Crazy Horse Memorial, Crazy Horse

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Crazy Horse attractions like Crazy Horse Memorial can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's always a treat to see Crazy Horse when I traveling through the area. I was on a trip with my daughter after she graduated from college - so off to see the sites!  more »
  • We are local to Rapid City SD and agree with most reviews that the progress on the mountain sculpture is very slow, indeed, but the sculpture and family pledged each other not to accept any Federal or...  more »
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  • Awesome great tour guides. The bus ride and guidance was amazing. Knowledgeable. Perfect representation of the native American heritage. Would love to be able to see the finish product. But it is way too far in the future. Great souvenirs as well as a completed rendition model
  • This place is going to bigger and historical once it's completely constructed. This is a private owned and maintained space, you have entry fee. They have museum and other native collectives which speaks about their rich culture and history. We will come back to see the completed mountain sculpture.
  • I'm so glad that the natives American have this wonderful memorial. They should take pride and volunteer to help. Carrying wood, water, wherever is needed. I saw the DVD all about making crazy horse. Not one native was there volunteer to help. It is their memorial. all monies go to there education, so they should be helping. Sit back and do nothing shows no pride. Rather disgusting.
  • I first visited this site in 1999, and then most recently in 2017. It was awesome to see how much progress was made on the memorial in that time. This is a must see when visiting Mount Rushmore. The dedication of this one family to finishing this memorial and their support of the American Indians history and culture is admirable. You can easily spend the entire day here with all of the things that you can do and the programs. Amazing gift shops and restaurants. The buffet was good. Service quirky.
  • BEAUTIFUL!!! Loved it and glad they are finally doing a monument to honor our true founding fathers. I will be back here as soon as I can to see what progress they have made. I think that the government should definitely give money to hurry and have this one finished. I would pay higher taxes to see that! I went to Mount Rushmore, but stayed longer at this one. Because it means more I think.

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