Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Michael P
Mason, OH249 contributions
Ah you see the potential, but will you ever see it finished?
Sep 2021 • Couples
Ah you see the potential, but will you ever see it finished? It’s an interesting stop, especially after Mount Rushmore. It will be awesome if the carving is ever finished, and the “vision” is much, much bigger. But without the original artist and that passion I think it will never be completed. While I do recommend this stop, if you’re short on time I would cut this one out. I’m glad we visited and I learned things, but it didn’t have the same impact as other South Dakota sites, which is too bad.
Written October 15, 2021
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DSP_MPS_Gmail
Point Lookout, MO232 contributions
You have to come here and see everything
Jul 2021
It's obligatory you stop here with the family. The family that started this and is still involved is wonderful, and you can see their hand from the time you drive up until you leave. Take pictures as you're coming up to the Visitor's Center, and also as you get closer to the Monument. It's awe inspiring to see what the artist and workers were able to craft out of rocks. We were also lucky enough that day to see the show put on by the Native dancers and talking about the hoop dance and meanings to the cultural tribes. I was here when I was a kid and you could barely see much progress past the face...now they've completed so much more and in 10-15 years we'll probably have grandkids and I can't wait to take them here too. It's culturally important to have this place to honor and support and foster the indigenous people of our country...and to make an monument to honor them and the hardships they've had to endure.
Written October 13, 2021
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Dave C
Monroe, UT89 contributions
Over rated
Oct 2021 • Couples
This thing hasn’t changed in 30 years and just feels like an attempt by white people to appease native Americans and it isn’t even really a likeness of Crazy Horse . We also ate lunch at the buffet and it was good but nothing great
Written October 13, 2021
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DoctormomStow
Stow, OH444 contributions
A site unfinished..
Sep 2021
I have mixed feelings in reviewing this. The actual memorial in the making is awesome but the experience at the site was disappointing with the exception of the video production that is shown in the visitor center. I found it worthwhile to see that but my husband felt differently. We found the "museum" to be underwhelming and second rate. I accept that some of the entrance fee of $30 per car goes towards the project but not sure I would go again given what our experience was. For an extra small fee you can load into a bus and get closer but with Covid concerns, we did not choose to do that. I am not sure it would have made a difference.
Written October 12, 2021
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coachee1313
Montvale, NJ1,054 contributions
Worthwhile
Oct 2021
This work in progress is very worthwhile for sure. While most of us will not see it completed in our lifetime, the exhibition center is worth it enough.
Written October 10, 2021
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David G
Santa Clarita, CA509 contributions
Must see!
Sep 2021
We loved the Crazy Horse Memorial. There is a great story leading up to this monumental effort that will likely not be completed for decades to come. We experienced Crazy Horse at the Little Bighorn, then at his Memorial, and later at Fort Robinson where he was killed. He led an amazing life trying to keep his way of living for his people.
Written October 8, 2021
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Big-Len57
Vernon, NJ8 contributions
Go to the top.
Sep 2021 • Couples
I know it's a lot of money, but my wife and I spent the $125.00 each to go to the face of Crazy Horse and it was worth every dime. Absolutely amazing experience of a lifetime. Cut out something else and do it. It was just us and the guide. Unforgettable.
Written October 5, 2021
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DarylJ552
Carlsbad, CA2,896 contributions
HUGE INTERESTING SCULPTURE ON SOUTH DAKOTA MOUNTAIN
Sep 2021
We got to the Crazy Horse Memorial at lunchtime and had a good lunch at The Laughing Water Restaurant before taking pictures of the sculpture and going through the visitor center. The face of Crazy Horse appears to be almost finished but it's going to be a long time before the rest of the sculpture including his horse is completed.
Written October 4, 2021
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New Yawker
New York City, NY341 contributions
So much to see and learn at Crazy Horse
Sep 2021
I had no idea about this Memorial and I am completely blown away by the importance of this project. You must see it and take the time to read and listen to all the historical facts of this huge undertaking. You will not be disappointed by historical importance and the magnitude of what the future holds for this sight.
Written October 1, 2021
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Kate
Evansville26 contributions
A Living Art and History Experience
Sep 2021 • Family
The shops and facilities are very touristy but fun. The museum is fascinating and full of beautiful and interesting artifacts. And while the memorial is not finished, the story and the process are part of what make it so special. Do not go expecting a finished or refined sculpture. Go expecting an immersive experience to learn about Crazy Horse, and the path taken to remember him. Go to learn about local tribes and their history. Discover the commitment of two very different men who worked together to make this possible, knowing that it was not for their lifetime, but for the future. So their children and children’s children etc…would remember.

“My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know that the red man has great heroes also.”

-Mato Najen (Chief Henry Standing Bear)
Written October 1, 2021
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