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 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
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
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Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer Reviews
Honestly better than Mount Rushmore in my opinion. So wonderful to see this monument being made. The museum had a lot of artifacts and paintings, the gift shop was nice, and there's a restaurant right next to it. I didn't take the bus ride to the base of the mountain. Admission was cheap and they gave me another day of free admission. At the end of the museum they had a huge bucket of rocks from the base of the mountain that you could choose from so that was very cool.
Plenty of things said about this memorial. Our family really enjoyed this experience. The scale of the memorial is amazing - especially when compared to the nearby Mt Rushmore. The story of this endeavor and it’s evolution is inspiring and I cannot wait to revisit in years to come to follow the progress! I love participating via Google Reviews - if you find this review helpful, please click Like below. Thanks!
Very disappointed. Charged way too much. Can hardly see any detail from the buildings. Charged to take bus ride closer. The buildings seem to be run down. Seems like there should be WAY more progress in all the years they've been working on it. Sad to see a Native American tribute that is being put aside for other things. Will never come back.
I love the determination and effort being put in to completion of this long ongoing massive project. I appreciate the fact they’ve repeatedly turned down government funds to assist in completion. I don’t mind paying the slightly high entrance fee to get in knowing it’s helping finish the monument and also helps fund native Americans get a college education but charging a separate $7 fee per person for the bus shuttle ride to see the monument up close is taking it to far and should be included w/ entrance fee in my opinion. Aside from that I loved it.
When I was about 12 years old, I wanted to see the crazy horse. My parents and I went there in 1977. Then now, I wanted to show my husband all about it and we planned to go see the Crazy Horse, again. But, One guy who is living in South Dakota told us not go there because the Crazy Horse monument never been finish for a long time - It's about 50 years! I knew it! When you go there, get pay for help them to get finish but they put them to other place. We believe what he said. Don't waste your money! Mt. Rushmore is much worth than the Crazy Horse.