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 greatly enjoyed the history of the museum and seeing a Native Indian dance! You can take as much time as you wish going through the museum and gift shop. The view of the sculpture was good, but the...  more »
  • Very glad we stopped to visit this memorial. The visitor's center is very nice with lots to see. Took the bus down to the spot where visitors can get closer to see the memorial (still under constructi...  more »
  • Pay to see - Not! Pull in but tell the guy on the gate that you are just turning around, when you turn - take your picture. Better yet, when you exit turn left and go about a mile or less, make a U Tu...  more »
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  • This Memorial is breathtaking when you have opportunity to go to the very top and look into Crazy Hoses Eyes and see what he has seen, felt and how all his people went thruogh. When you look out in the open territories or lands all around him it is breathtaking. Beautiful and peaceful. I just wish that I will still be around to see him finished but I don't foresee that in my life time. So for now I go and spend my time there when I can. I feel like I'm home when I'm there why I don't know but I do.
  • Interesting place to visit especially if interested in Native American history and a good contrast to Mount Rushmore. Staff was nice and enjoyed watching the movie about the history and construction of the monument. The museum was a nice surprise and had a lot of information, history , and artifacts from early American Indians. Enjoyed my time here.
  • The mission behind the Crazy Horse Memorial is good for the Native American community, but it seems to have overshadowed the original intent of the monument. The Native American hero known as Crazy Horse almost seemed like a side note compared to other projects like the university and the visitors center. Overall it's a good experience and worth seeing.
  • I was randomly in the area and someone had told me about this place so I decided to swing by. As has been stated in other reviews, this monument is nowhere near completion. If that's a turn-off for you, don't go. It's that simple. If you do go, expect to pay $11 (or so) for entrance, which is per vehicle. I thought the monument was cool, even not completed. It will be pretty magnificent once finally complete. The museum has a lot of Native American pieces and is worth walking through. There is a paid tour with a bus that takes you a bit closer to the monument. I didn't have the time and was fine with taking pics off the observation deck. I spent about 30 minutes here and am not sure I'd recommend that you stop by.
  • Free for military! I enjoyed the museum exhibits. The Laughing Water restaurant was great! Enjoyed the Native tacos and my wife liked her buffalo stew. The Indian fry bread made both dishes great.
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