Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer

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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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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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  • 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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  • 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!

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • If you get a chance, watch the movie inside and tour their displays. You'll gain so much more appreciation for what is being done and why it's taking so long to complete. So much history and thought behind this monument. We would have taken a tour up to the monument in the evening, but we already had other plans for that day and couldn't return. Worth the entrance fee. Also, of you want and can, you are welcome to take a piece of the rock with you. Pure amazing.

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  • We were awe struck by the magnitude of this beautiful sculpture! We took the bus ride to the base of the mountain and it was well worth the nominal fee! The driver was interesting and gave us a wealth of facts regarding the history and ongoing work on the sculpture. It was well worth the time we took to visit.

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