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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  • We stopped in here on our way to Rapid city.. If you turn in the driveway you are committed to paying and entrance fees as there is no place to turn around. The museum and short movie about the monume...  more »
  • Went with family and Boy Scouts. If Boy Scouts wear your Class A uniform, then the scout gets in free. Plan to spend at least 1/2 day if you look at everything. I look forward to seeing the finished m...  more »
  • This memorial is too important to be dragging out so long. The model is beautiful and this will be an incredible tribute to the heroes of the Native American people. So much history to take in. Amazin...  more »
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  • I only spent an hour or two there. This was about a year ago. One thing that I took away from it was, an hour or two is just not enough time there. There's so much stuff there. I'm hoping to go back soon, and spend pretty much an entire day there. It was a very moving, and Powerful experience. I really enjoyed it!
  • Great view, wonderful planning, and a free rock gift with every donation. I named my rock Gary who proudly guards the front porch while I'm away, as a good rock always does. Anyway, At night the crazy horse memorial puts on a free light show. The whole memorial was absolutely stunning and I'm glad to have been able to attend they have great plans for that memorial. As I'm native American I was granted free access however it's normally a paid enterence. I'm so happy to have the the carving made. Plus this memorial is located near mount Rushmore and it gives you the perfect chance to see both memorial. Best of traveling to you.
  • Our 3rd visit in 15 years and enjoyed it every time. Hope to live long enough to see it finished! I love to see the monument from the highway. Our grandkids enjoy the free rocks and Native American presentations. We always enjoy Laughing Water restaurant. Good food at good prices. We specially like anything with Indian fried bread.
  • Many times a visitor - the excitement still builds as I drive through the forest of ponderosa pines - and there it is - a piece of art on a crazy scale. Something so significant that it is almost heart stopping to appreciate the commitment and vision in carving out this memorial to a great people. For a family to commit three generations to this endeavour is unique. Keep up the great work.
  • Amazing structure if completed. The sun rays settle over Crazy Horse as perfection... Pity the monument is incomplete. The film was disappointing because it didn’t share much insight on Crazy Horse. The gift shop was mainly tourist type items such as magnets, post cards and some beaded jewelry. Although the Salsa by Char, the taffy and caramels were great as gifts for family and friends there was much left to be desired. Overall, happy to stop by and nix off our list while in SD.
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