The Crazy Horse Memorial is a mountain monument on privately held land in the Black Hills, in Custer County, South Dakota, United States. It depicts the Oglala Lakota warrior, Crazy Horse, riding a horse and pointing to his tribal land. The memorial was commissioned by Henry Standing Bear, a Lakota elder, to be sculpted by Korczak Ziolkowski.
It is operated by the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit organization. It is the world's largest mountain carving.
The memorial includes the mountain carving monument, an Indian Museum of North America, and a Native American Cultural Center. The monument is carved out of Thunderhead Mountain, on land considered sacred by some Oglala Lakota, between Custer and Hill City, roughly 17 miles (27 km) from Mount Rushmore.
The sculpture's final dimensions are 641 feet (195 m) long and 563 feet (172 m) high. The arm of Crazy Horse is 263 feet (80 m) long and the head 87 feet (27 m) high.
According to atlasobscura