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South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Sculpture as a model to be seen in the visitor center. That's how the sculpture looks once it is finished.
Crazy Horse Sculpture as a model to be seen in the visitor center. That's how the sculpture looks once it is finished.

 
 

"My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know the red man has great heroes, too" ... said by Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear.

These are the words Chief Henry Standing Bear wrote to sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski in 1939 urging him to visit the Black Hills and carve a mountain sculpture honoring American Indians. Fifty-five years after Ziolkowski began carving Crazy Horse Memorial, his family continues the dream and work progresses on the world's largest mountain sculpture. When finished, Crazy Horse will stand 641 feet long and 563 feet high.

Admission

Regular family admission fees:
$10 - Adults - Under 6-years of age - FREE
$25 - Carload (whichever is better for you)
Motorcycles: $5 a rider
Walkers/Bicycles: $5 each

Opening hours

The Memorial opens at 7 a.m. during the summer months and closes after the nightly "Legends in Light" laser-light multimedia program, which runs Memorial Day weekend through Native American Day (2nd Monday of October; has replaced Columbus Day)
The Memorial is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. during the winter months.

Crazy Horse Sculpture in 2008
Crazy Horse Sculpture in 2008
Crazy Horse Sculpture in 2002
Crazy Horse Sculpture in 2002


 
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