Pricing and Admission
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Crazy Horse Memorial is not a federal or state supported project. Thank you in advance for your admission and for being a partner in our progress. Parking is FREE, admission fees support advancements in Mountain Carving, the Museums, and the developing INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®.
Crazy Horse Memorial offers visitors a rich learning experience about the culture, traditions and living heritage of North American Indians, the pioneering spirit of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and his devoted family, and the art and science of mountain carving. In 1939, Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear (1874-1953) and many of his fellow Native leaders invited Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982) to carve a memorial of Oglala Lakota Crazy Horse (1840-1877) honoring all Native Americans. Today, Crazy Horse Memorial is among America’s most distinctive sites and is a modern wonder of the world, in-the-making.
Crazy Horse Memorial offer visitors inspiration to “never forget your dreams”, lessons in historical and contemporary Native culture, and unparalleled scenic beauty. Admission includes: the INDIAN MUSEUM of NORTH AMERICA®, the Mountain Carving Room, the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTER®, Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski’s Studio-Home and Workshops, Sculptures, Artwork, Antiques, and the Laser Light Show at dark (in season). Visitors witness the colossal carving in progress from the Viewing Deck juxtaposed with Ziolkowski’s model. From Memorial Day through September, visitors interact with Native artists, lecturers, and performers representing numerous indigenous Nations. Additional Optional Tours include rustic bus ride to the bottom of the Mountain for a close-up view (weather permitting) for $4.00 per person or a memorable trip to the top by becoming a Crazy Horse Story Teller through a gift to Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation (minimum gift of $125.00 per person, children 12 and under are free with paying adult).
Rustic Bus Rides to Bottom of the Mountain for a close up view (weather permitting).
25 Minute Round Trip
$4.00 per person
Age 6 and under are free
Memorable Trips to the Top Meeting Crazy Horse Face-to-Face
Become a Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Storyteller and receive a trip to the top of the Mountain (minimum gift of $125 per person, gift receipted at $105 per person). We are pleased that significant progress is being made on the Mountain Carving, the Mountain Crew is actively working on the intricate details of carving Crazy Horse’s Hand and the Horse’s Mane.
To accommodate Mountain Crew work and to adequately prepare for your safe trip to the top of the Mountain, please note that Van Rides during the 2017 travel season (May 17, 2017-October 9, 2017) are available Monday through Friday in the late afternoon and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Please call the Memorial at 605-673-4681 to schedule your Van Rides in advance, of course, weather permitting.
For specific times for trips to the top, click here.
Special Events With Waived Admission To Memorial after 7:00 pm- Food Donation Appreciated:
- June 26 - Ruth's Night Blast
|Special Events With Waived Admission To Memorial after 5:00 pm- Food Donation Appreciated: |
- September 6 - Korczak & Crazy Horse's Night Blast
|**Special tickets will be provided to individuals invited to the Private Receptions associated with the events. |
Special Dining Events:
- Mother's Day Brunch
- February 14 - Valentine’s Day Dinner
- Easter Brunch
- Thanksgiving Day
Admission Discount Days
Admission to the Memorial waived with a donation of 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care & Share Food Drive for the following dates. Regular admission rate applies to visitors without food.
- November 11, 2016 – Veteran’s Day (Waived admission for Veterans, non-veterans regular admission rates apply)
- Every weekend in December 2016 (Friday – Sunday) through Sunday, January 7, 2017 (free coffee)]
- May 19, 20, 21, 2017 – State Park Open House
- May 26 through May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day Weekend
- September 1 through September 4, 2017 - Labor Day Weekend
- October 9, 2017 - Native Americans’ Day
Special Events with reduced or waived admission to Memorial
- Friday, November 11, 2016 – Veteran’s Day
Free admission for Veterans.
- June 3 & 4, 2017- Spring Volksmarch.
Volksmarchers enjoy waived admission to the Memorial. Donation of 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care & Share Food Drive is appreciated. There is a $3 participation charge by the Volkssport Association at the start lines.
- June 26, 2017- Ruth's Night Blast
Night Blast Celebrating Ruth Ziolkowski’ s Life & Commemorating the Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Waived Admission to Memorial for general public (beginning at 7:00 pm) – Food donation to regional food drives appreciated
- September 6, 2017- Dual Anniversary Night Blast
Observance of dual anniversaries; 1877 Death of Lakota leader Crazy Horse and the Commemoration of the Birth Date of Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, born in 1908. Second night blast of the year.
Waived Admission to Memorial for general public (beginning at 5:00 pm) – Food donation to regional food drive appreciated.
- October 1, 2017 - Autumn Volksmarch
Volksmarchers enjoy waived admission to the Memorial. A donation of 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care & Share Food Drive is appreciated. There is a $3 participation charge by the Volkssport Association at the start lines.
- Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Veteran’s Day
Free admission for Veterans.