Mount Rushmore audio tour wins award

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota (AP) 4-08

The National Park Service is recognizing a self-guided audio tour of Mount Rushmore National Memorial that can be heard in English, Spanish, German or Lakota.

The Black Hills tourist attraction received the Director’s Award for Excellence in Interpretive Media during an Association for Partners for Public Lands awards banquet last month in Denver.

For $5, visitors can rent an audio wand and embark on the 29-station walking tour, which features narration, music, interviews, sound effects and historic recordings of sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his children.

It also includes interviews with original workers on the mountain and perspectives from members of local tribes.

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