Crazy Horse: Giant Carving History in the Making


Over 1 million visitors a year can hear and feel history in the making at Crazy Horse Memorial, as they watch the world’s largest carving emerge.

Lakota leaders asked sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski to create the monument in South Dakota’s Black Hills to show the red man has great heroes also.

The colossal sculpture will be 641 feet long and 563 feet high. Workers completed Crazy Horse’s 87 ½-foot-tall face in 1998, and are creating the 219-foot-high horse head.

This spacious visitor complex features:

  • The “Dynamite & Dreams” movie about the Memorial and its inspiring people. The story also dramatically unfolds in “Legends in Light,” the laser-light program illuminating the mountain nightly.
  • Artifacts and contemporary art at the Indian Museum of North America.
  • American Indian artisans creating and selling works at the Native American Educational & Cultural Center.
  • The Ziolkowski family home and sculptor’s studio, filled with antiques, fine art and Korczak’s sculpture.
  • Laughing Water Restaurant, a Snack Shop and museum gift shops with exclusive Crazy Horse souvenirs.

Crazy Horse, located on U.S. Highway 16/385, is open everyday.

Visit, call 605-673-4681,

e-mail or write: Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave. of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900.

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