Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer

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  • 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
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Crazy Horse Memorial

  • 95% of people who visit Custer include Crazy Horse Memorial in their plan

  • 31.02% of people start their Crazy Horse Memorial visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Crazy Horse Memorial

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Crazy Horse Memorial

People normally club together Rushmore Cave And Rush Mountain Adventure Park and Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Presidential Trail while planning their visit to Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer Reviews

  • I'm so glad that the natives American have this wonderful memorial. They should take pride and volunteer to help. Carrying wood, water, wherever is needed. I saw the DVD all about making crazy horse. Not one native was there volunteer to help. It is their memorial. all monies go to there education, so they should be helping. Sit back and do nothing shows no pride. Rather disgusting.

  • This place is going to bigger and historical once it's completely constructed. This is a private owned and maintained space, you have entry fee. They have museum and other native collectives which speaks about their rich culture and history. We will come back to see the completed mountain sculpture.

  • 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.

  • BEAUTIFUL!!! Loved it and glad they are finally doing a monument to honor our true founding fathers. I will be back here as soon as I can to see what progress they have made. I think that the government should definitely give money to hurry and have this one finished. I would pay higher taxes to see that! I went to Mount Rushmore, but stayed longer at this one. Because it means more I think.

  • This place is pretty unique, the scale is awesome, after coming from Mount Rushmore sculptures that top out around 60 feet high. I think people expect way too much, this is a work in process, one that was started in 1948, by one man and his family. Yes, only the face is pretty much done, but it is the scale (after all it's a mountain) 560 feet high x 640 feet wide sculpture. Also, you need to remember it self-funded, few workers and a long long way to go until completion. The Welcome Center is the jewel for now and it has a wealth of information on life-styles of the native tribes and their interactions. It is large museum and if you spend the time, you'll learn much. Enjoy, we certainly had a great time and you can too.

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