Mount Rushmore finally looks great!

It looks like Peter Olson, who has previously shown us such excellent models such as Machu Picchu, the Disney Monorail and the Tenerife disaster, is at it once again.
This time, Peter has created a very detailed model of Mount Rushmore, which looks far better than the default (terrain-based) model. Check it out:


In addition to the famous faces on the mountain, Peter also built the “Hall of Records” behind them. The Hall was never completed, but you can learn more about it on the National Parks Traveler site, as it’s quite interesting.

To see it all for yourself, you can fly there using this KML file or you can view the details in the Google 3D Warehouse.
Great job Peter!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. More (better) pictures of the hall of records:

  2. thank you for those Pictures, never heard of the hall before.

  3. A never completed hall inside Mt. Rushmore? Would make a good start for another National Treasure movie. I’d like to see some GPS tracking based riddle solving in the next one.

  4. Very impressive! but, How can he made the faces? I think it is impossible to model it with sketch up, isn`t it? I usually work with it so I would appreciate more information.
    Great job by the way.

Leave a Reply