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Address: 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900
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+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 building had many interesting artifacts and a small video available explaining how the Crazy Horse memorial came to be and how it is funded.

Reviewed 30 June 2016
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Audubon, Minnesota
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Audubon, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

The building had many interesting artifacts and a small video available explaining how the Crazy Horse memorial came to be and how it is funded.

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Sisseton, South Dakota, United States
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great museum and view of the actual carving as it progresses. Native american vendors at work in the museum. Gorgeous artwork and historic presentations.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This was a very memorable and enjoyable visit for the entire family. You pay a fee per vehicle when arriving to the memorial. There was plenty of parking lots of space, and a lot of things to look at and watch. We recommend that you follow the instruction the people working on site and watch the movie first. Go around... More 

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

My family and I found this attraction to be the highlight of our western excursion. The history behind this creation has got to be the most amazing story I have heard. For a solitary man to take a hammer and chisel and start molding a mountain into a statue is amazing! The sheer size of the statue is worth the... More 

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

When we told friends we were headed to Mount Rushmore they asked if we'd see the Crazy Horse Memorial, too. Hadn't thought about it, but glad we took the time! For those who complain about paying to drive in to see it, remember this is all privately funded and is not a federally funded national park like Mount Rushmore. READ... More 

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Cupertino, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This unfinished massive undertaking is the work of one family without a penny from the US Government. The story of the man who started this sculpture is captivating. They have a great visitor center with many things to see. Plan on taking the side bus trip closer to the mountain. See the model of what it will look like finished... More 

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Las Vegas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I found the memorial to be informative and educational. While it almost looked like it did back in the 80's when I was here as a kid, it was good to see actual photo history to see the huge amounts of rock that were moved since then. Some of the fundraising and donation requests are a little over the top... More 

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Plano, Texas
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

We spent a week in the area seeing many things and this was our only disappointment. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, who worked on Mount Rushmore under Gutzon Borglum, started the work in 1948 and it is far from completed. The sculptor and his family have been working, almost all alone on, all these years. Gutzon Borglum and about 400 workers completed... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We arrived there after visiting mt Rushmore and were very impressed with the size of this monument. Work is still ongoing so it is interesting to see the construction. The visitor centre is well worth a visit with native americans on site selling items made by them and answering any questions you have. The resturant is well run When it... More 

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were excited to go visit the memorial, and we were not disappointed. Though it will be years before it is complete, seeing the huge sculpture in the mountain, and learning how its made, was very interesting and breathtaking. So much history! I learned so much from walking through the exhibits. I have kids, ages 9 and 15 who also... More 

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