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Address: 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730
Phone Number: +1 605-673-4681
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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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Engaging exhibits.

Part of a 2 day road trip from the twin cities. Stopped by as part of visit to Mount Rushmore, however Crazy Horse has a much nicer visitor’s center with performances.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tammy F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of a 2 day road trip from the twin cities. Stopped by as part of visit to Mount Rushmore, however Crazy Horse has a much nicer visitor’s center with performances.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well I first visited this place back in '85 and took the tour. To a first timer this might be amazing and worth the admission price. I then took my family last year, visiting once hoping to see some real progress only to be disappointed. My teen boys were looking at the pamphlet I received so long ago in 1985,... More 

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CrazyHorseMemorial, Manager at Crazy Horse Memorial, responded to this review

Dear Eagle-Eye 24, Thank you for taking the time to drive by and take a picture on your latest trip to South Dakota. In a world where time is measured by how long it takes to microwave dinner it is difficult to understand why something would take longer than just a few years. Since the last time you visited we... More 

Fort Wayne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing, the history and the culture displays is second to none. A piece of art in the making. I highly recommend a visit to Crazy Horse Memorial. Visiting the museum is a must. I will return when in the area next time. What an amazing tribute to a great chief and Native American culture.

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun to see this again after 30 years and how much it has changed . My son had studied it and it was fun to see especially the laser light show.

Thank consteel
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wife and I have visited near-by Mount Rushmore two times in the last three years, and on each visit we drove right passed Crazy Horse. We did not make this same mistake on our last visit. Everyone travelling through the Black Hills should stop for a few hours, and enjoy the sight of Crazy Horse, the expansive and detailed... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting experience. It is a huge monument which is privately funded (no federal or state funding)- the facilities are great and the movie which outlines the history of project is a very interest glance at the history and story behind the project. It is a family driven project with great plans for the future. You can't get particularly... More 

Thank Brittany S
Bochum, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very historic. Amazing sculptor bringing out the history through his work. Getting his entire family to continue his project.

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Province of Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monument being carved out year by year without Federal or state funds stands as a testiment of Native American willpower. Up against the nearby faces of white presidents on their sacred land without their permission this is a complete test of artistry and drive. May be a while before complete but will give a voice to the first people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Crazy Horse Memorial is a work-in-progress, honoring the Indian spirit. The museum is filled with awesome exhibits of Indian creativity, paintings, Indian clothing, housing, cooking & hunting tools. It is a reminder to all of us who are not Native Americans that we are here only because of the Native Americans hospitality. Bring a camera & wear comfortable shoes. Picture... More 

Thank Dottie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This was one of my son's and boyfriend's son's favorite stops on our vacation this summer. At first we thought we might not stop because we had already seen Mt.Rushmore, but we decided to stop anyways. We were glad that we did. We enjoyed the movie to give a brief history of the project. We enjoyed watching the dancing too.... More 

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