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Orientation and Communications Center

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Address: Crazy Horse, SD
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A visitors center at the base of Crazy Horse Memorial with short films...

A visitors center at the base of Crazy Horse Memorial with short films honoring Native Americans.

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A One Horse Town!

Definitely a one horse show, but not what I had in mind! I love all the things inside the building! The craftsmanship on all the materials was absolutely beautiful and so... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
303pphillips
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Craigsville, West Virginia
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Craigsville, West Virginia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Definitely a one horse show, but not what I had in mind! I love all the things inside the building! The craftsmanship on all the materials was absolutely beautiful and so artistic! Love, love, love it!!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Very interesting movie explains how Crazy Horse came about History of Sculptures His wife and 10 kids Non for profit University Medical center Great gift shop

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York, United Kingdom
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398 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The museum, plus all the descriptions of how this idea was conceived, planned and progress to date are explained in the film and the displays. There are many interesting exhibits relating to the Indians history. There are also works of art for sale, but they tend to be rather expensive. Not all areas were open when we visited in October.

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Thank Lindagreenacre
Richmond, Virginia
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

You have to tour the orientation and communications center first before the Crazy Horse Monument. It is well worth your time as it explains the story of how this monument came to be and the love that has gone into it is amazing.

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Thank Cassjede
Spencer, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We are empty nesters who travel off season with less crowds we find we can spend more time learning and growing in new things. This was an awesome experience and we learned much and the staff was friendly and well versed on the site..highly recommend you not rush through the museum.. it touched our hearts, the whole experience and the... More 

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Thank Mike M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This museum was full of new and old cultural artifacts. I loved every minute of it. I would go again in a heartbeat.

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Thank Jeri B
Fairfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The kids actually sat through the 20 minute movie and had questions after. The exhibits were more than well done and the entire facility was clean, neat, and staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

When visiting the Crazy Horse monument you will have the opportunity to go through the orientation and communications center. There you will have the option of viewing a 20 minute video presentation regarding the monument: from its start to its present day: from the Indian Chiefs requesting this special sculptor to pursue the project to his present day descendants continuing... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Loved every minute of our visit here, and hope to go again. The artwork on display is reason enough to visit. Watching Native American artisans actually creating jewelry, etc. on site was a real pleasure, as well.

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Corona California
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

To see the Crazy Horse Monument you must first visit the orientation and communications center. The history of how this monument came to be and the love that has gone into it is amazing.

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