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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. Arrange to visit Crazy Horse Memorial and other attractions in Crazy Horse using our Crazy Horse travel itinerary planner.
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  • This sculpture's carving began years ago and is in the process of completion. Maybe another 10 or 20 years. The originator's family have assumed the responsibility not the government. This is a beauti...  more »
  • We traveled here as part of a, Globus National Park Tour. We had visited the Mt Rushmore park earlier and learned a little about the creation of the Crazy Horse Monument. We took a school bus up for a...  more »
  • In this Park does not apply to purchased a passport to the national parks of the USA. Are private buildings. And so you pay the entry fee and you pay at the parking lot next to the local bus to vlezné, which is the only way to get to this place. The road to the Central car park, however, is built so that you can't think about any tour and the only possibility for digressions from the main HW is the pay. Nor a visit is not possible. Torso statue of Chief Crazy Hourse, which here since 1948, vytesávají into the rock of local enthusiasts, was still not finished. Tourists under the torso sculptures carry local employees incapacitated school buses. Interesting use of used cars. A local driver with long taking pictures with tourists beneath the statue, and so you're trying to raise a crowd response and boarding a bus tour to be as short as possible. During the inspection, the local Centre we then found out that the statue of kutají manually and only at his own expense, and so it is not surprising that the building takes so long. But the subject study shows that the finished work will certainly be bombastic. But when???
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  • This is one of those must-see, "bucket-list" places. Only took me 60 years to get here. Very inspiring. Amazing to see what is being done (still an active site with demolition) using only private funds. Hard to get real perspective of overall size--but impressive to know that the head of Crazy Horse alone is larger than all four heads of Mt. Rushmore combined. Great gift shop and eating facilities. Wide walkways are handicap friendly. Shuttle busses are available (extra cost) to get closer to actual monument. Many displays with background information on Native American traditions and peoples. Actually more awe-inspiring than Mt. Rushmore. Don't do one without the other--but give a full day to each one!
  • The moment we found out at the entry booth how much they were charging and what those prices covered we U turned our way out of there. I had already experienced a similar scam at Royal Gorge in Colorado which by itself us beautiful but they have manufactured some forms of entertainment to juice you. The monument us NEVER going to be complete in our generation. It will take 6 more generations? Really? In this day and age with all the technology?
  • This place is a scam. You pay $28 to get into the main area, and then pay another couple dollars to get a bus ride up to the incomplete monument. From a video made in 2012, it looks like nothing has changed. They also plan on building a university & an airport. Yes, an AIRPORT. What about your incomplete monument? Like I said, complete scam.
  • One of the most remarkable places to visit in the area - way better than Mt. Rushmore. Fascinating history and truly an amazing project that is fun to see year over year to see the progress being made. Food is great, staff is friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend visiting this at least once in your life time - you will want to come back if only to see the progress. Make sure you take the tour to the base of the mountain and is it puts everything into perspective.
  • It has been a rather long time since I visited there, but it is etched deeply in my memory and if ever able, I would go back in a heart beat. It is not only just here, but all around. The people, what they have to offer, and what you learn. Just remember to look at what is important, the history, art and native people.