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"Crazy Horse Memorial" South Dakota Things to Do Tip by Restless-in-kl

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  crazy horse memorial
by Restless-in-kl

I've always been fascinated by the Native American Indians (hope this is politically correct term) as they are so unique in their ways and culture. So it was fitting that we have a chance to visit Crazy Horse Memorial.

Crazy Horse was born on Rapid Creek in 1842(?). While at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, under a flag of truce, he was stabbed in the back by an American soldier and died September 6, 1877 -- age 35. Take a look at this world's largest sculpture, Crazy Horse with his left hand thrown out pointing in answer to the derisive question asked by a white man, "Where are your lands now?" he replied, "My lands are where my dead lie buried."

Admission fee : $24 - Carload
Admission hours : 8am-4.30pm (winter months)

Directions: Crazy Horse Memorial is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota on US Highway 16/385 just 17 miles southwest of Mount Rushmore.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 11, 2005
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