We took the walk around the Monument and we saw a little cave inside the rock. It was a tight squeeze but the view was incredible looking up at Washington. I would suggest to others that are going to the monument to walk up the stairs first on the path so go to the right while facing the monument first. The stairs to the right are easier to get up than they were to get down.
At the beginning of the memorial there's an Avenue of Flags. There are 56 flags on display consisting of the 50 states, a district, 3 territories, and 2 commonwealths of the US. We searched until we found both Wyoming and Kansas.
We went through 4 or 5 tunnels on our bus tour and I think that's how the bus got its' scratches because some of these were so narrow that I don't think I could walk through without touching the sides with my rear end! Dan, the driver, was great about pointing out the views of Rushmore from these tunnels and even let us stop for photo ops.
Mt. Rushmore was majestic. You see it in pictures but it does not give it justice unless you see it in person. Borglum died before he could finish the entire monument. He wanted the chests of each president also carved in the mountain like the bronze replica. He did begin another project called the Hall of Records where he wanted great history of works such as Franklin's electricity, telephone, the telegraph, radio and others to be housed. Congress interceded when they found out he was not just carving on the faces and told him there would be no other work done except for on the faces. The cave is to the right the faces and does house how placards of how Rushmore was made.
I wonder what this could be? I think we got a little lost but from what I can tell it is the backside of Mt. Rushmore.