Crazy Horse Memorial, Crazy Horse

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A massive stone carving honoring the Oglala Lakota warrior and hero Crazy HorseCrazy Horse Memorial has the potential to become the world’s largest sculpture at 195 m (641 ft) wide and 172 m (563 ft) high. This memorial was originally commissioned by Chief Henry Standing Bear in 1948 and has yet to be completed. The monument is located in the Black Hills, a land sacred to Lakota culture, only 27 km (17 mi) away from Mount Rushmore. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski’s widow now oversees the ongoing work and the education of visitors on Native American culture. Entrance fees support the continued construction of this work in progress, as the sculpture receives no federal or state funding. Using our online itinerary creator, Crazy Horse attractions like Crazy Horse Memorial can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The sculpture, the mission and the persistence on display here all impress me very much. Much has been accomplished since I first saw it in 1974. Ziolkowski and Standing Bear (not Longmire’s sidekick)...  more »
  • We wanted to go see Crazy horse. We found out that it costs $11 per person. That would have been $22 for my husband and I. We felt that was too much because it's not completed yet. We left and pulled ...  more »
  • It was raining when we drove past, so we drove up the drive to get a better look. There was no where to turn around and we then had to go thru and pay admission. They had the model put away so that yo...  more »
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  • It was informative without being over there top. The family project is touching. Most of the sculptors kids are continuing the work. The store had really lovely pieces of jewelry and pottery. The mountain is huuuuuuuge and truly awe-inspiring. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Really enjoyed our day at Crazy Horse. A great bit of American history. The views of the carving are great. Well worth taking the bus to be nearer the workings. We found the people working there to be very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
  • The light show was one of our favorite things to see on our family trip last year. We liked it so much, we went 2 nights in a row. It was very moving. So educational and was great for all ages. Our group included ages from 3 to 61.
  • This definitely has to be something that interests you initially to appreciate the whole of the project. The sheer scale alone of the sculpture is tough to fathom. Try and start your visit with the informative film as it gives you a great context to the memorial. It's entirely privately funded. Your visits make it possible!
  • Rip off! Can't really see the sculpture, you have to pay additional to go bus to see it good. This attraction is all about making a family money. It is not even close to being dine, not even close. I will have to say that the old pictures and some if the artifacts are cool, but that is it. It's a hodgepodge of buildings that seems just thrown up. I will not come back. The short film was not much about native people but all about the sculptor and his family. What a waste.

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