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Address: 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730
Phone Number: +1 605-673-4681
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Description: The mission of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation is to protect and preserve...
The mission of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation is to protect and preserve the culture, tradition and living heritage of the North American Indians. The Foundation demonstrates its commitment to this endeavor by continuing the progress on the world's largest sculptural undertaking by carving a memorial of Lakota leader Crazy Horse; by providing educational and cultural programming; by acting as a repository for American Indian artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA(R) and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER(R); and by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA(R) and, when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.
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More than a rock sculpture

Lots of Native American items to see in the various rooms of the museum. Children of the founders carry on the work to complete the sculpture of Crazy Horse, which is taking much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of Native American items to see in the various rooms of the museum. Children of the founders carry on the work to complete the sculpture of Crazy Horse, which is taking much longer than nearby Mt. Rushmore to create, due to limited private funding. We paid extra for the bus ride for a closer view of the sculpture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Crazy Horse Memorial is a very special place. Tons of info you don't get elsewhere. Super nice people. The memorial will be huge when finished. Make sure you watch the short video. No tax dollars or government involvement. It was very moving for me.

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Donegal;PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Crazy Horse is still a work in progress of an active carving and blasting site. The history of the place and the man and his family who started this effort and are still working on this today is fascinating. Be sure to watch the video in the visitor center and check out the scale model. Huge giftshop and also a... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is kind of of deceiving. You pay $11pp to get in but to see the monument up close, you have to pay a additional fee and get on their bus. Since we had a decent view of it, I did not think it was worth it. The museum was interesting. I saw just one or two native Americans, however... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went and learned a lot. We ate in the on site resturant and it was actually very very good. I hope it gets finished soon. We took my 1 year old and I hope to take her back when she is older and see more.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our bus tour included a visit to this monument and it was a very nice site. Interesting to imagine how the monument will look like. The museum is very awesome with lot of history of crazy horse. It was a very good experience and one that many others should enjoy.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Spent the better part of one day there and went back another day to purchase more souvenirs. Very interesting and enlightening. Heartwarming.

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San Mateo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beware of this memorial... I question if this dream of Standing Bear & Korczak, is now just a fund for decendents of Korczak... Especially after reading reviews of others mentioning no progress after 10 yrs & what seems like decisions to prevent the memorial from actually being completed anytime soon. Until then, people will still pay $28 for a poor... More 

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Chariton, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I would recommend going to see the memorial. However, I have mixed feelings regarding it. There are a lot of questions that come to mind when visiting. Where are the native Americans? I didn't see one employed while going through the complex. I guess I expected all of the employees to be Indian and they weren't. I also feel that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I saw the Crazy Horse memorial on my way through South Dakota, i was told to first visit mount rushmoore before i see this, and it's definitely advice i'll pass on. It's still being carved, but is an impressive sight to see. There is a cool cultural center / museum to see there as well.

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