The Crazy Horse Memorial is one of its kind in the world, and when complete, it will also be known as the largest sculpture globally. It is one of the top ten things to see in Custer, South Dakota, and located just a short 12-minute drive away is our hotel near Crazy Horse Memorial. Offering families relaxed yet affordable lodgings, Super 8 is a popular choice for those looking to visit this top attraction.
When the carvings of Mount Rushmore began in 1927, the local Lakota Indians felt a lack of representation of their culture and heritage. As the original settlers to the land, the Lakota saw Mount Rushmore as depicting the heroes of the European settlers, and not their own. This would essentially be the beginning of the vision behind the Crazy Horse Memorial.
In 1948, Korczak Ziolkowski began the carving of the memorial, which depicts the Lakota war hero who fought endlessly to save the heritage and sacred lands of the Lakota people, but died in a battle with the U.S. government. In 1982, Ziolkowski passed away, leaving the construction of the monument in other’s hands. Already surpassing the size of Mount Rushmore, The Crazy Horse Memorial continues to be under construction, but when complete, the sculpture will stand at an outstanding 641 feet long and 563 feet tall.
Crazy Horse is quite the stunning site to see in the area! The Indian Museum of North America and the Native American Cultural Center are also nearby. All attracting thousands of visitors each year, our hotel near Crazy Horse Memorial welcomes guests to stay with us! Offering nearby lodgings perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends, Super 8 looks forward to providing you with a memorable and enjoyable experience.