Mount Rushmore National Memorial (Keystone)

Destination #5: North and South Dakota

Driving up the hill to Mt. Rushmore, the anticipation was killing me.  I just could not wait to see those iconic faces carved into the stone face in the Black Hills.  Walking up to the viewing area between the flags of all 50 states I glanced up my first reaction was ...oh, they're a lot smaller than I thought.   We stood there for a few moments taking it all in and after recalibrating after my initial reaction, … [Read more...]

National Presidential Wax Museum (Keystone)

National Presidential Wax Museum

Just at the gateway to Mount Rushmore is the town of Keystone, a true frontier town with lots to see and do. It’s a great place to have lunch, explore some interesting shops and trading posts and engage in some fun activities at some quirky little tourist traps like the National Presidential Wax Museum.  While we were having lunch at the local pizza parlor we were startled by some shouting coming from the street. … [Read more...]