Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Mount Rushmore

Come and experience Mount Rushmore and its monuments, art galleries and history. Travelers to this scenic city praise the mountain views, casino gaming and horseback riding. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Mount Rushmore

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? You'll be sure to enjoy Mount Rushmore for its horseback riding and hiking. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Mount Rushmore a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Horse Thief Lake (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Rushmore Tramway Adventures (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Needles Eye (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Sylvan Lake (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Needles Highway (6.6 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Peter Norbeck Visitors Center (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Mount Rushmore

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Mount Rushmore is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Horse Thief Lake (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Center Lake (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Sylvan Lake (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Custer State Park (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Bear Country USA (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Black Hills National Forest (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)

How to get to and around Mount Rushmore

Fly into Rapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional), the closest airport, located 22.9 mi (36.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Mount Rushmore?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 541 holiday lettings near Mount Rushmore. From 236 Cabins to 220 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Mount Rushmore is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Mount Rushmore?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Mount Rushmore. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Custer State Park: 380 holiday lettings
  • Johnson Siding: 419 holiday lettings
  • Flags and Wheels Indoor Racing: 320 holiday lettings
  • Hart Ranch Golf Course: 355 holiday lettings
  • Rocky Knolls Golf Course: 321 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Mount Rushmore listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Mount Rushmore?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 236 Cabins in Mount Rushmore. Our other popular types of Mount Rushmore holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 220 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 236 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 236 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mount Rushmore?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 32 holiday homes with pool available in Mount Rushmore. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.