A Lakota Sioux warrior, a famed artist and his family, and a canvas composed of granite are the elements that comprise the legendary past, present and future of the Crazy Horse Memorial. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski began the world’s largest mountain carving in 1948. Although he passed away in 1982, members of his family and their supporters are continuing his artistic intent to create a massive statue that will be 641 feet long and 563 feet high. To put that in perspective,
Majestic figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota, tell the story of the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share. Visit Mt. Rushmore online.