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Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial Review

Designed to be the world's largest sculpture, this tribute to the spirit of the North American Indian people depicts Crazy Horse, the legendary Lakota leader who defeated General Custer at Little Bighorn. A work in progress, thus far the warrior's head has been carved from the mountain, and the colossal head of his horse is beginning to emerge. Self-taught sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski started this memorial in 1948. After his death in 1982, his family carried on the project. Near the worksite stands an exceptional orientation center, the Indian Museum of North America, Ziolkowski's home and workshop, and the Indian University of North America.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Hwy. 385, 5 mi north of Custer, Custer, SD 57730 | Map It
  • Phone: 605/673–4681
  • Cost: $10
  • Hours: May–Sept., daily 7 am–9 pm; Oct.–Apr., daily 8–5
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  • Location: Outside the Park
Updated: 11-25-2013

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