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Visitors to Mount Rushmore National Memorial will be treated to the stunning and majestic sight of a colossal sculpture carved into stone. Completed in 1937, the design was created by Sculptor Gutzon Borglum, and features the 60-foot (18 m) heads of U.S. presidents, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The carving tells the story of America, through its rise and development into one of the most powerful nations in the world.

Surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore National Memorial draws almost three million international and domestic tourists each year, who not only come to visit the incredible carving, but to enjoy the delights of the surrounding landscape.

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Alternative Airlines makes it easy to search and book flights to Mt Rushmore. We specialise in making it easy to find the flights you're after, especially if that includes a stopover on your way to Mt Rushmore. Our expert customer service team is on-hand to help with any questions you might have. To begin, simply enter 'Rapid City' (RAP) as the arrival destination into the search bar at the top of the page, along with your closest departure airport to discover all the airlines that operate flights to Rushmore.

How to travel to Mount Rushmore

What is the closest airport to Mt Rushmore?

For the easiest and most direct route to Mt Rushmore, fly to Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP). Rapid City Regional Airport is located approximately 35 miles from Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which can be accessed via South Dakota Highway 44. Many visitors will choose to stay in Rapid City and then visit Mt Rushmore and the Black Hills via public transport, which is easy and reliable to do.

Rapid City Regional Airport
Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) is a domestic smaller airport, serving 20+ destinations by 8 domestic airlines. If you’re flying to Mount Rushmore, direct flights may not be available and you may need to make a stop en route. More routes are operated on a seasonal basis, with a greater number of U.S. cities cerved during the summer.

Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Boutique Air, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, United Airlines, and United Express

Popular Routes:

  • Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) ✈ Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP)
  • Las Vegas McCarren Airport (LAS) ✈ Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP)
  • Denver Airport (DEN) ✈ Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP)

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Where is Mt Rushmore located?

Mount Rushmore is located in Keystone, South Dakota, in the stunning national park Black Hill region. The stunning scenery around the sculpture gives it the sense of being in the middle nowhere, but actually the sculpture is very easy to access from Rapid City.

Can I book flights to Mt Rushmore online?

It's easy to search and book flights to Mt Rushmore online through Alternative Airlines. You can use our Best Fare Finder tool to find the cheapest days to travel, and choose from all major U.S. airlines. Use the search bar at the top of the page to begin.

Which airlines fly to Mount Rushmore?

Rapid City Regional Airport is served by 8 U.S. carriers, operating flights to domestic destinations within the U.S, including Chicago, Las Vegas, and St Lake City. With an easy layover, it is easy to fly onward to any other city in the U.S. For example, if flying to Mt Rushmore from New York, you’ll likely take a short stop at Chicago.

The following airlines fly to Mt Rushmore:

Allegiant Air:

  • Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa
  • Seasonal: Appleton, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando/Sanford, Peoria, Pittsburgh, Punta Gorda

American Airlines:

  • Seasonal: Charlotte

American Eagle:

  • Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Seasonal: Charlotte, New York–LaGuardia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor

Boutique Air:

  • Chadron

Delta Air Lines:

  • Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul

Delta Connection:

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City
  • Seasonal: Atlanta, Detroit

United Airlines:

  • Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver

United Express:

  • Chicago–O'Hare, Denver
  • Seasonal: Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco