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1. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 8y

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I'd really like to see Mount Rushmore during my up-coming trip to the States. I didn't see it last time and figured I can't let a 2nd visit pass by without fitting it in somewhere :) I'm a solo traveler, backpacking, so my questions are, firstly does South Dakota cater for backpackers accommodation-wise? Is there any hostels there, or other budget friendly options? And secondly, without a car I assume I'll have to take a tour, so can anyone recommend a particularly good one?

2. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

I'm thinking you could probably find public transport as opposed to a tour if you wanted:)

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Wonkerer

I'm thinking you could probably find public transport as opposed to a tour if you wanted:)

Sorry K - I've just done several searches for public transport to MR and this is the standard response:

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - Rental cars or private tour companies can bring visitors to the memorial from Rapid City, SD. Personal vehicles are the most common form of transportation. No public transportation options exist.

Source: Hiker Central

Take a look at these sights as they may be helpful... (I hope...)

Mount Rushmore - www.stateparks.com
Mount Rushmore Tours (.com)
Mount Rushmore Tours (.net)

4. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

I bow before you Isa - Queen of Research (with my sad internet connection I sometimes just take an educated guess, but that doesn't always work out). Sorry for the bad info hey_monkee - Please forgive me.

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Wonkerer

I bow before you Isa - Queen of Research (with my sad internet connection I sometimes just take an educated guess, but that doesn't always work out). Sorry for the bad info hey_monkee - Please forgive me.

I remember sad internet connections - it wasn't that long ago when the corn was too tall for highspeed. Cutting down a tree, changing antenna types and moving the location on the roof fixed it - so far.

Isa now returns this thread to it's regularly scheduled topic... ;)

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