Custer State Park has loads of wildlife. We drove around the wildlife loop and got our eyes full. Here are some pics:
Of course a stop at Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a must. I’ve seen this a few times before and each time I’m in awe of the magnificent feat of engineering required create this sculpture out of a mountain.
The world’s largest mountain carving is now in progress…Crazy Horse Memorial. The American Indians would like the white man to know the red man has great heroes, too. This is way bigger than Mount Rushmore. In fact, all four heads of Mount Rushmore would fit inside Crazy Horse’s head alone. Unlike Mount Rushmore no state or federal funds are being accepted to create this project, being financed primarily from an admission fee, which this year is $10 each.
We enjoyed a performance by Jumping Buffalo, 6th generation grandson of Sitting Bull.
Both Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial have great visitor centers with tons of information about the history and construction of the monuments.
We crammed all this into one day. Tomorrow we head east again.