Nature January 22, 2020
These Are The 7 Kinds Of People You Will Meet At Mount Rushmore In South Dakota
Have you ever met someone new who began rambling on and on about Mount Rushmore after finding out you’re from South Dakota? While the Mount Rushmore State is home to a lot more than just the famous monument, our four favorite guys seem to be the first thing to come to out-of-staters’ minds. It’s no big surprise since it is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the country. All of this being said, our most famous landmark is visited by millions of different folks every year, including:
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1. The selfie queen (or king).
Ah, yes... the selfie queen (or king). You know the one(s): They have no consideration for anyone around them and always stop in an obnoxious place that disrupts the flow of traffic so that they can get that one Instagram-worthy shot.
2. The amateur photographer.
Sure, they have a nice camera, but do they even know how to use it? Or that the lens cap is still on? Or that the angle in which they are trying to shoot is not artistic but somewhat sideways? Oh well... We are glad you're here, Mr. Wannabe Photographer, and we hope you perfect your new craft before we see you next.
3. Teens too busy looking at their phones to see what is happening around them.
This would be funny if it weren't so downright depressing.
4. The overly enthusiastic parent.
"Isn't this great, kids? Say, did you know that the sculptor actually died before it was even finished? Do you see Abraham Lincoln up there, Russ? Russ?"
*Teens are looking at their phones the entire time not paying any attention their overly-enthusiastic dad or the incredible landmark in front of them*
5. The descendent.
No, we are not referring to the 70s punk band or the Disney Channel movie, but rather the descendants of the carvers, politicians, and/or workers who helped create this modern marvel. The next time you visit Mount Rushmore, keep your ears peeled because their secondhand stories are nothing short of fascinating.
6. The foreign tourist.
Here is a game to play: See how many different languages you hear when you visit Mount Rushmore. Whoever counts the most at the end gets treated to lunch by their friends or family!
7. The stereotypical American tourist.
How can you tell if the person visiting Mount Rushmore is a local or a tourist? Check to see if they are taking pictures with their iPad or wearing a fanny pack — it works every time.
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here. For even more Only in South Dakota humor, click on Here Are 10 Jokes About People In South Dakota That Are Actually Funny. Address: Mount Rushmore, Mt Rushmore, Mount Rushmore UT, SD 57751, USA