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When I first moved out to Saskatchewan, Canada about a year ago, I was looking at a map of western North America one day when I spotted the Mount Rushmore National Memorial - located in South Dakota almost directly south. I made a mental note to be sure to visit this world-famous Memorial at the first excuse to do so. It took the passing of both winter and some work commitments but finally, the long Labour Day weekend near the end of Summer finally presented a chance for my wife and I to take one of our long-distance driving trips!
It was a great decision - the weather was sunny the entire time we were in South Dakota and Mount Rushmore more than met our expectations. This is a great National Memorial - one that Americans should be justifiably proud of. As an added bonus, the rugged and beautiful landscape of Badlands National Park is only a 2-hour drive away. A third great find was the massively huge Crazy Horse Memorial (my Off The Beaten Path tips), dedicated to a famous Sioux Chief and located only a few miles away from Rushmore! Try to take in all three of these attractions if you ever get the chance.
- Pros:An extremely impressive piece of work in a beautiful environment
- Cons:A bit of a trip to get there, but nothing really difficult
- In a nutshell:A fantastic idea, well executed - very enjoyable, especially when the sun is shining!
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