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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
+1 605-673-4681
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

It's difficult to see the progress made, especially since the monument is seen in profile. They did have tours you paid extra to take to the foot of the monument. The facility is beautiful but the best part was the Native American hoop dancers Star...More

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Rarely do I find something absolutely awe-inspiring when it is not even finished. But that's exactly what I found at the Crazy Horse Memorial. Considering that it was begun almost 70 years ago and is FAR from finished I found myself enthralled with what is...More

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Many people assume that this is also part of the National Park system-it's not, but still worth the stop. This memorial is a necessary contribution to the story of our country's history and is all privately funded through admissions and donations. I am glad that...More

Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We were there because it was included in our day tour. The carving is minimal and will not be completed in our lifetime. The movie was interesting as to the history and one must admire the dedication of the family to complete this project. If...More

1  Thank roadwarrior106
Reviewed 9 July 2016

All four heads of presidents will fit in horse's head. Monumental undertaking with no government money involved (in opposite to what Berglund had done in Mt, Rushmore). Korczak is gone, his wife is gone, but grown up kids carry on to finish their parents dream.

Thank RudySzymon
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

How cool to view something that was begun before I was born, and won't be completed until long after I'm gone! Embarrassed to admit that I didn't know much about this memorial until I got to SD, but I'm so glad we visited. The museum...More

Thank fox4cefive
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Located close to the Mt. Rushmore the Crazy Horse Memorial offers a big Visitors Center with the documentation about the dedication of one family and history of Crazy Horse. For now just the Head of the Memorial is done but even in this stage it's...More

Thank Christoph R
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I wish it were further along, but you can really see how much it has come along. It's just sad that it isn't where it should be. It needs more people to donate to the project, as it refuses to take any sort of government...More

Thank Nikki P
Reviewed 8 July 2016

As amazing as the memorial is (and will be), the story behind it and the family's dedication of their entire lives to it is equally amazing. Make sure you watch the video before taking the bus tour. Couldn't believe how inexpensive the bus tour was...More

Thank Show_Biz_Kid
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Such a privilege to get to see the monument in the process of being carved after seeing the finished Mount Rushmore. Loved all the history and information given to us by the staff. This is definitely a work in progress and it is great to...More

Thank Mary K
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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
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
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