Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer

Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730, United States

Phone: +1-6056738300

Ticket Price: 11 USD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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About Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer

Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and Lakota Chief Henry set out to carve a mountain which was just south of Mount Rushmore with an intention of honoring the rich heritage, culture and traditions of Native Americans. They decided that this mountain would be made without the support of federal funding and came to this decision in 1948. Korczak with the help of others began the blasting of the mountain and removing the rock.

Ziolkowski passed away in 1982 but his family, specially his widow Ruth, continues towards achieving what he wanted for ages ago. The face of Crazy Horse was finally decided in the year 1998 and today blasting with precision is carving out the features of this horse. When completed, the mountain will be 563-feet high and carved completely.

Crazy Horse Memorial Information

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Crazy Horse Memorial Ticket Prices

  • $11 - Adults
  • Under 6 years of age - FREE
  • $28 - Carload 
  • Bus Ride to the Base - $4 per person.

Crazy Horse Memorial Opening and Closing Hours

  • Open 365 days a year.

How To reach Crazy Horse Memorial by Public Transport

  • 5 minutes north of Custer on South Dakota HWY16.

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Find places near Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer

  • Name: ATM Address: Avenue of the Chiefs
    Distance: 1.46 km away
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  • Name: Frontier Bar & Lounge Address: 12197 US Highway 16
    Distance: 2.381 km away
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  • Name: Laughing Water Restaurant Address: 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
    Distance: 1.158 km away
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Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer Reviews

  • 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.

  • We really enjoyed our time spent here learning of the history of the monument. All the staff we interacted with were friendly and knowledgeable and share their thoughts and knowledge with us. There is far more here than the monument--well worth the cost of admission. we loved the displays in the museum and the other structures that are on site. A must visit if you are in the area

  • Absolutely amazing experience! Gotta love the history surrounding this place. We spent many hours exploring and learning about so many aspects of this monument. The museum is awesome! So much to see and learn! The "Laughing Water" restaurant is great! Excellent food, atmosphere and service! We will definitely go back!

  • Fantastic monument. So much more impressive in person. The facilities are nice. The museum is a little boring though. Definitely recommend the movie. The evening laser show is good but not great. The best part is the end where they overlay the outline of the finished product with the laser on the mountain. Also recommend donating to fund progress.

  • So much rich history here. Tons of things to see, authentic clothing, a teepee, hand carved things, buffalo skins, beautiful quilts....too much to name. The video is amazing. And you can see the love the family has that's taking care of this great commission. The Indian taco was to die for and the view from the restaurant was amazing. I'm so happy I was able to tour this amazing place.

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