It stands 5,725 feet above sea level.
More than two million tourists visit each year. In 2014, 2,144,808 people visited the monument.
1923 - The idea is suggested by Jonah "Doane" Robinson, secretary of the South Dakota State Historical Society.
October 1, 1925 - Mount Rushmore is dedicated as a national monument.
October 4, 1927 - Work begins on the monument. The sculptor/designer is Gutzon Borglum. Four hundred workers sculpt the monument using dynamite and drills. Workers use much smaller models (about one-twelfth the size) to envision the final product.
July 4, 1930 - The section of George Washington is dedicated.
June 10, 1933 - Franklin D. Roosevelt issues Executive Order 6166, making Mount Rushmore part of the National Park Service.
August 30, 1936 - Thomas Jefferson's section is dedicated.
September 17, 1937 - Abraham Lincoln's section is dedicated.
July 2, 1939 - The Theodore Roosevelt section is dedicated.
March 6, 1941 - Gutzon Borglum dies. His son, Lincoln, completes work on Mount Rushmore.
October 31, 1941 - Drilling on the monument is complete. It only takes six and a half years of actual work on the monument, but the Great Depression slowed down its completion due to lack of federal funds.