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Iron Mountain Road

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Drive through caves looking at Mount Rushmore.

Travel this from South to North so as your going through the mountain you see Mount Rushmore. A windy narrow Road that has beautiful scenery all the way through. A Must Drive... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Essex, Illinois
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Essex, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Travel this from South to North so as your going through the mountain you see Mount Rushmore. A windy narrow Road that has beautiful scenery all the way through. A Must Drive... Do not miss it.

Thank Knils
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an amzing view, but is extremely difficult to take pictures. It's on a busy road that at least the day I we went many were speading, felt like if you weren't watching you could get hit. Other than that an amazing view worth seeing.

Thank Denali L
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are places to stop and sight see. The drive was fun. Scenery cannot be beaten. I imagine the road gets more congested during the season. I recommend off-season to take it all in to the max.

1 Thank Jason B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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145 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The road mostly two way, and contains plenty of sharp and narrow turns, so be careful especially if it is raining, give the way to the motorcyclist if any, you can see a parking spot of the shoulders if you like to stop for photos or to change your direction, don’t miss any part of it.

Thank FreeAdventurer
Marrero, Louisiana
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

THIS is the road to take to Rushmore. If it's out of the way drive to it and get up there via Iron Mountain Road. An incredible drive that shows you Rushmore from many angles on the way there that you won't forget and as a bonus the drive itself is amazing.

3 Thank Christopher T
Fishers, Indiana
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446 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We have made some really great drives with spectacular scenery in the US: the PCH from LA to Seattle, the rim around the Grand Canyon, the eastern seaboard from Annapolis to Key West, the roads through Zion, Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks. But none of them compares with this. The narrow tunnels hewn out of rock, the pigtail turns,... More 

5 Thank DMJA21
Puyallup, Washington
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54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a great scenic drive, with cool tunnels and bridges - and if you are heading toward Rushmore, you'll be treated to some great views as you come around some bends.

Thank playerblue99
Vero Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great experience! You can spend an entire day exploring this scenic drive. Be sure to plan plenty of time to stop along the way.

Thank travelchic24
Loveland, Colorado
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A great drive with great views. Love the little tunnels and pigtail bridges. It's a beautiful drive on a nice day. We had wonderful weather in February, so had no trouble with snow, but I imagine you would have to be careful in bad weather. A must see if you're in the area.

2 Thank TedeElizabeth
Macon, Georgia
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a wonderful, scenic drive. Although the road narrows at the tunnels, with care and patience its wonders unfold continually.

Thank Jere T

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