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Crazy Horse Memorial
A Monument in the Making
A Lakota Sioux warrior, a famed artist, his family and a canvas composed of granite are the elements that comprise the legendary past, present and future of the Crazy Horse Memorial.
Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski began the world’s largest mountain carving in 1948. Members of his family and their supporters are continuing his artistic intent to create a massive statue that will be 641 feet long and 563 feet high. To give that some perspective, the heads at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are each 60 feet high. Workers completed the carved 87½-foot-tall Crazy Horse face in 1998, and have since focused on thinning the remaining mountain to form the 219-foot-high horse’s head.
The Indian Museum of North America, and the adjoining Welcome Center and Native American Educational and Cultural Center, feature more than 12,000 contemporary and historic items, from pre-Colombian to contemporary times. The new Mountain Museum wing helps explain the work behind the scenes, augmenting the introductory “Dynamite & Dreams” movie at the Welcome Center.
On the Way to Crazy Horse
There are several delicious dining options spread throughout the park, all open seasonally from the beginning of May through mid-October. Come hungry and ready to explore more them all.
Stay at Sylvan Lake Lodge and see Custer State Park's crown jewel for yourself—the gorgeous Sylvan Lake.
Take an unforgettable safari through the park in search of pronghorns, elk, and the noble buffalo.
Perfect for family reunions, social events, or small meetings and hospitality suites, this magnificent 3,150-square-foot cabin is the second-largest cabin available for rent at The State Game Lodge.
A wildlife hotspot. Travel through 18 miles of open grasslands and pine-speckled hills. Plan for photo ops!