Crazy Horse, South Dakota: Chief Crazy Horse Memorial Team Field Report

202 Ave. of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD
Off of US 385/16, six miles north of Custer or 17 miles southwest of Mount Rushmore.
Summer daily 7-8; off-season 8-5 (Call to verify)
$11 per person or $28 per vehicle.
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Chief Crazy Horse.

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! Report... [08/31/2008]

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Chief Crazy Horse.

Chief Crazy Horse Memorial

For a closer view of the sculpture, take the 30 minute bus tour for $4. It takes you to the base of the mountain and also gives a view of the other side of the sculpture.

[Brent Thompson, 07/29/2013]

Crazy Horse sculpture, 2003.

Chief Crazy Horse Memorial

Tourist trap extraordinaire! You can see everything you need to see from the road/entrance, BEFORE you get soaked for the $10 a head entrance free. Once inside all there is to see is a gift shop and a 1/34 scale model and a cafe. No walking paths, and the closest you get is like 2 miles away. As of July 2013, all that is completed is the head, everything else is just a big rock with some spray paint on it to show where the horse head will be (in 20 yrs).

[Mike Richards, 07/05/2013]

As today's designated tourist trap apologists, we note that the viewing distance from the observation deck is about 1,000 yards, safely removed from active blasting underway on the mountain....if you're lucky enough to be there on a detonation day. But you can see the sculpture clearly before passing the admission gate.

Chief Crazy Horse.

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]
Chief Crazy Horse Memorial

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]

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