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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 November 10, 2009

We visisted July 20, 2009, but just went to entrance and asked if we could turn around. For our family of four the price seemed a little high and the only thing we really wanted after sightseeing all day was just to get a picture. It would be nice if it was further along, then maybe I could see paying the price. My aunt was there a few days before and paid to get in. She thought it was worth it and said they have a lot of information about the making of it, but my family passed on this idea.

2  Thank Janice M
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Reviewed October 15, 2009

We originally went to see Crazy Horse only because we had gone out of our way to check Mount Rushmore off of our "list". I was impressed with great exhibits in the visitors' center. Although the monument is far from finished, it is still impressive. The day we were there a large dump truck was parked under his nose giving you a great perspective of how large he is. The only negative is that you had to pay extra and wait for a bus to take you close enough to get really good close up pictures without a special camera. We didn't allow enough time for that. The visitors' center has a great display of Native American objects. We also had a great discussion with the people who worked there about the philosophy of refusing government funds. They have recently received a large influx of cash and expect the work to move much more quickly now. Make sure you go in all of the rooms. One has a statue of what the finished monument will look like. You can take a great picture with the statue in front of the actual monument.

3  Thank kmfmom
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Reviewed October 9, 2009

This monumental sculpture in granite is much bigger then Mt. Rushmore and though not finished, more impressive. Seeing is from the road is impressive but learning about the artist and his family is twice as interesting. Spend the money to go inside and spend 2 to 4 hours. Everything you see and hear about the amazing man who started this work will leave you awestruck, not to mention the incredible works of art on display.

3  Thank fsdukejr
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

I read some discouraging reviews but I am glad we stopped to see it. Yes, there is much work to still be done but you can feel the creative spirit. It was so interesting to see the film of the early work. And the tribute to the Native American culture is inspiring.

2  Thank hideyho53
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

Crazy Horse monument is a work in progress. It will take a few more years before the figure of the Native American chief on his horse is sculpted out of the mountain. So you have to come back later with your grandchildren to see more of it. The fascinating exhibits and lore in the museum is a discovery of Indian life before the pioneers discovered this great land. The restaurant is very inviting and the servers are extremely helpful.

2  Thank Journeyman75
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