If you've never visited Mount Rushmore, I can't tell you how much you're missing. Even those with the slightest sliver of patriotism will find this national monument breath-taking. Similar to the first time I saw the Grand Canyon, I found myself just standing and staring. Here were four of this nation's most iconic figures captured in stone for eternity. Make this a line item on your bucket list and take in the beauty and the splendor of this American treasure. It's not too far away and worth the trip. Click here for the Mount Rushmore national park page.