Something everyone should see... by i8thesandbox
Mount Rushmore is one of the few places I think everyone should see; not because it is naturally breathtaking, but rather because it provides an awe-inspiring glimpse of patriotic America.
Yes, it is a bit over-the-top in it’s presentation, and yes you can get a nice view of the memorial simply by driving by without stopping; however, it is worth the effort (and the cash) to spend a little time walking up he promenade and viewing the memorial first hand. And watch others as they view it too. Have you ever visited the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC and just sat on the top step watching people as the walk up to see Lincoln? Well it’s very similar here, and if you’ve done it you know what I am talking about.
Politics aside, if you learn the story of how and why it was done and visit with that in mind, you will leave feeling a little more patriotic than when you arrived.over 5 years ago