Special Tours

Special Tours

Ask about our "Trip of a Lifetime" tour to the top of the Carving where you can meet Crazy Horse Face-to-Face by becoming a Storyteller.

Tour group rates available   Call group sales (605) 673-4681  or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Admission is always free of charge for Native Americans, Crazy Horse Memorial Storytellers (our donors), Military Personnel with Active-Duty ID, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops in uniform, and Custer County Residents.

Crazy Horse Memorial is not a federal or state supported project, admission fees and donations support the Mountain Carving, the Museums, student scholarships, and the developing INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®. We greatly appreciate the support our visitors provide. Admission includes: Museums, Historic Video, Viewing Deck of Monument, Model, and carving in progress, NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTER®, Korczak's Studio-Home and Workshop, Sculptures, Artwork, Antiques, and Laser Light Show at Dark (in season).

Memorable Trips to the Top Meeting Crazy Horse Face-to-Face

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 2018 travel season (May 18, 2018-October 8, 2018) 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.

  • “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 25-28

    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 25-Sep 30

    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 8

    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.