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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 was our first stop in Rapid City, SD. The admission price is $11.00 per person with discounts for more than two people in the car. There is plenty of free parking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
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Cleveland, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This was our first stop in Rapid City, SD. The admission price is $11.00 per person with discounts for more than two people in the car. There is plenty of free parking. Unfortunately, or fortunately, the view you have of the carving from the ticket gate is as good as it gets unless you pay an additional fee to take... More 

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Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

what a great experience. There is so much to see and do apart from viewing Crazy Horse's monument. WE saw Native American hoop dancing and various items from the history of the First Nation American people. An absolute must if you are in the area.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

When it is completed, the Crazy Horse Memorial will become the world’s largest sculpture. Commissioned by the Lakota Sioux tribe, the mountain monument depicting the famous Lakota warrior Crazy Horse is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota and is being carved out of Thunderhead Mountain. Sculpted by Korczak Ziolkowski, it has been under construction since 1948 and is... More 

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Willard, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you are going to see the memorial, save your money. If you are going to see the gift shop/exhibits, go. I compared a picture I took this year, to one that had been taken a few years ago, and I could see no difference at all on the memorial. They say they continue to work on it, but I've... More 

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

Dear Linda K, Thank you for taking the time to visit and write a review of Crazy Horse Memorial. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t see the progress from your previous pictures. The Mountain Carving Crew have been working on the 360 bench (near the horse’s nose) for the past few years. As the work there is being... More 

Niles, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The entrance fees to the Crazy Horse Memorial are steep compared to other attractions in the area. This normally wouldn't bother me, however we had visited the Memorial 7 years ago and it is virtually unchanged from then for this visit. We were excited to see how much had been completed in the time between our visits and it was... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Lots of interesting things to see in displays. The full history of Crazy Horse Memorial and plans for the future are displayed. Great place for someone interested in the American Indian

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Crazy horse is expensive but it is worth the price. They recommend watching the movie when you get there and I think it is a good idea. There is a lot of information and a museum about native americans. There is also lots of other things to visit there besides the memorial and the gift shop. The actual memorial is... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We actually came to see this amazing monument Aug 2013. For us, the best memory of this place is the astonishing scale of this carving..because it's not government funded endeavor..it's taking this long to finish it..would love to see this in 30 yrs again to see the progress they made. As for the entrance fee..it's part of the trip..driving by... More 

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East Troy, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stopped here on the way to Needles Hwy after visiting Mt. Rushmore. It's not worth $11 a person in my opinion. After looking at the brochure we were given and seeing what the finished memorial will look like, and considering how long they've been working on it, they haven't made much progress and I don't see it ever being... More 

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

Dear Rambler_JA, Thank you for taking the time to drive by Crazy Horse Memorial and write a review. We are sorry to hear that you decided not to stop and enjoy all of the educational opportunities available to our guests. The Mountain is one piece of the Crazy Horse Memorial dream and was created as a centerpiece to the larger... More 

Sheridan, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This site was over flowing with educational history, they have Native American artifacts, and things for sale. It really was something to see. The only two possible downsides, and these were really very minor, would be...it is kind of expensive, $28.00 a carload, so load up if your going, and it is kind of like an IKEA, in that you... More 

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