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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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The story behind the Crazy Horse monument is

crazy insane amazing! While only the head is partially finished and the project has been underway since the 1940s...beginning with a vision by the zealots tribe and polish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Gulfport
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We went to see the monument on a whim after seeing signs for it on the way to Needles Highway. Upon arriving at the ticket booth, I told the lady I would turn around. I did not want to pay $11 per person to see a half finished monument. She gave me a free ticket to get in which we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm not sure what I was expecting other than the story of the mission to carve Crazy Horse and a lot about crazy horse himself. There is a small section devoted to crazy horse but most of the museum, and movie, focuses on the somewhat eccentric artist/sculptor and his large family who have been caretakers of the project since the... More 

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Miami Lakes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We almost didn't go because it's not finished. SO GLAD WE WENT! There's so much to see in their museum and they play a movie explaining how it's been done and what it means. Its absolutely something to see!

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East Northport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski received a letter from Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear. In response to Mount Rushmore many chiefs wanted a sculptor of an Indian hero. Crazy Horse was chosen and work began in 1948. The Memorial is an elaborate affair with an orientation movie, a wall of windows from which to view the statue, an Indian museum, a beautiful... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On our third visit to the Black Hills area, we decided to stop and experience Crazy Horse in person. After hearing so much about the history of the project, it all came together when we visited in July 2016. The museum there is of exceptional quality - there is so much rich history to take in, and the displays are... More 

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Omaha, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Crazy Horse Memorial will be impressive when it's completed. The museum, sculptor's studio, and other areas of the Memorial were very interesting and informative. If you're there, definitely take the $4 bus ride to the base of the mountain. Really shows just how big it's going to be. We even got to see mountain goats while we were there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a huge undertaking and the history behind it is so interesting. When visiting be sure to see the film in the visitors center, spend some time in the sculptor's studio to see some awesome antiques that were once in Ziolkowski's home and there is a school bus that takes you to the bottom of the monument for $4.00. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must do stop if you are near Mount Rushmore. Heaps of history to read and plenty of parking. Great view of the rock face

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

crazy insane amazing! While only the head is partially finished and the project has been underway since the 1940s...beginning with a vision by the zealots tribe and polish sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski. He literally started the project with a generator and jack hammer while living alone on the mountain in a cabin he built. It's impossible to conceive of one man's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stop by to see this interesting monument and I hope some day they will finish it. The only downside is you can't really get close enough to really appreciate the work that this family is putting in to complete it.

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