From Mt. Rushmore we drive 30 minutes to Crazy Horse Memorial. We allow 1½ hours here, or more if we eat lunch in the Laughing Water Restaurant. This is a 3 sided sculpture which will be the largest in the world when completed.
There is a 20 minute video about the carving and the sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and his family that are doing the work. The North American Indian Museum has items from many different Indian tribes, with 90% of the items being donated.
The gift shop has many Native made items for sale. Ziolkowski’s workshop and the log home he built, filled with antiques, are available to walk through. There is a Native American Cultural Center where you can watch Natives making items for sale, as well as display items to see and touch.
There is a brass Nature Gate and a huge statue of Fighting Stallions.
For an additional $4 you may take a bus that delivers you to the base of the mountain so you can take a full picture of the face of Chief Crazy Horse. The bus ride may be arranged on your own after arriving at the memorial.