Crazy Horse Memorial

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Largest Mountain Carving in Progress, 17 miles SW of Mount Rushmore. Non-profit project dedicated to the North American Indian.

Crazy Horse Memorial is located in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills. The Mountain is 6,532 ft and ranks 27th highest mountain in South Dakota. It is made of pegmatite granite and was chosen by Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski & Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear for the Crazy Horse Memorial.

The Mission of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation is to protect and preserve the culture, tradition and living heritage of the North American Indians. The Foundation demonstrates its commitment to this endeavor by following these objectives:

  • Continuing the progress on the world’s largest sculptural undertaking by carving a Memorial of Lakota leader Crazy Horse
  • Providing educational and cultural programming to encourage harmony and reconciliation among all people and nations;
  • Acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®; Establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Productions are not recommended for children under 4 years of age as they often do not have an attention span for 2-hour performances. Please note that parents will be asked to take children outside if they are disruptive to other patrons.

  • Pre-order with at least 48 hours.
  • Pick up at the snack bar before your performance.
  • Grab a picnic table in Haberman Hall or near the creek.
  • Picnic Boxes can be added onto tickets at the time of purchase or ordered by calling the box office.

Whether it’s your first time, or you just need a refresher, here’s an area dedicated to what to bring, what to wear, and what to expect during your visit to the Black Hills Playhouse.

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