing construction project, the webcam is currently off.

For more information or to take your own virtual visit to Mount Rushmore go to 

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

photo credit
photo credit 1: Atibordee_K Mount Rushmore National Memorial via photopin (license)
photo credit 3: stewartbaird Roosevelt and Lincoln - Mt Rushmore via photopin (license)

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