Crazy Horse Memorial
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Tips van locals
While in the southern hills (Custer/Keystone)...plan to spend some time at this monument. Tons of history and things to see at the visitors' center.
Imagine legendary Lakota warrior Crazy Horse sitting tall atop his spirited horse, arm outstretched as he points to the lands of his people. This image, envisioned by sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski in 1948, is being brought to life today by blasting and sculpting crews working year-round. Crazy Horse…
The Face is just the beginning...the museum is full of beautiful Native American art and crafts, jewelry, history. In summer, native hoop dance demonstration.
Crazy Horse has a Native American museum. It offers history and the future plans of the sculpture.
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“Another great day trip to go see buffalo and other wildlife, along with great mountains and hikes galore. ”
- Door 31 locals aangeraden
Monument / Landmark
“Busy in the summer, but several less-used trails if you want to avoid the crowd. It has a paved loop trail for strollers. It can technically accommodate wheelchairs, but has some steep inclines. A favorite place to visit in the off-season.”
- Door 15 locals aangeraden
“Deep beneath the vast expanse of the golden, windswept prairie in western South Dakota is the seventh-longest cave in the world and one of the most complex cave systems, a subterranean realm of maze-like passageways, water-carved rock formations and delicate mineral growths. Wind Cave has long been considered a sacred place for Native Americans. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the bill that created Wind Cave National Park, the fi rst cave in the nation to be designated as a national park. The park also features more than 30 miles of hiking trails above ground, offering ample opportunities to spot bison, elk and other wildlife roaming freely. When it comes to hiking trails, Wind Cave National Park Ranger Tom Ferrell recommends Rankin Ridge. The 1-mile loop "goes to the highest point in the park with great views. While the fi re tower is closed, the view from the base is wonderful, especially at dawn or sunset," Ferrell says. After advocates brought attention to the fact that only 1,000 bison existed in the U.S. in 1913, Wind Cave received 14 of the animals from the New York Zoological Society. Today, some 500 bison roam the park, favoring prairie dog towns and fresh burn sites for their short grasses. Chat with a ranger upon your arrival to learn of the herd’s latest whereabouts. Nearby Towns: Hot Springs (7 miles); Custer (18 miles)”
- Door 17 locals aangeraden
“A little out of the way of the heart of the Black Hills, but a very interesting stop. The views in Hot Springs are to do for, and this little town has a lot of history to offer. If you make your way to the Mammoth Site, stop at Evan's Plunge for a dip in this huge natural hot spring swimming pool”
- Door 14 locals aangeraden