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“Very informing memorial with impressive story”

Crazy Horse Memorial
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We did not know to what expect when we went to this attraction, however we were so glad we did. The movie they show to tell the story of the memorial was really impressive and informative. All the museums and the cultural centers were amazing if you are interested to know about the Native American culture. We were also able to see the studio which Korczak Ziolkowsk used to do the sculpture. The weather on that day did not allow us to ride the bus and get closer to the memorial but i think it is worth seeing definitely.

Thank mfarid2009
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

It's an interesting place to see and explore, located near 17miles from the mount rushmore memorial park..but for the progress made so far, the ticket is over priced.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The Crazy Horse Memorial will be the the largest sculpture in the world. It's is an amazing place to see and learn about. I greatly recommend. I would love to go back again.

Thank Maria M
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We traveled here as part of a bus group, so didn't have nearly enough time to spend at this incredible monument. But, the amazing part was that we were just in time for a blast that removed 900 tons of rock to further the sculpture. It was wonderful to see the progress being made. Almost like a crowd-funded Kickstarter project, the Crazy Horse Monument is being funded entirely by donations and by admission to their Native American museum and the visitors center. It is very gratifying to know that we all have the opportunity to participate in this project - so, be prepared to pay a little higher than normal admission price. It's going for a worthy cause. The restaurant is comfortable and the food good, the staff is professional and courteous - you will probably encounter a family member of founder Korczak Ziolkowski. The views of the mountain from the deck are breathtaking, and the exhibits of the early days of the monument and the sculptors studio are very well done and informational. The impressive Native American museum has exhibits from tribes across America and across the world. Don't settle for just driving by and glancing at the monument from the highway. Turn in, pay the admission price and become a part of this wonderful project.

Thank Nebraska O
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The memorial is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota and depicts an Oglala Lakota leader who directly contributed to Custer's defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn in June 1876. Begun in 1948 by sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (who also assisted in carving Mount Rushmore), the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation have received no Federal funds for construction. The price per carload of people was $36, in addition to a $9 fee to enter the visitor center. Inside the visitor center are various native artifacts, crafts, and displays, as well as a gift shop. Try to coordinate a visit with a scheduled blast which can be seen from a viewing platform outside the visitor's center.

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