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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 6 October 2016

After visiting Mt Rushmore, this felt a little like a third rate cousin. The Sculpting is worth a viewing, but given that very little has been achieved since it's inception, it was a little sad that this monument to a key Native American hadn't been...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you find yourself in the area, you must make a stop at this memorial. The monument and history behind it is incredible, however, the museum is huge and second to none. Very well done and extremely interesting. Plan to spend several hours wondering through...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit and see history in action. I think it's great what the local Indian's are doing to preserve there history and show respect Crazy Horse. A must go if you are in town or just passing through. This is why America...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Unimpressive compared to Mount Rushmore. I don't know anything about rock carving but you'd think they could have finished it by now. The whole project seems stalled. Prices here are steep too. Bus rides to the bottom were something like $35/pp and bus rides to...More

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I was awed by this incredible piece of unfinished art work. In fact went back a 2nd time to visit it. The museum has lovely pieces of Native American arts and crafts. A few, but not many vendors, a very interesting 20 minute film on...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is nothing more than a giant gift shop, which offers the same distant view of the quarter-finished, mediocre rock carving as can be had for free from the roadside. The exhibits in the so-called museum appear to be mainly items from other gift shops,...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The huge unfinished rock sculpture is amazing. But there is much more. There is an extensive exhibition of Native American history and culture. As must place to visit as Mt Rushmore. Just a bit pricey, $28 for a family.

Thank Jan R
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

So often there's this focus on the cowboys and their Wild West when people travel to states like SD or WY. Crazy Horse takes a moment to remind us of the other side of that history - that of the Native Americans. When completed, the...More

Thank Meghan K
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is a non profit museum and the crazy horse monument will probably not be done for another 75 years. It is a giant project. The museum is alot of stuff in glass display cases. You can also tour the sculptors home and studio. Its...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Visited years ago when there were no sidewalks & remember walking on boards across muddy areas. A lot of progress has been made thru the years. Great facility. Museum area has so many artifacts. Nice theatre and film about the history of the mountain carving....More

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Anne Marie E
20 May 2018|
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Response from Joanne M | Reviewed this property |
I saw this show standing on the viewing deck several years ago and everyone was standing and the deck was filled. I don't remember there being rooms for chairs. You should contact Crazy Horse if you are disabled and need... More
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Hayley1607
25 September 2017|
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Response from pattiandjack | Reviewed this property |
Yes the fee is 28.00 dollars a car load . It's not a state park as a signed treaty wrote they would never take money from the government . We spent a few hours looking around . Hope this helps
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Waldentravels
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Response from Carl R | Reviewed this property |
Very busy I suggest you arrive early to get a spot
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