- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) - Young people who visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial this year will have a new area to gather for programs directed at them.

Cheryl Schreier with the memorial says a new permanent youth exploration shelter will be built at the end of the presidential trail. She says rangers have been using a tent, but high winds often blow it over.

The Mount Rushmore Society led a fundraising effort for the project, the final cost for which hasn’t been tallied.

Schreier says the shelter will house youth programming that’s part of the National Park Service’s goals ahead of its 100th anniversary next year. She says the shelter can also be used by other visitors when it’s not in use.

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