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Crazy Horse Memorial

12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900
+1 605-673-4681
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The mission of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation is to protect and preserve the culture, tradition and living heritage of the North American Indians. The Foundation demonstrates its commitment to this endeavor by continuing the progress on the world's largest sculptural undertaking by carving a memorial of Lakota leader Crazy Horse; by providing educational and cultural programming; by acting as a repository for American Indian artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA(R) and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER(R); and by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA(R) and, when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.
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12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We were here about 20 years ago, it's interesting to see the progress. The history of Crazy Horse makes this a must-see for sacred spots in the US, but it's become a huge tourist draw, so be ready for lots of people, or go super-early...More

1  Thank Krista D
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Expensive, with the most effort being put into the tourist center selling mostly junk rather than spending time and money on finishing the monument. Visited Crazy Horse 20 years ago when entry was free with little commercial nonsense. Very little progress since then with only...More

1  Thank Scott B
CrazyHorseMemorial, Manager at Crazy Horse Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2016

Dear Scott B, Thank you for taking the time to visit and write a review of Crazy Horse Memorial. We truly appreciate your repeat support of the project. Korczak decided within the first year of the project that the project would be completed by the...More

Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Definitely a must see on your trip to the Black Hills. The dedication of the Ziolkowski family to this dream is amazing and the mountain and its story is inspirational. If it motivates even 10% of its visitors to learn more about the great Native...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is nice to see, but you're about a mile away, and for another small payment (maybe $4 or $6 per person) you can ride a bus to get to a bit under a 1/4 mile away from the base. The information/visitor center has a...More

1  Thank Dean B
CrazyHorseMemorial, Manager at Crazy Horse Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to visit and write a review of Crazy Horse Memorial. Your contribution through admission assists with the continued progress of the Mountain Carving, Museums & INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA(R). The University offers Native American students the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The crazy horse memorial was interesting, but it was quite expensive to visit. The entrance fee will only get you so far. You have to pay extra to go on the tour to get closer. The visitors center was cool to walk around but just...More

Thank Pjsmarie
CrazyHorseMemorial, Manager at Crazy Horse Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Dear Pjsmarie, Thank you for taking the time to visit and write a review of Crazy Horse Memorial. Your contribution through admission assists with the continued progress of the Mountain Carving, Museums & INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA(R). The University offers Native American students the...More

Reviewed 14 July 2016

You will come out of this visit with a better understanding of Chief Crazy Horse . You will also be amazed at the sure size of this sculpture . Mount Rushmore will fit in the flowing hair of Chief Crazy Horse !

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is one of those places that dont change much. We visited 10 years ago and there wasnt a whole lot of change. They did get the face portion done and added onto the visitors center. You can take rocks from a pile that came...More

Thank Chad J
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Ask for return pass in case you want to return for any reason in next 3 days including the evening laser show - easy to get. Be sure to see the movie. Find the outdoor viewing platform with the model and then the memorial in...More

Thank Brenda P
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We passed this memorial on our drive from Hot Springs to Rapid City. You can see this from the Hwy without any problems. Then we took the Mount Rushmore tour (which I do recommend) and saw Crazy Horse up close and personal. Or should I...More

Thank Mjaj2
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The monument is nice to look at. Bring binoculars because it's far away unless you take the bus tour (we didn't ). It cost $11 per person to enter or $28 per car load. Everything in this area is over priced, but I felt it...More

Thank alexreynol
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Donald P
I plan on stopping at Crazy Horse around 8PM on June 1st. Is it still daylight enough to see the mountain? Is there an extra charge to see the light show? Will crowds be an issue?
10 May 2017|
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Response from Redleg006 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I would say yes based on the time of year
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jpmack210
RE: Crazy Horse Memorial and Volksmarch. We're planning a trip to visit Mt. Rushmore and do some of the scenic drives in the area. If time allows, I thought an hour or two at the Crazy Horse Memorial might be worth a side trip. However, upon further exploration I see that we will likely be there the same weekend as the 2017 Volksmarch (June 3 & 4). My question is this: how busy/crowded is the Volksmarch likely to be? If particularly busy, it may not be worthwhile to try and visit during that time. Thanks for any feedback you have.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Ade1040 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest visiting at another time if possible. The roads in the area are two lane and can become congested when special events are held. The Memorial is worth the visit but you need to have time to tour the exhibits... More
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Jim S
How much time should a plan for a visit...
19 March 2017|
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Response from Mjr51750 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the extent of your visit. What I mean is that you can view from a distance at the visitors center which is a long way off but still very visible due to its size. We did this and were there about an hour taking... More
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