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July 05, 2012 05:11 AM

Tour Mount Rushmore's Famous Faces With A Phone

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, SD

Touring Mount Rushmore National Memorial is now as easy as turning to your phone or iPad.

A new mobile application called Mount Rushmore Virtual Tour allows people to explore the famous mountain carving and park grounds without leaving the comfort of their home.

The application is part of a five-year partnership between the National Park Service and CyArk, a nonprofit project of the Kacyra Family Foundation, to digitally preserve Mount Rushmore.

The virtual tour allows visitors to see the sculpture up close. It includes maps, images and three-dimensional laser scans. An audio tour of the park is also available.

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