Crazy Horse Memorial, home of the worlds largest mountain sculpture now in progress, is in the Black Hills of South Dakota on U.S. Highway 16/385 just 17 miles southwest of Mount Rushmore. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski began the project in 1948 at the request of Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear and some other Native American elders. Korczak died in 1982. His wife, Ruth, and their family continue the project, working with the nonprofit Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation.
The Memorial's visitor complex includes the 40,000 square foot Welcome Center and theaters, the Indian Museum of North America, the Native American Educational & Cultural Center, the sculptors log home studio and workshop, indoor and outdoor galleries, museum gift shop, restaurant and snack bar areas and expansive viewing veranda.
Many Native American artists and crafts people create their artwork and visit with guests at the Memorial during the summer season.