Korczak Ziolkowski began work on Crazy Horse Memorial in 1948. Once complete, this tribute to the Lakota leader will be the largest mountain carving in South Dakota, and the world. The on-site Indian Museum of North America and the Native American Educational & Cultural Center also provide educational and cultural programming.
In a location that incorporates Korczak's love of wood and natural lighting, the museum's collection reflects the histories, cultures and landmarks of the American Indian people.
Spectacular Night Blasts
Twice a year, these ceremonial detonations light up the monument with incredible fireballs and specially designed pyrotechnics.
While You're Here
Witness a legend in light.
Native American Dancing Performance
Gather together and celebrate.
Korczak’s Studio and Home
Visit the original Ziolkowski family home where Korczak's many sculptural works from before and after he arrived in the Black Hills still reside.
The Incredible Scale of Crazy Horse
Native American Educational & Cultural Center
Visit with native artisans, try children's activities and games, and see one-of-a-kind artifacts. Of special note is the Edward S. Curtis photo attraction.