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Address: 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900
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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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I just can't say enough about how enjoyable the Crazy Horse Memorial was. Because it is still a work in progress, it seems like it doesn't get the attention that Mt. Rushmore... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just can't say enough about how enjoyable the Crazy Horse Memorial was. Because it is still a work in progress, it seems like it doesn't get the attention that Mt. Rushmore does. Rushmore was worked on by about 400 people, while Crazy Horse was started by just one man, who coincidentally worked on Rushmore as well, with no government... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like most reviews this place is awesome and is still an active blasting site. The memorial is not government funded and is dependent on private donations to succeed. If you go you must watch the short film on the history of the site. The family that has made it its live mission to succeed is very inspiring. I did not... More 

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West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This monument means so much more to me than Mt. Rushmore ever could. Commissioned by the native Americans, rathar than stolen from them, this monument is of the great Lakota Leader, Crazy Horse. This monument is being built solely by donations, not funded by the government. So next time you enjoy it driving by, you might dig into your pocket... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The evening laser show is unforgettable, wishing to repeat it again, even during the thunderstorm and raining, the inside halls are wonderful and the souvenir shop is irresistible especially the hand made stuff.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great piece of history to see in the making. Great family adventure. able to see it proceed over time.

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Lemont, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time we were in this area, we visited Mt. Rushmore and that whole area, but were going in the opposite direction. We did not get to Crazy Horse that time, so this time, we planned a stop and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. From outside when you first arrive, there is not much to see. When you go... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is so much more impressive and informative than Mt Rushmore. Stayed for the Lakota dance demonstration and learned so much. Worth the price of admission. Be sure to take home a free piece of the excavated mountain.

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Loveland, CO and Mt. Vernon, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, this is an incredible piece of history in action, it's a private project...so the fact of an entry fee is not to be used as a reason to avoid this place. It is breathtaking to see time move so slowly in the making, it's inspirational, and it is supported by the Lakota and other tribes. Crazy Horse is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Far more impressive than Rushmore could ever hope to be. The scale , time, and quality of work is amazing .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crazy Horse Memorial is incredible. Note that it is not a national monument so there is a cost to get in. I believe it is $11 per person. It is worth every penny. As you can see, it is not completed because a single family has been dedicated their time to the memorial for half a century. I was moved... More 

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