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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, Cultural
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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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Rochester, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The Crazy Horse Memorial was a great stop. There is history displays and a museum that has a lot to see. I went in the evening when they did a light display showing the Crazy Horse story and what the monument will look like upon completion.

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Auburn, PA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
10 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect when going here - thinking it was a knock off of Mt. Rushmore, but I'm really glad we came. There is a movie that everyone should watch as soon as they enter the lobby, which does a great job explaining the history of the project. This project is family run, and does not receive... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This place is great and you can get really close and learn a lot of history behind it. If you're going here and Mount Rushmore, go to Mount Rushmore first or else Rushmore might be ruined because of the sheer size of Crazy Horse.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Overpriced. Nothing to see but a slightly carved mountain and a few Native American artifacts. Nothing to see here or do here. And the food was awful (also overpriced). There are dozens of better Indian museums all over this country. If you want an education, find a better one than this. I agree with the other reviewer... see it from... More

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CrazyHorseMemorial, Digital and Social Media Specialist at Crazy Horse Memorial, responded to this review

Dear Carly20878, Thank you for your review about Crazy Horse Memorial. Crazy Horse Memorial values and appreciates feedback from our visitors. We are sorry that you felt there was “nothing to see or do at the Memorial.” Crazy Horse Memorial offers three museums, a historic video, Korczak’s Studio-Home and Workshop, Sculptures, Artwork, Antiques, and a Laser Light Show at Dark... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We agree completely with what one of the other "reviewers" stated: "The education you receive about the Native Americans and the family that started the memorial is worth the admission price." While the admission price may surprise some, it needs to be remembered that this site is not subsidized by any governmental agency so everything is done from the admission... More

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Ebensburg, PA
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256 reviews 256 reviews
123 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The reason that I don't rate this higher is because of the cost. I realize that it is entirely private and self-supporting, but visitors go there to see the enormous uncompleted sculpture and are surprised at the price when they arrive. I will add that the museum of local native American history makes it worth the price for those who... More

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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

With all of the Native American culture in southwest South Dakota, you should take the extra time to drive to see Crazy Horse. The education you receive about the Native Americans and the family that started the memorial is worth the admission price. The only downside is you really can't get very close, unless you take a bus up there.... More

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Maybrook, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wife and I visited this site after a visit to Mount Rushmore. Was amazed at how much larger this was. A lot of nice information at the museum and visitor center with a good movie about the start of building the memorial. Just hope I get to see the finished thing in my life time.

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a work in progress and the visitor's center was very informative with lots of displays and Indian clothing. A short film is shown then visitors can view the memorial from the outside deck. Lakota Indians perform daily and at night there is a laser display on the mountain. Kids will enjoy the performances and also rock can be... More

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Santa Rosa
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This work in progress is beautiful! Will never see it finished in my lifetime, but the part that is done..the head of Crazy Horse...is a sight to behold! Tour museum to see what it looked like at the start..& what it will look like when done. Make sure to stay & see the laser light show at night & hear... More

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