Places to Visit: Crazy Horse Monument

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Crazy Horse Monument

Plan a trip to Cody, Wyoming with a great side trip to Crazy Horse Memorial, the cultural attraction where you can step back in time to the Old West.

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  • View the Crazy Horse Memorial and learn of the history of this sculpture
  • Tour the sculptor’s studio
  • Browse the Indian Museum of North America
  • $10 for adults; kids under 6 are free
  • Only about 366 miles from Cody, Wyoming or a 6 1/4 hour drive


The Crazy Horse Memorial is dedicated to Crazy Horse, a Sioux warrior who defeated Custer in the Battle of Little Big Horn. The statue depicts him riding a horse and pointing into the far distance.


The Crazy Horse Memorial is open the whole year round, with winter hours from 8 am to 5 pm.


Entrance fees are:

  • $10 for adults
  • $27 for a carload
  • $5 for motorcyclists
  • $5 for individuals on foot or bicycle

(Kids under 6 years are free and there is free admission for Native Americans, active military personnel, Boy and Girl Scouts in uniform and local county residents)


When visiting the memorial you can stop in and see the Indian Museum of North America and the Native American Cultural Center for some fascinating information about the history of the area.

See the studio of the sculptor and tour the Orientation Center.

Korczak Ziolkowski started this impressive work in 1948, his wife taking on the project when he died in 1982.

Getting Here

To get to Cody, Wyoming from the Crazy Horse Monument, take US 16 to I-90 W toward Gillette. Take exit 56B to get onto I-25 South and go to exit 299, turning right on US 16. US 16/14 will take you right into Cody. It’s a 6 hour and 15 minute trip.