Carved from a Black Hills peak, Mount Rushmore National Memorial displays 60-foot granite faces of the four presidents embody 120 years of U.S. history and stand as a symbol of democracy worldwide. Mt Rushmore is open year round with free admission and a small parking fee. The lighting at different times of day gives a different perspective of the mountain carving. At the mountain you can see old videos and pictures of the carving in progress. No matter what time of year you visit Mt. Rushmore remains a stunning sight to see.