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Address: 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900
Phone Number: +1 605-673-4681
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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 memorial is a impressive piece of work and will still be being constructed in another 50 years. Our tour bus was allowed to go to the base of the works as does the on sight... read more

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Woodward, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We knew going in that this site is unfinished and had heard that it wasn't worth the visit. Despite that we wanted to see such an iconic sculpture and I am glad we did go see it. That being said, I was very disappointed by the steep admission price and distance from the carving itself. I understand that they're trying... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This memorial is a impressive piece of work and will still be being constructed in another 50 years. Our tour bus was allowed to go to the base of the works as does the on sight tour bus which takes car occupants. The museum / gift shop was also great.

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Winterset, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This unfinished memorial had a surprising emotional pull. It astounded us that the Native Americans approached this individual to create a memorial, and he and his family have worked on it for years without much funding. The size is intimidating, even larger than nearby Mt. Rushmore. Rock climbers were busy! This is worth the time to visit.

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great site to visit. We went with a large group and everyone enjoyed the movie as you step into the building. It doesn't take a long time but it's very interesting to see someone's vision come to life.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

How could you pass this one up if you were in the area. Very interesting story. We visited both Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial on the same day and they are somewhat different experiences. The museum and information at the visitor center at Crazy Horse are better (IMO) but the views and the walk to the base of... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went in late September on a foggy/drizzly day so we received half price entrance for the carload and were able to get a readmission ticket in the museum. We watched the movie (about 15 minutes) which was interesting but could use some updating. The museum provides a lot of displays on the local Indians so you can spend a... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are looking for the finished article then come back in about 30 years! If you want to marvel at the vision, passion and dedication then this is the certainly the place to go. The work that is going on is simply breathtaking and spectacular and, I believe without any US government funding so yes it's true the site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you have a dream and it follows your kids and then their kids, that's quite an inspiration! I was so in awe that ONE person started this yet his 10 kids and just last year, according to the tour guide, in 2015, 2 grandkids have started to work up there too. Following one's dreams, making it a reality and... More 

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Lester Prairie, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was expecting to get a close up view of the memorial, not so. You are miles away and the only portion completed is the face. Although all the commercial money making areas are complete. The Native Americans that were brought in to demonstrate a tribal dance were overshadowed by their speech criticizing and shaming of anyone of non Native... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

$22 at the entrance, after which the best view of the memorial was from the parking lot, which was only slightly better than the view from the highway. And if you want to get closer, it's $4 a person for a ride in a ratty recycled school bus. The memorial itself is nowhere near finished, nor will it be for... More 

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