Crazy Horse Memorial® | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial®

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Crazy Horse Memorial is a stunning and unique monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota, honoring the heroic legacy of the Lakota warrior and the Native American culture. This continually evolving sculpture and surrounding cultural center is a must-see destination that offers a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of the region.

The Mountain

Learn about the ongoing construction of the massive sculpture and marvel at its scale and detail.


Discover the rich and complex history of the Lakota people and their ongoing struggles through the exhibits and collections of the Indian Museum of North America.

Native American Culture

Experience traditional Native American art, dance, and performances at the on-site cultural center.

Events & Activities

Participate in a wide range of events and activities throughout the year, including the renowned Night Blast program, laser shows, and the annual Volksmarch.

Crazy Horse Memorial is more than just a monument, it is a living tribute to the Native American people and a beacon of hope for the future. Plan your visit today to experience this awe-inspiring destination firsthand!

Celebrating 75 years

It has been 75 years since the first blast began to reveal the likeness of Lakota leader Crazy Horse in the granite on Thunderhead Mountain in southwestern South Dakota. Over the years, as the sculpture began to take shape, so did the mission of the Memorial. “We are excited to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Crazy Horse Memorial,” said Crazy Horse Memorial CEO Whitney Rencountre. “We would like to honor the work of all those who have contributed to Crazy Horse Memorial: past, present, and into the future.” 


Crazy Horse Memorial is open every day year-round. Please check for a complete listing of hours of operation. 


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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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