What’s Really on the Backside of Mt. Rushmore?

Have you ever visited Mount Rushmore National Memorial? If so, you’ve witnessed the sculpting genius of Gutzon Borglum and 14 years of hard work that captured the history of our country.

But have you ever wondered what’s on the backside of Mt. Rushmore? Perhaps you’ve heard theories or seen comical memes about what’s behind those gigantic faces.

Mt. Rushmore is South Dakota’s top tourist destination, welcoming over two million visitors annually.

What Is Mt. Rushmore? 

Nestled in the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore is off Highway 244, connecting Highway 16A to Highway 385 in southwestern South Dakota.

Where Is Mt. Rushmore?

It’s a beautiful scene of what the Black Hills looked like before the construction of Mount Rushmore.

What Does the Backside of Mt. Rushmore Look Like?

There is no long passageway leading to a treasure of gold. However, there is a 70-foot passageway inside the mountain that the National Monument’s sculptor created in the 1930s.

Is There Treasure Behind Rushmore?

It’s a far cry from Borglum’s ornate vision of an 8,000-square-foot chamber with fluted columns and a cathedral ceiling.

What Is the Vault Door on the Backside of Mt. Rushmore?

Visitors cannot visit the vault room. It’s like a time capsule, a location for future generations to learn more about how and why they carved Mount Rushmore.

Can You Go Inside the Rushmore Secret Room?

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