To date, more tourists have visited the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in 2017 than at the same time last year. According to KOTA News, attendance has increased 1.1 percent from 2016. The most-attended day at Mount Rushmore was July 3rd, which increased by 5.3 percent over last year.
The increase in attendance is notable as many national parks have seen a decline in visitors in 2017 following last year’s centennial celebration. Attendance at nearby Yellowstone National Park decreased by five percent this year to date.
To read more about tourism in the Black Hills, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s online news archive. Learn more about Mount Rushmore on the Black Hills Knowledge Network digital history archive.