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Crazy Horse Monument Tour Part of Mt Rushmore Tour
Join us on our all inclusive Mount Rushmore Tour and Caravan Tours will also take you to the Black Hills of South Dakota, just 16 miles southwest of Mount Rushmore to enjoy a guided Crazy Horse Monument tour.
Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest sculpture and has been a work in progress since 1947.
The History of Crazy Horse Monument
On the invitation of Chief Henry Standing Bear and other Native American elders, sculptor Korzczak Ziolkowski began carving Crazy Horse monument in 1947 in an area of the Black Hills South Dakota that remains sacred to the Lakota Indians.
"My lands are where my dead lie buried.”
Chief Crazy Horse, a Sioux Warrior, was chosen because of his values and the inspiration his story has left for people of all races. When asked, "Where are your lands now?" Chief Crazy Horse replied, "My lands are where my dead lie buried." Sculptor Korzczak Ziolkowski chose to symbolize this in Crazy Horse Monument with the warrior's outstretched left arm.
On the Crazy Horse Monument tour you’ll learn that Chief Crazy Horse was instrumental in the victory over General Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn, another stop on Caravan's all inclusive Mount Rushmore tour. Visit our blog article entitled Little Bighorn Battlefield for more information.
The granite mountain carving that is Crazy Horse Monument tells the story of Chief Crazy Horse, a great and patriotic Native American hero who died in 1877 at the age of 35. While under a flag of truce at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, Chief Crazy Horse was stabbed in the back by an American soldier.
Crazy Horse Monument Tour Highlights
- When completed the Crazy Horse sculpture will be 641 feet long by 563 feet high.
- The head of Chief Crazy Horse is 87 feet 6 inches high.
- The horse's head will be 219 feet or 22 stories high.
- The summit of Crazy Horse Monument is 6,740 ft above sea level.
- Korczak began carving the mountain with a gas-powered jackhammer.
- Korczak labored on the mountain for 35 years until his death in 1982.
- The monument is an ambitious project that will take much longer than one man's lifetime to complete.
- Korczack's family and extended family have carried on the project.
Crazy Horse Memorial is a non-profit cultural and educational humanitarian project dedicated to the Native Americans of North America. It includes the mammoth Crazy Horse sculpture, the Indian Museum of North America, the Native American Cultural Center, Korzczak’s studio, the Indian University and medical training center, plus a 40,000 square foot Orientation center.
About Caravan Tours
Caravan Tours is a USA, family owned and operated, all inclusive tour company. Since 1952 we've offered affordable, all inclusive Guided Tours of the United States, Canada, and Central America, delivering an unrivaled standard of excellence.
Our all inclusive Mount Rushmore tour begins in Rapid City and ends in Salt Lake City Utah, and also includes:
- Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
- Mammoth Hot Springs
- Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park
- Plus a river float trip on Grand Tetons National Park's majestic Snake River (weather permitting)
For more information about our Chief Crazy Horse Monument tour or to for details on what is included on Caravan’s Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone Park tour, you can click here for Reservations, or contact us:
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Plus Taxes and Fees:
Double $279; Triple $259; Single $339
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Caravan’s tours sell out fast! Please call 1-800-CARAVAN or 312-321-9800 before confirming other travel arrangements to verify availability of your preferred departure date. You can reserve space free for up to 3 days, then a $300 deposit per person is due. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
$99 Travel Protection Plan
Caravan’s $99 travel protection plan offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation and medical coverage.
Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan. Here is a list of some of the airlines that service this tour.
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Hotels - listed by day
Rapid City, South Dakota
Hilton Garden Inn
Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
Old Faithful Inn
The Virginian Lodge
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds, sometimes with a cot or rollaway.
Days 1, 2 – Rapid City, South Dakota
The Rushmore Hotel is an elegant and artistic hotel located in the heart of Rapid City. The lobby has a marble floor design intricately pieced together with 75 different exotic stones from all over the world. All guest rooms at the Rushmore Hotel have coffeemakers and high speed internet. In Rapid City, “The City of Presidents,” there are now 43 life size bronze statues of former U.S. presidents on city street corners. A statue of President John F. Kennedy and his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. stands outside the hotel.
Day 3 – Billings, Montana
Hilton Garden Inn
Billings, Montana's largest city, is located in the south-central portion of the state. The Hilton Garden Inn is a modern mid-rise hotel located in the newer retail area of Billings, approximately 1/4 mile from Rimrock Mall. Each of the rooms has complimentary wired and wireless internet access, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, and hairdryer. The Hilton Garden Inn's fitness center includes a heated indoor pool and whirlpool. The hotel has a restaurant and lobby bar and is within easy walking distance of several restaurants.
Days 4, 5 – Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
Old Faithful Inn
Old Faithful Inn is a National Park Lodge located inside Yelowstone National Park and within easy viewing and walking distance of Old Faithful Geyser. Staying within Yellowstone enhances your wildlife viewing and sightseeing opportunities. Yellowstone National Park is a visual playground with bubbling hot springs, thunderous waterfalls, fascinating wildlife and steaming geysers. Internet service is available on an hourly or daily basis for a fee. Elevation at Old Faithful is approximately 7,300 feet.
Day 6 – Jackson, Wyoming
The Virginian Lodge
The Virginian is located in Jackson, Wyoming. Enjoy views of the surrounding mountains from the swimming pool and hot tub. The hotel also is home to a Jackson Hole favorite, The Virginian Saloon, featuring butting ram mounts and packed with artifacts reflecting the regional culture. Elevation at Jackson is approximately 6,300 feet.
Day 7 – Salt Lake City, Utah
The Hilton Salt Lake City is located in the heart of Salt Lake City, two blocks from Temple Square and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The rooms have all the modern amenities, including television, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, phone, voice mail, data port.
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Caravan's Rapid City, South Dakota hotel, the Rushmore Hotel provides a courtesy shuttle from the Rapid City Airport (RAP). Upon arrival, request by calling the Rushmore Hotel at 1-605-348-8300 or 1-855-732-3622. The shuttle operates daily from 5:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. Taxis cost $25.00 to $30.00 and take 20 minutes.
Caravan provides departure transfers from the Hilton in Salt Lake City, Utah to the Salt Lake City Airport (SLC). Taxis cost approximately $25.00. Please allow 20 minutes for the drive.
Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan Tours. Here are lists of airlines that service this tour:
||There are about two dozen flights into Rapid City daily. Delta and United (operating as United Express) have the most flights. American has one or two flights a day. Allegiant offers service from Phoenix and Las Vegas.|
||Air Canada, America West, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Jetblue, Salmon Air, Southwest, Sun Country, United Airlines|
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This is a predominantly casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. Dress code for most evenings is smart casual.