At a mere 30 degrees Fahrenheit (a drastic improvement over last week’s temperatures) the Mountain photographer capturing this #MountainMonday image was greeted by a smiling Crew member stating, “It’s nice out here!” The Carvers are well-versed in gearing up to stay safe and warm this holiday season and throughout the year. Today, operated by remote controls, three drills prepared rock for removal on Crazy Horse’s Hand and Arm; the “Mrs. Z” and “Denny” attachments drilling horizontally and the FlexiRoc T15 drilling vertical holes.
Native American’s across this great nation have served and sacrificed in the United States Military, join us to honor all fallen heroes who fought and protected our freedom. American Indian artists will be featured throughout the Welcome Center. Admission to the Memorial will be waived with 3 cans of food per person.
This spectacular light show tells the story of the Memorial in laser lights projected onto the Mountain. You will be treated to the story of Chief Henry Standing Bear’s invitation to Korczak, Ruth’s contributions and special features of many Native American heroes. This must see show is featured nightly at dark, for sun down times click here: http://www.calendar-updates.com/sun.asp
The 31st anniversary of the hike up the World’s Largest Mountain Carving, now in progress. Free admission to the Memorial for hikers. Food donation appreciated $3 registration fee charged by AVA for 10K (6.2 mile) round trip hike. Non-hikers can still enjoy all of the Crazy Horse facilities for regular admission.
Governor George S. Mickelson and the SD legislature declared 1990 as the “Year of Reconciliation”, the day formerly known as Columbus Day became Native American Day. Native American Day at Crazy Horse Memorial is celebrated by planned activities for kids, program and performers, Educator of the Year is awarded and (weather permitting) a mountain blast. Admission is waved to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person.