Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore

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Crazy horse and Mount Rushmore are both HUGE statues carved out of rock and they both are tourist attractions in The Black Hills of South Dakota.

Crazy Horse is not yet finished, but has been worked on for 70 years! It has been worked on for so long because most of the profit that had been made was put into the college that the man who made crazy horse (korczak ziolkowski) founded. Crazy horse was the Native American that defeated General Custer in The Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Crazy horse also has a small museum dedicated to it. Inside the museum there are tons of headdresses, old timey photos and paintings, and beaded artwork. It was a very cool experience!

Mount Rushmore took 40 years to build. Each head on Mount Rushmore is 60 ft. tall! The heads on Mount Rushmore are those of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. It is very impressive and weird to think about (who decided to build a bunch of heads on a rock?)

Other than the actual mountain there is a hall of flags where all the flags of the USA are put into a roofless hallway where people can take pictures. There is also a gift shop, book shop, information center, and Ice Cream Parlor!

On the Presidential hiking trail there is information on the individual presidents. George Washington founded our country,  Thomas Jefferson helped write the declaration of independence, Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, and Theodore Roosevelt founded the national park system!

Overall, this was a wonderful place to visit and I highly recommend it to everybody.