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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. With our online itinerary creator, Crazy Horse attractions like Crazy Horse Memorial can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The museum is full of interesting historical items. The bus tour to the base of the mountain was fun and informative. All the staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly! 
    The museum is full of interesting historical items. The bus tour to the base of the mountain was fun and informative. All the staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly!  more »
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  • This was one of the best attractions that my family went to. We had a great time visiting all the cultural exhibits, the video and the bus ride to get closer to the monument. Our bus driver/tour guide, Ash, was a wealth of information about the monument and the culture about the Native Americans. I was surprised to hear that there is a college there as well. I would highly recommend everyone to see this if they are in the area.
  • Crazy Horse is awesome for families! It’s so much bigger than the other mountain sculpture but what really makes Crazy Horse special is that it is the native history and culture presented by them through their eyes. Our family loved checking out the sculpture but the dancers/speakers and museum was even more special. Check out our video review to see what your family can explore.

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