Crazy Horse MemorialCurrently Open
- Address: 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730, United States, 57730, Custer
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-6056738300
- Fax: +1-6056732185
- Ticket Price: 11 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Memorial, Statue, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts, Landmarks, Monuments And Memorials
Crazy Horse Memorial - Review
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
- Find out about the history.
- Wear appropriate footwear.
- Find out about the bus fare and additional charges in advance.
- Find out about the family friendly tours.
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Crazy Horse Memorial
95% of people who visit Custer include Crazy Horse Memorial in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
35.87% of people start their Crazy Horse Memorial visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Crazy Horse Memorial
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Crazy Horse Memorial
People normally club together Four Mile Old West Town and Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Presidential Trail while planning their visit to Crazy Horse Memorial.
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Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer Reviews
Great view, wonderful planning, and a free rock gift with every donation. I named my rock Gary who proudly guards the front porch while I'm away, as a good rock always does. Anyway, At night the crazy horse memorial puts on a free light show. The whole memorial was absolutely stunning and I'm glad to have been able to attend they have great plans for that memorial. As I'm native American I was granted free access however it's normally a paid enterence. I'm so happy to have the the carving made. Plus this memorial is located near mount Rushmore and it gives you the perfect chance to see both memorial. Best of traveling to you.
I enjoyed learning about the beginnings of the memorial, the man (and family) that have dedicated their lives to seeing it through, and the exceptional museum on grounds. I think it's totally worth the extra couple bucks to take the bus ride closer to the memorial. Our driver was a fountain of information and volunteered to take our picture at the viewing site. We also came back in the evening for the laser light show. They have an excellent selection of books in the gift shop. I had a hard time narrowing it down to 4 we bought. But perhaps my favorite experience was the hoop dance demonstration of the Rosebud Lakota. Brave Starr explained the cultural significance of the hoop dance while her sister demonstrated a few of the poses before each performed their dance/story. At the end, they were gracious and patient to answer questions and educate visitors on their culture. Plan to spend a few hours here at least, soaking everything in. Well worth the price of admission and then some.
Crazy Horse Memorial is one of my favorites for the area. The price for entrance/parking is a little steep, but once you enter the memorial you can see that it is money well spent. The central had a free 20 minute video about the history of the Crazy Horse Memorial project and truly opens your eyes to how amazing it is. The museum is also very well kept. There is a bus ride to the base is the Memorial, but we did not take it. I highly recommend Crazy Horse Memorial to anyone, especially those who are visiting Mount Rushmore (it's a quick drive to see both and you will not be disappointed).
Great tour. Love the fact that the family doing the carving and the Indian community turned down government funding for the work. The cost is a bit high to get in, but you know the cost is going towards the carving. Loved the bus tour, very informative.
When I was first told about Crazy Horse I thought that doesn't seem that cool. Then after going I became a true Observer of it awesomeness. You have to go watch when I was first told about Crazy Horse I thought that doesn't seem that cool. Then after going I became a true observer of it awesomeness. You have to go watch their video that is provided because it gives you a lot of the backstory and it's important. It is going to be an amazing sculpture once it's done. My wife and I will definitely return and the next 10 to 20 years to see how it has progressed.
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