Crazy Horse, South Dakota: Chief Crazy Horse Memorial
Bigger than Mt. Rushmore. More than a head. Decades spent carving and blasting by generations, like the pyramids of old. And still not finished! Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/31/2008]
Visitor Tips and News About Chief Crazy Horse Memorial
The Chief Crazy Horse Memorial is amazing! We went to Mt. Rushmore and I thought it was pretty huge, but Crazy Horse is well, crazy! Go there and you won't regret it![Barber Family, 07/28/2010]
If you are also going to Mount Rushmore, go there first, because it is a big yawn after the Crazy Horse Memorial (at least it was for us). Crazy Horse is so dramatic, so big, so much more real. It's a good story too. We didn't go to the light show at night but it sounded very cool. Don't miss it.[Debbi, 09/18/2008]
A replica of the giant sculpture of Chief Crazy Horse taking shape in the background.[Tim Bark, 12/25/2007]
Korczak Ziolkowski (KORE-chok Jool-KUFF-ski) began the sculpture on Thunderhead Mountain in 1948 and died in 1982. His wife and seven of his ten kids continue the work, which will be 641 feet long and 563 feet tall. The chief's face, now complete, was dedicated in 1998. Work continues on the horse's head, bigger than all of the Rushmore's White Men faces combined. Near the entrance is a box of free blast fragments of rock; visitors can choose one to take home.