Mt. Rushmore Closed Due To Government Shutdown


Mount Rushmore National Memorial towers over the South Dakota... News PhotoHorizontal,International Landmark,Leisure Activity,Monument,Mountain,Mt Rushmore National Monument,Politics,South Dakota,Tourist,Tower,Travel,USA,VacationsPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesKEYSTONE, SD - OCTOBER 01: Mount Rushmore National Memorial towers over the South Dakota landscape on October 1, 2013 near Keystone, South Dakota. Mount Rushmore and all other national parks were closed today after congress failed to pass a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job. A bulletin issued by the Department of Interior states, 'Effective immediately upon a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to close and secure national park facilities and grounds in order to suspend all activities ...Day use visitors will be instructed to leave the park immediately...' (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)