Memorial Hours and Schedules

Memorial Hours and Schedules

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    Please note: Bus Rides and laser show times are based on weather conditions.

    2017 Schedule

    The Day After Native Americans’ Day 2016 (October 11, 2016) through Native Americans’ Day 2017 (October 9, 2017)

    • ⧁ January 2 through March 14

      Welcome Center Educational Center Bus to Base Gift Shop
      8 am - 5 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am, last boarding at 4 pm
      (Weather & road conditions permitting)
      8 am- 5 pm

    • ⧁ March 15 through May 16

      Welcome Center Educational Center Bus to Base Gift Shop
      8 am - 7 pm 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 6 pm 8 am- 7 pm

    • ⧁ May 17 through Oct 9

      Welcome Center Educational Center Bus to Base Gift Shop
      7 am - approx. 30 min.
      after laser light show.
      9 am - 8 pm 8 am - 1 ½ hours before
      the laser light show
      7 am - approx. 30 min.
      after laser light show.

    • ⧁ October 11 through November 1

      Welcome Center Educational Center Bus to Base Gift Shop
      8 am - 6 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9a am - 5 pm 8 am - 6 pm

    • ⧁ November 2 through November 15

      Welcome Center Educational Center Bus to Base Gift Shop
      8 am- 5 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am, last boarding at 4 pm
      (Weather & road conditions permitting)
      8 am- 5 pm

    • ⧁ November 16 through November 29

      Welcome Center Educational Center Bus to Base Gift Shop
      8 am - 4 pm. 9 am - 3 pm 9 am, last boarding at 3 pm
      (Weather & road conditions permitting)
      8 am - 4 pm

    • ⧁ November 30 through December 13

      Welcome Center Educational Center Bus to Base Gift Shop
      8 am - 4 pm. 9 am - 3 pm. 9 am - 3pm 8 am - 4 pm.

    • ⧁ Holiday Hours December 14 through January 1

      Welcome Center Educational Center Bus to Base Gift Shop
      8 am - 7 pm 9 am - 6 pm 10 am - 3:30 pm
      (Weather & road conditions permitting)
      8 am- 7 pm

    • ⧁ December 25 Christmas Day

      Welcome Center Educational Center Van Rides Bus to Base Gift Shop
      8 am - 4 pm 9:30 am - 3 pm Not Available Available during operating hours. 8 am- 4 pm

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    Van Rides

    March 15, 2017 – October 1, 2017
    Monday through Friday, 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

    October 2, 2017 – October 9, 2017
    Monday through Friday, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

    (Weather and road conditions permitting.)

    Snack Shop And Restaurant Hours

    It all started with Korczak & Ruth Ziolkowski who often had guests over for dinner here at Crazy Horse Memorial. Today you can dine in casual eleganceClick Here
    • “No one is ever wrong who desires to do that which is not required of them to do — and that which is of a noble purpose. The purpose of Crazy Horse is noble.”
       
      Korczak Ziolkowski / Sculptor
    • “My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know that the red man has great heroes also.”
       
      Chief Henry Standing Bear
    • “When the legends die, the dreams end. When the dreams end, there is no more greatness.”
       
      Korczak Ziolkowski / Sculptor
    • “The Important thing is that we never stop. That’s the main thing. And if you looked at it as strictly a view of being finished, you could get awfully distracted waiting for that day to come. This way, you’re pleased with every little step of progress that you make.”
       
      Ruth Ziolkowski / Sculptor's Wife
    • “One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.”
       
      Crazy Horse
    • “By carving Crazy Horse, if I can give back to the Indian some of his pride and create a means to keep alive his culture and heritage, my life will have been worthwile.”
       
      Korczak Ziolkowski / Sculptor
    • “He left everything so we can carry on his work, and that’s just what we’re going to do. We’re dedicated to that. His whole life would be wasted if the mountain carving and the humanitarian goals are not completed.”
       
      Ruth Ziolkowski / Sculptor's Wife
    • “My lands are where my dead lie buried.”
       
      Crazy Horse
    • “If it weren’t for each and every one you, whether your gift was small or large monetarily, whether it was friendship and encouragement, without you we wouldn’t be here…”
       
      Ruth Ziolkowski / Sculptor's Wife
    • “Standing Bear explained that the Indian has a concept of honoring their great heroes that’s totally different from the white man’s. It was difficult for me to understand at first…The Indian uses the direct approach. He says: that man was my ancestor, and he was a great man, so we should honor him-I would not lie or cheat because I am his blood”
       
      Korczak Ziolkowski / Sculptor

    Crazy Horse Memorial
    12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
    Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900

    (605) 673-4681

    Email: memorial@crazyhorse.org

    Upcoming Events

    • Memorial Weekend
      May 26-29
      2017

      Memorial Weekend <br />May 26-29,<br /> 2017
      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.
    • Legends in Light
      May 26-Oct 1
      2017

      Legends in Light<br /> May 26-Oct 1<br />
      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
    • Native Americans’Day
      Oct 9
      2017

      Native Americans’ Day  Oct 10, 2016
      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.