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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
+1 605-673-4681
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The view you get after paying the steep entrance fee is marginally better from the view you get from the highway. You can pay an additional fee for a bus ride to the base which I think is ridiculous. The bus should be included with...More

1  Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We were amazed at the progress made and the family starting the university there too! The monument is still under construction and the museum is incredible. We loved the Native American history.

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Our family visited Crazy Horse memorial as my husbands choice. I wasn't sure that I was interested but it was excellent. They charge admission by the carload at $28, and we parked in the large lot and entered the beautiful visitors centre. There is an...More

Thank Marli F
Reviewed 20 July 2016

You don't realize just how huge this monument is until you get there. It's immense, and it's an immense undertaking. I look forward to watching it develop over the years. The museum is excellent - lots of Native American artifacts from the local Lakota tribes...More

Thank Jenn S
Reviewed 20 July 2016

it was amazing!! so much to see. Don't forget to take a piece of Crazy horse with you. We had a great time there.

Thank Carolyn B
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This should be a must-see on every Americans list. The story is completely inspiring and the entire efforts and goals of this place are amazing. It is entirely supported through private donations. Completely amazing and humbling!!!!'n

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This memorial to Crazy Horse in the Black Hills of South Dakota is a man made carving like no other in the United States. They have been working on this for 68 years and say that it will take another 40 years to complete. The...More

Thank KarenK518
Reviewed 20 July 2016

A must stop and see if you are visiting the Black Hills! If you visit here you HAVE to stop in and watch the ten minute video on the history of Crazy Horse. This place is just as important to see as Mt. Rushmore! They...More

Thank Nikki J
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The Crazy Horse monument is a massive "sculpture" of a huge mountain, depicting "Crazy Horse on his trusty steed .... you have to see this in person to appreciate the size

Thank Paul88882013
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Monument is further away then Mount Rushmore but so large even from a distance. Came back a different day with a pass to see it better without rain showers. First day it was very cloudy and wasnt good to see it well. we came later...More

Thank pam d
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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.
30 April 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...
18 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