Crazy Horse Memorial, Crazy Horse

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Monument · Tourist Spot
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. With our online itinerary creator, Crazy Horse attractions like Crazy Horse Memorial can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Total waste of money. I cannot believe I paid $30 to visit this place. You can't even get close to the monument, which is half finished and very far away. There is a terrible souvenir shop...  more »
  • The Crazy Horse Memorial is a memorial that has not yet reached completion. The project to build this colossal monument began over 70 years ago and does not look even close to the finish line...  more »
  • Bigger crowds than expected after the holiday but there was plenty of parking. We watched the movie (a must see), walked around the museum and exhibits, had lunch in the restaurant, watched a...  more »
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  • Today's visit was my fourth. Each time has been an all new experience. The entire place changes greatly. Always new additions and expanses. The museum is beautiful and I hope it is seen as a great honor to American Indians. Be sure to visit and save a couple of hours during your vacation to the Black Hills. You will need to explore because there a number of doors and hallways where you are welcome. Make sure that you come back again in a year or two because it will have changed. I see that the a number of people are complaining of the price or lack of info on the website. First, the information is on the site. Second, it is $10 or $12 for everything in the Back Hills. The $30 is per car for more than 2 people so if there are 3 people, it is $10 and so on. Bus rides are $4. Also remember there is no government funding for this endeavor. Please take the time to understand the full scope. This is a National Museum, school, and Memorial.
  • One of the most breathtaking memorials in all of America. An incredible tribute to Crazy Horse and the Native American tribes. Arrive early to enjoy the full experience. Be sure to take a rock of the mountain and tour all the different rooms. I recommend watching the movie when you first arrive to learn about this history of the mountain and the family and community who make this creation possible. The face is complete and we hope to see what project is completed next.
  • By far the most interesting place to visit. We spent several hours visiting and it was difficult to leave because there’s so much to see. If you go be sure to coordinate times so you can see the live show with native Americans performing as they speak of the life of Crazy Horse. What an unbelievable performance...native dances and native tongue was enthralling!! A must see!!
  • A very nice experience. The entry is $12 per person or $30 for a car full of entrants. The campus is well maintained and has a beautiful approach to the memorial. Everyone was very nice and helpful to guide us around. The museum does a good job telling the story of the Native American way of life and the loss of land to the US government. It also tells the story of the monument and plans for it and surrounding lands.
  • I have been here a few times over the years and it's very cool to see how the carving is progressing. The area is beautiful and the information in the visitor center is great! If you're planning a trip to the black hills, make sure to stop here! You'll have an even bigger appreciation for the area and the history.

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