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The Presidents of Mount Rushmore: Could Any of Them Win the Election Today?

Gerry Myers | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Who do you think Doane Robinson would have chosen for "Mount Rushmore" if it were being sculpted today? Do you think there are other presidents who are Mount Rushmore worthy?

I Left a Little of Me at Wounded Knee

Ana Garcia | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Ana Garcia

If the West was going to be won, the people needed stories of legends and victories whether they were true or not. I believe the truth is important. That's why I had to go to Wounded Knee.

Overrated Tourist Attractions You Should Avoid This Summer

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Summertime vacation staples like the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore are often at the top of the list for a family road trip, but you may be a little ...

Amazing Facts About America's Most Famous Landmarks

The Active Times | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

As travelers, as adventurers, as Americans, when we have the chance to explore, we revel at the spectacular national monuments and landmarks that are ...

Let There Be Light

George Heymont | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Few artists paint from the perspective that "You're only as big as the canvas that's facing you." Sculpted by the father-and-son team of Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is one of the few exceptions to the rule.

These 10 American Attractions Are Totally Touristy, But I'm Okay With That

Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

Some are simply roadside photo ops, others are full-fledged tourist attractions, all are worth putting on your Americana bucket list. Go ahead, strap on a fanny pack and grab your binoculars. We're playing tourist today.

Top 10 Stone-carved Sites

Cheapflights | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Any sculpture or monument has the potential to be impressive, but there's something about the intricate carving of stone that has fascinated the masses as far back as ancient Egyptian times (some might argue longer).

These 9 Famous Landmarks Look Absolutely Stunning... Until You Zoom Out

Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel

Let's play a game! We've all seen the stock photo versions of these world-famous landmarks. Some of us have even been there. But what they don't norma...

North By Northwest

Francis Levy | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Can the scene where Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) and Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) descend Mount Rushmore in North by Northwest, which was recently r...

Home to Mt. Rushmore, Rapid City, S.D., Serves Up Hospitality, History... and a Hearty Meal

Bob Richter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Bob Richter

Only now after standing in front of it can I say that seeing this monument in real life is pretty mind-blowing. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that Mt. Rushmore is a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring experience that you really have to see in person to understand.

Mount Rushmore Reopens, Demonstrators Still Unhappy

AP | Posted 12.14.2013 | Travel

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — Mount Rushmore National Memorial is reopening, but some people aren't happy about the lack of federal support for the memorial...

You Can Still See Rushmore

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The federal government shutdown has closed access to some popular Black Hills area tourist spots, but th...

What If the Greatest Millennials Were the Faces on Mount Rushmore?

Danny Rubin | Posted 09.01.2013 | Media
Danny Rubin

Every July 4th, we remember George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, the hallowed presidents etched into Mount Rushmore. What if we replace the four men with the most influential people of our generation?

The Best Places to Celebrate the 4th of July This Year

Viator | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Viator

For many Americans, July 4th is a family holiday -- it involves backyard barbecues, maybe a parade through town, and a local fireworks show. Some people, however, have dreams of celebrating the nation's birthday with more pizzazz, out of town.

5 Cool Ways To Celebrate This 4th Of July

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel

Fourth of July is coming up, and if you’re like most Americans, you’ll probably be grilling, hitting the beach or staking out a spot to watch the ...

Changing the Picture of Public Leadership

Debbie Walsh | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Debbie Walsh

Which prime movers are featured in our history and government textbooks? Whose stone faces look out from Mount Rushmore? Whom do we honor with national holidays? Who are the central characters in our movies, TV shows, and books?

Has the U.S. Presidency Become Monarchical?

Rich Rubino | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Today, the American presidency is the kind of office Henry and Randolph warned us against, and the Congress itself is complicit in the perilous expansion of presidential powers.

America's Best Tourist Trap

Paul Brady | Posted 03.01.2013 | Travel
Paul Brady

Back then hiring a relatively obscure artist to spend more than a decade carving a sculpture into the remote Black Hills seemed like a no-brainer.

South Dakota's Bipartisan Bison

Pam Grout | Posted 02.06.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

Anyone who longs to get up close and personal to nature (besides the bison, Custer State Park has elk, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, mountain goats and pronghorn) should plan a trip here soon.

A Sustainable Hotel In The Black Hills

Pam Grout | Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

What do you get when you combine wild child designer Antonio Ballatore with Mount Rushmore, an old Radisson Hotel and a couple long-time hoteliers who want to reduce the footprint of the hospitality industry?

Is President Barack Obama Bound for Mount Rushmore?

Bill Lucey | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Bill Lucey

It seems every week or so, a political pundit or newspaper columnist, metaphorically speaking, propels the president to Mt. Rushmore status. In fact, Rushmore and Mr. Obama are invoked so frequently in the same sentence that I began to wonder.

Why The Window Seat Is Always Better

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The airplane flights that do the grunt work of your trip, that allow you to get from place to place, are a sort of forgettable magic that, if you are like me, you do not record in your diary or photograph.

National Park Smackdown: Mount Rushmore Vs. Yellowstone

Kari Haugeto | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

The national park includes the sculptor's preserved studio, where they explain how men managed to carve up the mountain and turn it into one of America's favorite tourist attractions.

U.N. Official Makes Shock Suggestion On Mt. Rushmore

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

South Dakota's Black Hills, home to the granite faces carved into Mt. Rushmore, should be restored as Native American tribal lands, a United Nations o...

PHOTOS: 8 Wide-Open Road Trips

George Hobica | Posted 05.21.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Here are eight amazing shorter road trips that showcase some of the best scenery and wide-open spaces that America has to offer.