International Information Discover America
Get a Free Vacation Guide Sign up for the Travelsmart e-Newsletter
Request a Free Vacation Guide Download Free Vacation Guides

Home > Attractions

Attractions

Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse, SD

Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest sculpture-in-progress, and frequent drilling and mountain blasts make each visit unique. When completed, Crazy Horse Memorial will stand 563 feet tall by 641 feet long.


The project was started in 1948 at the request of Chief Henry Standing Bear who invited sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski to carve a mountain to honor the heritage, tradition and culture of North American Indians. Its namesake, Crazy Horse, was a war leader of the Oglala Lakota Tribe and a prominent leader in the Sioux resistance to white encroachment on the Black Hills. His bravery and skill are greatly admired, and he is revered by the Sioux as one of their greatest leaders.


The visitors' complex surrounding the mountain carving includes the Indian Museum of North America, the Native American Cultural Center, the Sculptor's studio home and workshop, a 40,000 square foot Orientation Center and two theaters. Nightly performances of a multimedia laser-light show spotlight Native American culture using dramatic animations and a stirring musical score. The Crazy Horse Stampede rodeo is held mid-June on the grounds, and is sanctioned by both the PRCA and Great Plains Indian Rodeo Association. At this same time, the Gift from Mother Earth Art Show highlights the artwork of Native American and Western artists. Also, on the first full weekend in June, the Crazy Horse Volksmarch opens a 10K route to hikers that winds around the base of the mountain and up onto Crazy Horse's outstretched arm.


Korczak's wife Ruth and their family have continued the project working with the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. An entrance fee is required to enter the memorial, which is open year-round. Proceeds fund further development of the colossal mountain carving in progress.


See the colossal mountain carving in progress, visitor center, museums, gift shop and much more.


The Memorial opens at 7 a.m. during the summer months and closes just before the nightly "Legends in Light" laser-light multimedia program, which runs Memorial Day weekend through Native American Day. The "Legends in Light" show starts at dark. Stop at the Orientation Office to receive a free pass for a return visit to see the Light show.


The Memorial is open from 8 a.m. until dark during the winter months.




Booking Instructions: Please select one pass option. Leave quantity at 1 unless you have more than 1 vehicle or motorcycle. Pass is valid for a one time admission for use anytime during your stay.

This business is located here:

Western Region

2615 people "Like" this business.
Do you?

[Gmap]

Address

12151 Avenue Of The Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730

Website

crazyhorsememorial.org

Email

General: memorial@crazyhorse.org

Reservations: sarah.scott@korczaksheritage.com
reservations@blackhillsvacations.com

Phones

Phone: 605-673-4681

Fax: 605-673-2185

Tags

History & Culture, National Parks & Natural Wonders

VALID DATES: 9/1/2014 - 10/31/2014

Black Hills Fall Color

Starting at $145.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Exploring the squiggly, wiggly scenic drives in the Black Hills of South Dakota is even more distracting during the fall color season

VALID DATES: 6/6/2014 - 9/5/2014

Black Hills Summer Nights

Starting at $303.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Go where the locals go for food and entertainment in the Black Hills!&nbsp; Celebrate Summer Nights at Mainstreet Square in Rapid City on

VALID DATES: 5/25/2014 - 9/1/2014

Custer City Expedition Family Package

Starting at $495.00 Family of Four

<p> Custer City is an excellent base for Families&nbsp; visiting the Black Hills because of its easy access to world-class attractions

VALID DATES: 1/1/2014 - 5/24/2014

Custer City Expedition Family Package Off Peak

Starting at $290.00 Family of Four

<p> Located just outside the gate of Custer State Park, Custer City is your headquarters for a year &#39;round family expedition

VALID DATES: 5/25/2014 - 8/25/2014

Custer City Mountains of Magic Family Vacation

Starting at $260.00 Family of Four

<p> Add some magic to your Black Hills Vacation with our full scale illusion show at the Grand Magic in Custer City, South Dakota

VALID DATES: 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

Custer City World Tour

Starting at $435.00 Family of Four

<p> See natural and man-made wonders like no place else in this world, all within an easy drive from Custer City, South Dakota

VALID DATES: 5/23/2014 - 9/1/2014

Deadwood: Base Camp

Starting at $209.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Make Deadwood your base camp this summer and see the hills.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ve put together a three night package&nbsp; and added eight amazing

VALID DATES: 1/1/2014 - 5/22/2014

Deadwood: Base Camp Off Peak

Starting at $155.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Headquarter in Historic Deadwood where winter is a welcome visitor! With increased bet limits and the legendary history brought to light at the

VALID DATES: 1/1/2014 - 5/31/2014

Great American Road Trip – Off Peak

Starting at $505.00 Family of Four

<p> There is nothing more American than Mt Rushmore and our National Parks and this road trip bundles 4 national park areas&nbsp; with Custer State

VALID DATES: 4/1/2014 - 10/31/2014

Harley Davidson™ Rent Ride Relax

Starting at $449.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Testing your driving skills on the sharp curves of Iron Mountain Road and seeing Mount Rushmore come into full view on a motorcycle is a bike

VALID DATES: 9/3/2014 - 10/31/2014

Hill City Heart of the Hills Fall Getaway

Starting at $159.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Stay in the heart of the Black Hills, Hill City, South Dakota!&nbsp; One of the most gorgeous town in the Black Hills and centrally located

VALID DATES: 5/24/2014 - 9/12/2014

Hill City Heart of the Hills Family Package

Starting at $498.00 Family of Four

<p> Located just a few miles from Mount Rushmore, Hill City is home to art galleries, boutiques, museums, three wineries

VALID DATES: 11/7/2013 - 12/31/2014

Mount Rushmore and the National Parks Package

Starting at $135.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Just 18 miles from Mount Rushmore is Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving in progress dedicated to the Great Sioux Nation

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Big Sky Lodge

Starting at $168.00 Per person/double occupancy

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Comfort Inn -LaCrosse

Starting at $184.00 Per-Person

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Comfort Suites

Starting at $192.50 Per person/double occupancy

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Days Inn

Starting at $178.00 Per person/double occupancy

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Grand Gateway Hotel

Starting at $188.00 Per-Person

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Howard Johnson Hotel

Starting at $189.00 Per-Person

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Ramada Inn

Starting at $174.00 Per person/double occupancy

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Super 8 Tower Rd

Starting at $169.00 Per person/double occupancy

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

Anne’s Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

The anniversary of the passing of Korczak and Ruth Ziolkowski’s daughter, “Anne Z.” (1955-2011) On this day, you may walk to the site of the family...
May 06, 2014

Browse Events