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Crazy Horse Memorial

Address: 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730
Phone Number: +1 605-673-4681
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The mission of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation is to protect and preserve the culture, tradition...
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Fargo
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is for sure a work in progress. Taking no money from the Government, it's going to take a lifetime to complete, but well worth the visit. Admission fees are reasonable and the history is very interesting. Please visit and make sure you don't rush through. There are so many buildings to check out and enjoy..

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cincinnati
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8 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

we actually were given free tickets to get in and it was the biggest waste of time ,maybe we should not have seen Mt Rushmore 1st

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

Dear Jeff, We are truly sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Crazy Horse Memorial. We do strive to make sure we offer our guest the best experience possible. Crazy Horse Memorial was founded by Korczak Ziolkowski and Chief Henry Standing Bear to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of all Native American Peoples. We... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I saw this for the first time about 35 years ago. You had to squint and use your imagination to visualize Crazy Horse's head. Wish I'd be able to see it completed, but I (and everyone alive right now) will be long dead and gone before this memorial is completed. You should definitely visit this memorial!

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Winchester, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the most amazing places I've ever seen! A must see for people of all ages. I was amazed to learn that it is NOT government funded. It is all by donations. Don't miss the short movie upon arrival.

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Wichita, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Crazy Horse is a very unique, fun, and interesting place to experience. I actually liked it better than Mt Rushmore!!! Mt Rushmore has a more organized US government feeling to it whereas Crazy Horse is more open and laid back. Somedays they are blasting up on the mountain and you can hear it down at the tourist area! The face... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We decided to pay the big bucks and take the ride and tour up on the arm of the monument. We can't wait to return and go back up on the arm. Eventually you will not be able to do it.

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Temecula, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Save you money and take a picture from the road, you won't get much closer than that. This place charges major $$$ for parking so tourists can visit what they call a museum, but is really a giant gift store with the spaces between kiosks filled in by poor excuses for information. The closest you actually get to the memorial... More 

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

Thank you for your visit to Crazy Horse Memorial this summer and taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and always strive to give our visitors the most entertaining and informative experience possible. Crazy Horse Memorial is a 501-c-3 non-profit educational and cultural project created as a tribute to the North American Indians, all tribes. We... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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67 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is an excellent stop! We spent less than an hour at Mt Rushmore and the rest of the day at Crazy Horse. They have traditional Native dances here once a day, maybe twice. If it's coming up while you're there be sure to take a seat near the teepees out on the deck and wait. It was unbelievably moving.... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Have driven by this memorial several times but never went in. We did on this trip and was overwhelmed by the history of the memorial and the continuing work to finish it. The work is totally funded by private donations and admission fees. No state or federal monies go toward the work being done on it. This wonderful attraction focuses... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Do not miss out on this unique and wonderful memorial to Crazy Horse! A must see!! Plan to spend a few hours enjoying the many exhibits and gift shop. Take the bus tour around the mountain, you won't be sorry.

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