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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 14 July 2016 via mobile

Ask for return pass in case you want to return for any reason in next 3 days including the evening laser show - easy to get. Be sure to see the movie. Find the outdoor viewing platform with the model and then the memorial in...More

Thank Brenda P
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We passed this memorial on our drive from Hot Springs to Rapid City. You can see this from the Hwy without any problems. Then we took the Mount Rushmore tour (which I do recommend) and saw Crazy Horse up close and personal. Or should I...More

Thank Mjaj2
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The monument is nice to look at. Bring binoculars because it's far away unless you take the bus tour (we didn't ). It cost $11 per person to enter or $28 per car load. Everything in this area is over priced, but I felt it...More

Thank alexreynol
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We were very impressed with this monument and the story behind it. The monument of Crazy Horse was started in 1947 and it will still be decades before it is completed. I found the story of Crazy Horse very moving. We did not do right...More

Thank RAP326
Reviewed 14 July 2016

After My Rushmore we felt we should see the Crazy Hose Memorial. Surprised to have to pay $11.00 per person to enter. Additional charge to ride the bus for closer view. Movie was informative; however, more info about construction plans/goals would have been good. Philosophy...More

1  Thank JRottie
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Worth seeing but what you see from the entrance/road is as good as it gets. Admission is $11 per person or $28 a carload which seemed pretty pricey for what it is. My husband went there 20 years ago and says they haven't gotten any...More

1  Thank grimm2012
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This memorial was a bit of a disappointment compared to Mt Rushmore National Monument. It is about 10 times larger than Mt Rushmore but really only the face is close to completion and there doesn't seem to be any hurry to complete it. Whereas the...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

That's the million dollar question, and I don't think much has changed in the past 10 years, at least nothing you can see with the naked eye. It's still pretty cool to see, but you need binoculars or a great zoom on your camera, as...More

Thank CampingKatie
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very impressive but you can only view from the distance unless you take the bus tour. A pretty large facility with exhibits, restaurants and gift shop. A short movie provides a good background to the memorial. Very impressive facility and carving. Admission fee is a...More

Thank pioneer186
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This was by far the biggest waste of time I have ever experienced!!!! Save the 28 dollars and spend it at a national park. There is NOTHING in this park that explains the story of Crazy Horse or the Lakota tribe. Furthermore, they are quite...More

2  Thank bennett1015
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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?
9 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