Events for 05/25/2018

Memorial Day Weekend Open House, Crazy Horse Memorial


May 25, 2018  - May 28, 2018   

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Native American’s across this great nation have served and sacrificed in the United States Military, join us to honor all fallen heroes who fought and protected our freedom. American Indian artists will be featured throughout the Welcome Center. Admission to the Memorial will be waived with 3 cans of food per person.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Legends in Light, Crazy Horse Memorial


May 25, 2018    

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Legends in Light Laser Show

Nightly May 25- September 30

“Legends in Light” the Crazy Horse Memorial multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, from Memorial Day weekend through September 31st. The laser-light show effectively turns the mountainside into a giant 500-foot “screen” for the spectacular display.

“This is laser-light storytelling to illuminate our cultural diversity, celebrate our similarities and encourage better understanding and harmony among races and nations,” said Ruth Ziolkowski,(1926-2014) wife of late sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982).

The Memorial honors Native Americans, and “Legends in Light” dramatizes the story of the rich heritage, living cultures and contributions by Native Americans to our society. The show features colorful animations, sound effects and laser beams choreographed to music.

2018 Laser Light Show Public Schedule

2018 Date Show Start Time
May 25 - June 7 9:30
June 8 - July 19 10:00
July 20 - Aug 9 9:30
Aug 10 - Aug 23 9:00
Aug 24 - Sept 13 8:30
Sept 14 - Sept 20 8:00
Sept 21 - Sept 30 7:30

The show is produced with:

  • 15-watt lasers that are the biggest used in the laser-show industry
  • 8,800 watts of stereo sound that is heard in the parking lots and throughout the visitor complex
  • 25 2,000-watt fixtures lighting up the mountain
  • Three of the world’s largest slide projectors.

The three PANI slide projectors create panoramic images as wide as the mountain carving. A closed-loop ice-making system cools the lasers, without drawing on water resources.

This dynamic method of storytelling provides a unique experience for our guests to enjoy.

 

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mt Rushmore National Memorial


May 25, 2018    

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The Evening Lighting Ceremonies are held beginning the Friday before Memorial Day to September 30th each year. The times are listed below.

October 1, 2017 - May 24, 2018 No Evening Lighting Ceremony, but sculpture is illuminated nightly.
May 25 - August 11, 2018 Nightly at 9:00 p.m.
August 12 - September 30, 2018 Nightly at 8:00 p.m.
October 1, 2018 - late May, 2019 No Evening Lighting Ceremony, but sculpture is illuminated nightly.


All times are Mountain Time.

Event Location:

Mt Rushmore National Memorial
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