Activities for visitors at this site include walking, viewing exhibits and touring historic structures. The Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center and Museum features over 20 exhibits on the sculptor, the workers, the carving and the presidents of Mt. Rushmore. Two theaters show the site's orientation film. The Mount Rushmore History Association operates a large bookstore at this location. The Information Center, located near the fee parking lot, offers temporary exhibits and an information desk.
For those visitor interested in spending the day outdoors the Presidential Trail leads along the base of the mountain offering outstanding views of the sculpture. This trail is handicapped accessible from the Visitor Center to the base of the mountain. There are many hiking trails and biking trails immediately outside of the memorial.