Crazy Horse Monument
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About Crazy Horse Monument, Rapid City
The Crazy Horse Memorial is a mountain monument under construction on privately held land in the Black Hills, in Custer County, South Dakota. It will depict Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, riding a horse and pointing into the distance. The memorial was commissioned by Henry Standing Bear, a Lakota elder, to be sculpted by Korczak Ziolkowski. It is operated by the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, a private non-profit organization. The memorial consists of the mountain carving (monument), the Indian Museum of North America, and the Native American Cultural Center. The monument is being carved out of Thunderhead Mountain on land considered sacred by some Oglala Lakota, between Custer and Hill City, roughly 17 miles (27 km) from Mount Rushmore. The sculpture's final dimensions are planned to be 641 feet (195 m) wide and 563 feet (172 m) high. The head of Crazy Horse will be 87 feet (27 m) high; by comparison, the heads of the four U.S. Presidents at Mount Rushmore are each 60 feet (18 m) high. The monument has been in progress since 1948 and is far from completion. If completed, it may become the world's largest sculpture, as well as the first non-religious statue to hold this record since 1967 (when it was held by the Soviet monument The Motherland Calls).Wikipedia
Overview of Crazy Horse Monument
Walking past the city of Rapid City, you will come across Crazy Horse Monument. Crazy Horse Monument is often skipped on the visit, owing to the plethora of other prime attractions of Rapid City.
Top attractions of Rapid City worth your visit include Bear Country USA, Reptile Gardens, Downtown Rapid City, Dinosaur Park and Storybook Island. Visit these and also discover other interesting things to do in Rapid City before planning.
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This 7 hour private tour departs from Rapid City at 4:00pm for a scenic drive to Deadwood, where you'll stop at the popular Days of '76 Museum and have the opportunity to walk around town and maybe try your luck at one of the many casinos in town.
Next, the tour will visit the famous city of Sturgis, for dinner at a well known biker bar, the Knuckle Saloon. You will have the chance to explore the unique shops brimming with t-shirts and biker memorabilia as well as visit some local biker bars before heading back to Rapid City.
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