The lobby began its life as Korczak’s and Ruth’s front porch, expanded many times as the number of visitors to the Memorial grew. It served as the primary entry into the visitor complex for millions of visitors, until the Welcome Center opened in 2000.
Visitors also see large models of the head of Crazy Horse and the horse’s head.
New exhibits are also planned for the Original Lobby.
The rebuilt lobby retains the large windows, allowing an unobstructed view of Korczak’s 1:34 scale model with the mountain in the background.