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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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We visited in the rain. Although the fog and the smoke from the fires in Idaho caused a viewing problem here, we did enjoy the exhibits as well as the movie. We did see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We saw Mt. Rushmore first then went to the Crazy Horse Monument. I had a better appreciation for what is involved in building this monument. There is no government money, it is all donation and sales from the displays. Take time to watch the video to understand what a massive undertaking this is. Watch the dancing for the beauty of... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Crazy Horse Memorial is an amazing undertaking, the largest mountain sculpture in the world, and just five miles from Custer. If you visit be sure to watch the free video. It is well worth your time and will give you a better understanding of the project. The entrance fee is $11 and you'll be able to take pictures from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Okay, so I felt an obligation to see Crazy Horse after seeing Mt. Rushmore, but there is a certain irony since the Native Americans were not happy about Mt. Rushmore being sculpted into their sacred Black Hills...that is until they found someone to sculpt an even bigger monument of a Native American hero. So I wasn't about to shell out... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I was traveling with an international student, so it was important to me that I highlight the Native American experience in South Dakota alongside the story of Western European expansion. The visitors center is beautiful, and the story of the memorial was enlightening. I also love that the Crazy Horse memorial is helping to fund the education of young people.... More 

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited here approx 20 years ago where the outline of the nose was being blasted and we're delighted to see the progress that has been made in the meantime however there is still many, many years of work needed before this is completed. A new addition from our first visit is a bus ride to the base of the... More 

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Lowell, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We found this to be a contradiction of impressions... It is a monument to the Native Americans , Yet the story told is all about the Artist: Korczak Ziolkowski and his family. And we saw no Native Americans working there, only one couple selling their jewelry. The Museum is impressive, nicely done and they have a nice collection. We did... More 

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Desborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Although a very interesting place, we found the focus of this sight too much centred around the artist and his family, rather than Crazy Horse himself and the Lakota culture. What struck us, was the blatant absence of Native American input in the whole project, which made us feel a little uncomfortable.

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Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I think it is awesome to see one man spend his entire adult life trying to make a dream come true. And now his family carries on with it. See the movie first, it is interesting even if you aren't a history buff. Took the bus ride to the bottom, which was good for the guide who told us even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing. Very large exhibit & gift shops, cafe, ice cream shop. It is family owned by the descendants. Plan on spending a minimum of 1/2 day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited in the rain. Although the fog and the smoke from the fires in Idaho caused a viewing problem here, we did enjoy the exhibits as well as the movie. We did see the memorial from the base and the view was much better there. Wish we could see it when finished, but it won't be in our lifetime.

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