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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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This is an amazing monument but they need to let people know before they enter on what they will experience. We paid to enter and then had to pay again for bus ride. The bus ride... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We visited the Black Hills in August of 1996. Although that was many years ago, the monument looks virtually no different today. They take pride in the fact that they accept no funds from the Feds or state, but because of that, they also have virtually no responsibility to finish the project. I remember in 1996, we had to pay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing monument but they need to let people know before they enter on what they will experience. We paid to enter and then had to pay again for bus ride. The bus ride only takes you a short distance from museum not worth it at all. If they would charge a family around $100 dollars to take... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This monument has been under construction for over half a century. I didn't realize this until I visited. It is a gargantuan idea with relatively trivial amount of effort applied. I think it has primarily turned into tourist-trap profit generator for its operators. I do not expect this monument to be completed - which is a sad ending to an... More 

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

Dear Johnc_19, Thank you for your recent visit to Crazy Horse Memorial, we truly appreciate the time you took to visit and write a review. For years, because of several factors, such as the uncertainty of the weather, the availability of financing (Crazy Horse does not accept state or federal funding) and the challenges of the mountain engineering, it was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The closet viewing area is about 1/2 mile away in the parking lot unless you pay for a bus trip. They charge by car load or by person for entry. The museum part is a tourist trap. It does not look like much work has been done in over 10 years. I feel bad since the entry fee is for... More 

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

Dear Weaterwise4, Thank you for your recent visit to Crazy Horse Memorial and taking the time to write a review. We are truly sorry to hear that you feel Crazy Horse Memorial is a “Tourist Trap”. Crazy Horse Memorial is the vision of Chief Henry Standing Bear and Korczak Ziolkowski, to create a memorial to all North American Indians. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife and I visited the Crazy Horse Memorial and Museum, and generally were very pleased. Bear in mind, the monument is still a work in progress. A number of times during the year, the facility schedules a viewing of workers continuing work on the monument, and enables the viewing of the dynamite blasting. The museum and related amenities were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

They have a few incredible artifacts in the museum, but mostly it is a badly arranged collection of stuff. Skip the movie..it is so of the worst self promotion of all time. Overpriced, waste of time. Stop on the highway, take some pictures and move on.

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

Dear DowneastCornhusker, Thank you for your recent visit to Crazy Horse Memorial and taking the time to write a review. We are truly sorry to hear that you feel Crazy Horse Memorial is a “Tourist Trap”. Crazy Horse Memorial is the vision of Chief Henry Standing Bear and Korczak Ziolkowski, to create a memorial to all North American Indians. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great experience for the family. The museum goes on and on. A nice way to squeeze in a little history lesson on the Native Amercian. The artifacts were wonderful and kept out family engaged. We opted to take the bus ride to the bottom of the statue. It was neat to see the progress they have made over the years... More 

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Riverton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I suggest you see Mt Rushmore before you stop at Crazy Horse Memorial. Appreciate the grandeur and size of it in the moment you are there. Once you drive up on the Crazy Horse Monument you will have to re-calibrate your definition of huge. It is hard to describe the scale of this work in progress. Massive does not even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was thinking that Mount Rushmore was a huge statue. After I saw Crazy Horse, definitely it took from me what does grand statue mean. Crazy horse was a native american who fought in a bunch of battles protecting his lands. I am not sure if there is any government financial support for that sculpit. So far, it is taking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The monument itself is awesome. It is really expensive to go in but I want to support the history. If I was advising people unless you're planning on spending over $100+ to really get the most out of it, I would take a picture from the road.

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