With the unshakable images of Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint playing in my head I drove up and parked early in the morning at Mount Rushmore. It’s perhaps the most iconic of all American road trip destination except maybe the Grand Canyon. The layout of the place is very well set up with lots of winding paths and smaller displays to augment the main attraction. And getting there early is well advised as the place gets crowded fast.
Driving thru South Dakota and not visiting Rushmore almost seems criminal. It’s gorgeous site and takes only a couple of hours to take it all in.