The Largest Mountain Carving In The World: Crazy Horse Memorial



Yes it is true, Crazy Horse Memorial and Monument in South Dakota is the largest mountain carving in the world! What makes it special is not just the grandeur of it, but also the Native American history, more specifically of the Lakota Sioux tribe, that’s attached to it. Getting to experience the Indian Museum of North America along with the Native American Educational and Cultural Center was also amazing!

After visiting Custer State Park last week, it was interesting to hear about the Battle of Little Bighorn (also known as Custer’s Last Stand) and the history of the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. To learn the story of Chief Henry Standing Bear and sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski’s dream to bring this mountain carving to life was truly impressive.

Learn More about Crazy Horse Memorial here:

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[ Crazy Horse Memorial ]
History & Photos of Crazy Horse:

Chief Henry Standing Bear photos

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George Custer Photos:

Mount Rushmore Photos

[ DRONE FOOTAGE ]
Crazy Horse Memorial (Youtube channel)

Tom Spurdock (Youtube channel)

[ DOCUMENTARY ]
Korczak Ziolkowski Interview on Crazy Horse 1977 – Manufacturing Intellect (YouTube Channel)

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18 thoughts on “The Largest Mountain Carving In The World: Crazy Horse Memorial

  1. Hello, but many years ago, when I discovered this CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, I sent $100, I was working and could afford it , I had figured to old man died, bu family is continuing it , I have NEVER been out that part of the world, but now at 80 years,doubt it But wish it to continue 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  2. I’d love it if you guys would post the map of all the places you’ve gone in the USA. I wanted to show a coworker and couldn’t find it quickly. I’m so amazed and definitely want to share with others 🥰👍

  3. Went there the second week of October 2021 in about 26 inches of snow. It was amazing. But the truly amazing part was the historical stories passed on by the Native Americans. Mainly don’t ever trust the government. Most of the state park and Needles Hwy was shut down due to the snow. What a bummer.

  4. Hi guys, great video! I always look forward to your adventures. Just a FYI, Stephen E Ambrose wrote a fantastic book called “Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors”. Ambrose is one of my favorite authors and I couldn’t put the book down once I started the read. I HIGHLY recommend the book. On a side note, Custer was a 💩

  5. YOU KNOW EVERYTIME I WATCH ONE OF YOUR GUY,S VIDEOS I HAVE THIS GOOD FEELING IT MAKES ME LAUGH SMILE AND I FEEL IV BEEN A LITTLE MORE EDUMACATED IN ONE OF LIFE,S TRAVEL,S .LOVE THIS I KNOW ILL NEVER BE ABLE TO GO SEE ALL.THAT YOU GUYS HAVE SHOWN US .BUT I DO FEEL LIKE YOUV SHOWED ME AT LEAST THE THING,S ID WANT TO GO SEE AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT .. AND YOUR. WRIGHT WE MORE THAN LIKELY WONT BE AROUND FOR ITS UNVEILING .SIMPLY MARVELIOUS ONCE AGAIN YOU TOO PICK THE RIGHT THING TO CK OUT UNLESS FLYINGS ROBOT,S HELP LIKE NATHAN SAID GREAT POSE NATHAN AS CRAZYHORSE.HAHAHA. TAKE CARE, AND DONT FORGET. FLY LOW AND AVOID THE RADAR..😃

  6. When we were in the black hills July 2020, we passed on touringCrazy Horse, –just saw it from afar, and we've regretted it. We do plan to go back to that area and def wanna visit now thanks to your excellent look at it. I'd also like to see the Kevin Costner Dances With Wolves thing near there. You could easily spend a while in the area and not see it all. Once again great content and great editing! 😎Dave and Lorrie

  7. Thank you we are making the trip in June of next year. Love watching your videos we just got a class a motor home And hope to make many trips and it's so helpful to see your videos. Is keep up the good work and have fun.

  8. Too bad you had to bypass Deadwood. We went to the bar where Wild Bill Hickok was shot, and only 5 blocks away, Boot Hill, where he, Calamity Jane, and others are buried. Also you'd love the town itself.

  9. Thank you for the videos, I watch them every week. You have a great camera quality, which I enjoy, and sound equipment too. Your content and editing is superior as compared to some of the other YouTube channels I watch. Again, thanks and keep up the good work.

  10. Thanks for all the info shared and we will definitely visit when we head that way. Another really great video- thanks you two 👍⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  11. There's just something about Black Hills that draws me to it. The first time I visit Crazy Horse Memorial was in 1973. I was 10yr old. It's too bad you never made it to Deadwood. One of my favorite places to be also and I think you both would have loved it.

  12. I am a big history buff and the little bit of history you put into your videos are just perfect! Not too much but just enough to make you look it up yourself. Well done you two.

  13. I'm so grateful for your videos, I mean, there isn't anything better than being out with nature 😍! I also really enjoy the historical context you provide us, it's the perfect amount!

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