Crazy Horse Memorial

Visiting Crazy Horse Memorial

A mythic warrior, a famed artist, his family and a canvas composed of granite are the elements that comprise the legendary past, present and future of the Crazy Horse Memorial.

The grounds make home for the Indian Museum of North America and the Native American Cultural Center.

The monument's final dimensions are to be 641 feet wide and 563 feet high. The head alone will be 87 feet high and by comparison, the heads at Mount Rushmore are each 60 feet high.

Crazy Horse Memorial Aerial


Crazy Horse Memorial is open year-round.

Welcome Center
7:00 am to  approximately 30 minutes after the Laser Light Show (See below for approximate times)
NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTER™ 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Beginning May 28th, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Van Rides for Storytellers 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Snack Shop 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Laughing Water Restaurant 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Bus to Base 8:00 am to 1 ½ hours before the Laser Light Show Begins


Current Fees (2014)
6 and Under FREE
Adults $11
By the Carload $28
Motorcycles $5 per rider


Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, you can get to Crazy Horse Memorial from US Highway 16/385 (the Crazy Horse Memorial Highway). Crazy Horse is 9 miles south of Hill City, SD and 4 miles north of Custer, SD.

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