Mount Rushmore, National Memorial in South Dakota
Description: Mount Rushmore features 60-foot sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents.
History: The monument was carved by Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, between 1927 and 1941.
Culture: It is a symbol of American presidential greatness and national accomplishment.
Practical: Mount Rushmore attracts over two million visitors annually.
Did you know ?: The original design included the upper bodies of the presidents, but lack of funding forced the project to end.
Location: Pennington County
Inception: March 3, 1927
Creator: Gutzon Borglum, Lincoln Borglum
Official opening: October 31, 1941
Elevation above the sea: 1,745 m
Sources: Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap
The Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument under construction in the Black Hills of Custer County, South Dakota, is a tribute to the Oglala Lakota warrior Crazy Horse. The memorial, commissioned by Lakota elder Henry Standing Bear and sculpted by Korczak Ziolko