Criminally Overlooked In The Winter, Crazy Horse Is A South Dakota Landmark Worth Visiting Year-Round
When it comes to iconic American landmarks, there is no better place to be than South Dakota, which is home to some of the most recognizable monuments and attractions in the country. While the Crazy Horse monument is known by those from both near and far, many do not realize that this incredible landmark is still open during these winter months and is always worth a visit:
Located in the Black Hills of Custer County, Crazy Horse is a can't-miss memorial and monument that has been under construction since 1948.
Spanning some 641 feet long and towering at an incredible 563 feet high, Crazy Horse depicts the Oglala Lakota warrior of the same name who once stood up to the U.S. government while trying to protect both his people and their land.
While the monument - which, when completed, will be the world's second-tallest statue (behind the Statue of Liberty) - is nowhere near being finished, it is still one of the most visited spots in the Mount Rushmore State, welcoming tens of thousands of guests each year.
When you visit, be sure to set aside an entire day to learn and explore, as the Crazy Horse Memorial houses an informative Welcome Center full of knowledgable tour guides and media...
...Indian Museum of North America...
This museum alone can take you all day to explore, as it boasts thousands of one-of-a-kind artifacts.
...A gift shop with an assortment of authentic Native American art and decor...
...And even the delicious Laughing Water restaurant, which comes complete with a world-class menu.
While Crazy Horse is open year-round, it is busiest in the summer and often overlooked in the winter, when it is blanketed by pristinely white snow and is not plagued by large crowds, making now the perfect time to visit this treasure.
Admission to the Crazy Horse Memorial starts at just $7 per person. To see a full list of open times and dates, please visit the Crazy Horse Memorial's
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