"Finding Nirvana is like Locating Silence" Jack Kerouac- Dharma Bums
Twenty minute traffic jam on 16 en route to Mount Rushmore.....
All my life people have been telling me that Mount Rushmore is a lot smaller than you'd think it would be. Those people must have seen it from the Highway coming in because up close it is big and impressive.
I will say though that the monument is set up to accommodate a crazy amount of people. Huge dining hall, the biggest gift shop I've seen at a Park and multiple parking garages. On a windy, cold January afternoon we shared the park with two other people. Winter is definitely the way to go.