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USA Mount Rushmore, from Norbeck Overlook

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The Norbeck Overlook is on the Iron Mountain Road, about a mile from Mount Rushmore. The spot overlooks Mount Rushmore, with the monument peeking above the pines. Depending on the lighting and time of day, you'll be able to make out the carved presidential faces. Morning is the best time of day to visit here, since the eastern sun will illuminate the Black Hills rather than casting long shadows. There's plenty of free parking at the overlook.

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Iron Mountain Road is the quintessential scenic drive in the Black Hills -- this winding road was intentionally engineered to make travelers drive slow so you may better enjoy the beautiful wilderness surrounding you. Situated at the top of Iron Mountain about one mile away from Mount Rushmore (as the crow flies), Norbeck Overlook is one place you absolutely must stop along this scenic drive. Even better, this overlook is one of the few places you can view Mount Rushmore for free.
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Sunrise during summer
Sunrise & Sunset 05:26 - 20:13 | current local time: 06:40
Photo Themes National Monument
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