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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
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 Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Crazy Horse Memorial
- $11 - Adults
- Under 6 years of age - FREE
- $28 - Carload
- Bus Ride to the Base - $4 per person.
Crazy Horse Memorial Hours
- Open 365 days a year.
How to Reach Crazy Horse Memorial
- 5 minutes north of Custer on South Dakota HWY16.
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95% of people who visit Custer include Crazy Horse Memorial in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
41.67% of people start their Crazy Horse Memorial visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Crazy Horse Memorial
92.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial Reviews & Ratings
This was a really eye opening experience. Crazy horse memorial has a really inspiring story behind it. You have to watch the film inside the museum in order to understand everything behind crazy horse. Also be sure to take a ride in the bus that takes you to the base of the mountain. It was a pleasant experience. I would recommend this to anyone.
I found Crazy Horse Memorial to be very interesting and informative. Many displays of cultural items and historic items relating to the local indigenous peoples. We were able to watch a "hoop dance " preformed be 2 locals Indians. Totally amazing history and performances.
Amazing to see what has been accomplished so far. In addition to the statue work we really enjoyed learning about the Indian cultures. While it's unrealistic to expect to see the entire project completed in my lifetime, the foundation has been laid for a bright future that coming generations will benefit from.
By far the most interesting place to visit. We spent several hours visiting and it was difficult to leave because there’s so much to see. If you go be sure to coordinate times so you can see the live show with native Americans performing as they speak of the life of Crazy Horse. What an unbelievable performance...native dances and native tongue was enthralling!! A must see!!
This is such an incredible monument in a beautiful place. The bus tour to the foot of the monument is definitely worth a couple bucks they charge for it. Also, make sure you save enough time to visit the sculpture studio. I wish they had a better lighting ceremony at night but the one they have is pretty decent. I really like the addition of the education pieces they’ve added.