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. Sculpture not really visible without paying to enter.
Summer daily 7-8; off-season 8-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$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 Memorial

If you're concerned/being careful about Covid-19, best to avoid this place. To get to the mountain, you need to ride a bus where there are no mask requirements. In addition, most of the museum is inside...again without a mask requirement. Save your $30 until the pandemic is over!

[Michelle, 08/01/2020]

Crazy Horse.

Crazy Horse

It is amazing that a single man started this and worked on it until his death. Ziolkowski and his wife raised their family of 10 children on the property, starting out with no running water or electricity. The family has never accepted any government money; it is all privately funded. It is well worth the small entrance fee.

[Melanie Turner, 08/02/2019]

Headdress display.

Chief Crazy Horse Memorial

This is not a rip off. There is a very huge visitor center with lots of artifacts and information. Admittedly, there's a huge gift shop and restaurant as well. I found it very informative.

[Barbara, 10/03/2017]
Chief Crazy Horse Memorial

This place is a ripoff honestly. Just stop before you pay $28 to get in and take a photo. It is not worth it. Or maybe wait until they finish the memorial because Mount Rushmore is a better price and a way better thing to spend your time on.

[Shanno Pautler, 07/27/2017]

One traveler's rip-off is sometimes another traveler's revelation. But you can skip the interior attraction and snap a distant telephoto shot before entering the property, though we don't recall any convenient spot along the entrance drive to pull off (since they don't encourage it).

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