Google Earth Views: Hovering Over Mount Rushmore
The Discovery Channel is offering up video tours of U.S. National Parks via Google Earth. You can fly from one park to the next without the traffic, gas prices, or annoying lines.
While the tour and the video is fairly cool, as usual, the coolest part to us was venturing off the beaten path a bit and flying around places like Mount Rushmore. Though it was cloudy the day Google's cameras took flight, you can clearly see the tops of four presidential heads as well as the viewing area, the parking lot, and the windy Black Hills road that leads to the monumental mountain. Turns out the park will be putting on a fireworks display July 3, 2006. Not a bad place to see the Independence Day festivities.
· Mount Rushmore [maps.google.com]
· National Parks Google Earth [Discovery Channel]
· Mount Rushmore Reviews [TripAdvisor]