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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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Spent a few hours here included the bus tour

We spent several hours here enjoying the work in progress. Make sure you view the informative film... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Fred B
via mobile
Not for me

This was one of the stops of our escorted tour. We got in and saw a 20 minute movie about the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
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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 19 June 2016 via mobile

We spent several hours here enjoying the work in progress. Make sure you view the informative film for the background on this monument to the native Americans. The bus tour which gets you a mile closer costs an extra $4 per head. There is no...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This was one of the stops of our escorted tour. We got in and saw a 20 minute movie about the memorial. The movie was more about the sculptor and his family than of Crazy Horse and the memorial. There is a gift shop, and...More

1  Thank teresa3000
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful and amazing monument and well worth the entrance fee. Plan on taking more than an hour to go through the history, displays and video telling how the project began and its future. We went in the evening so we could stay...More

Thank MNGirl14
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed Crazy Horse. The film in the theater was worth the time and recommend taking the time to see. We paid 28.00 for a car load and was well worth it.

Thank travelforaliving1
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Prices at the front gate are $11 per person. This gets you to the Welcome Center and museum which is interesting. However, you are at least a mile or two away from the memorial itself. Then, you can take a bus ride at $4 per...More

Thank Geraldine P
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We were driving between Mount Rushmore and Custer and decided to stop at Crazy Horse Memorial on the way. Be advised that, in this case, you are, through admission fees, required to donate to the completion of the project. Instead of the $10 at Rushmore...More

Thank Bwerick
CrazyHorseMemorial, Manager at Crazy Horse Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2016

Dear Bwerick, Thank you for taking the time to visit and write a review of Crazy Horse Memorial. Admission to the Memorial is $11 per person or $28 per carload, which allows you access to the Museums, gift shops, viewing deck where Native American dancers...More

Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The Crazy Horse Monument is a work in progress and is done by a family without government funds. Lots of interesting history on how it began and the work is continuing. Be sure and don't miss the 20 minute movie. Food was good - we...More

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 17 June 2016

As we arrived I though the admission was a bit steep but after watching introduction video I felt guilt I had not contributed more, which I did. As you hear the story and walk through the facility it became so inspiring. There is no way...More

Thank Fundytrail
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We stopped by the Crazy Horse Memorial assuming that it was part of the National Park System, but we were wrong. Not only could we not use our park pass, but it cost us $11 each to get in. I understand the need to charge...More

Thank JoleneMH
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

On our drive into the area to check into our hotel, we drove past the Crazy Horse Memorial. It was rather late in the afternoon and we were not sure about stopping but decided to and we are sure glad we did. You pay at...More

Thank KathyHP312
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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