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Visitors Flock To Mt. Rushmore Over Presidents' Day Weekend

February 17, 2014, 7:00 AM by Stephanie Gregory

Visitors Flock To Mt. Rushmore Over Presidents' Day Weekend
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Sitting within the Black Hills in western South Dakota is a monument dedicated to the men who have made our country what it is today. Millions of visitors come to Mount Rushmore every year to gaze at the popular masterpiece carved in stone.

"As we were driving along it was a rather long drive and we didn't know it was going to be worth while, but once we got here, we were real pleased to be here," visitor Gus Kokotis said.

Kokotis drove to Mt. Rushmore from Colorado on the long Presidents’ Day weekend. He wanted to witness something he's waited his whole life to see.

"50 years later, here I am, for the first time. It's a very special visit for me," Kokotis said.

Others also use the long weekend to be reminded why we celebrate Presidents' Day.

"It's cool to be out here on Presidents' Day weekend and see one of our countries most historic landmarks. It's just nice to be out here," visitor Charles Crow said.

Nearly all visitors agree, the sight of the four founding fathers is something to see.

Mount Rushmore is visited by nearly 3 million people each year. Carving started in 1927, it took 14 years to complete.

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