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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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Zion, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My dad and I visited the memorial in August 2014. The mountain is still a work in progress, but it is something to see. We took a bus ride down to the base of the mountain, then everyone got out and were allowed to take pictures. Near the mountain is a museum. You can wander around and look at all... More 

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Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Too cold to really walk the area all over so decided to look from afar and not go in to pay the price for two of us to see it. Should have a winter pricing...most is outdoors so if it is cold, too much!

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

Dear sawnjaw, Thank you for driving by Crazy Horse Memorial on your trip to the Black Hills & for taking the time to write a review. Crazy Horse Memorial is funded by admissions & private donations; we are not a state or federally run program. Our facilities include the INDAIN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA ©, NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL... More 

Chicago, IL
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

As other reviews have mentioned, this monument is not federally funded, and a little pricey to see. It was a little disappointing to see that the monument is still unfinished and their progress is so slow, however they rely solely on private funds, so it's not terribly surprising. We were treated to a Native American tribal dance show while there,... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Please note that this is not a National Monument, nor is it federally funded. Not to throw water on a great concept and a very well worth cause, but this visit was extremely disappointing! The model sculpture is gorgeous and hopefully sometime in the distant future the carving on the side of the mountain will rival Mount Rushmore. We first... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

What an outstanding memorial to Crazy Horse. Beautiful scenery and touching story. Highly recommend going here (not just seeing from the road).

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Springdale, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

I have been to the Crazy Horse monument twice while at the Sturgis rally. When you consider the size of this undertaking, it becomes very surreal of the job at hand. I only hope I live long enough to see a finished site. Worth the time and minimal cost to see a very impressive piece of American history being made.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

everyone has to see this... I saw it back in the 90's when they were starting the head and then saw it later and wow!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

An amazing site and story of endevour of a mans struggle against a mountain. You must go on the wonderful little bus tour to see the work close up, but don't expect to get right up to the workings. We also saw marmots and Mountain goats - we really enjoyed our couple of hours here - arrive early to guarantee... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This will be one of those places to keep returning to in order to see the progress. There is lots of educational information and this whole endeavor is privately funded. The only downside was their cafe; it was only so-so and service was not very good.

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Omaha
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I KNOW you can see it from the road. But the story is worth the entrance fee. This is a beautiful inspiring place where reality is captured. It is a process, but I am glad they have not sold out.

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