Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills Travel Guide

Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills Sights

Crazy Horse Memorial

  • 12151 Ave. of the Chiefs Map It
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Native American Site

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

Designed to be the world's largest work of art, this tribute to the spirit of the North American Indian people depicts Crazy Horse, the legendary Lakota leader who helped defeat 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 work site stands an exceptional orientation center, the Indian Museum of North America, Ziolkowski's home and workshop, and the Indian University of North America.

Sight Information


12151 Ave. of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota, 57730, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • May–Sept., daily 7 am–9 pm; Oct.–Apr., daily 8–5

Published 01/19/2016


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