"Legends in Light" the Crazy Horse Memorial multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, Memorial Day weekend through Native American Day in October. The laser-light show effectively turns the mountainside into a giant 500-foot "screen" for the spectacular event.
"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, wife of late sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, and president and CEO of the non-profit Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation.
The Memorial honors the Native American, and "Legends in Light" dramatizes the story of the rich heritage, living culture and contributions by Native Americans to our society. The show features colorful animations, sound effects and laser beams choreographed to music.
The show is produced with cutting-edge technology, including:
- 15-watt lasers that are the biggest used in the laser-show industry
- 8,800 watts of stereo sound that will encompass the complex
- 25 2000-watt fixtures to light up the mountain
- Three of the world's largest slide projectors.
The three PANI projectors create panoramic images as wide as the mountain carving. A closed-loop ice-making system is used to cool the lasers, without using water resources.
This dynamic method of storytelling provides a unique experience for our guests to enjoy.
Rich in gold mining history the quaint town of Keystone is just two miles from Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Once a gold mining boomtown and later the location of the monumental carving of Mount Rushmore, Keystone was also the adult home of Carrie Ingalls of "Little House on the Prairie" fame. The most spectacular program at Mount Rushmore is the evening lighting ceremony held in the new amphitheater, 9:00 PM sharp. A must see when you are touring the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. The faces are illuminated nightly throughout the year and the highlight of the evening is the slow exposure of light to the monument until it is fully illuminated.
Ft Hays Chuck Wagon Supper & Show - $75pp (Minimum 2 passengers)
Family prices: Children 4-11 travelling with 2 adults receive a 50% discount
It's the most popular dinner theater entertainment in the Black Hills of South Dakota! We arrive early so you have time to browse the Dances with Wolves film set and the Fort Hays Workshops.
Supper Bell rings loud at 6:30 p.m. calling all cowboys and cowgirls to bring their appetites to the feed line.
They serve up the best Chuck wagon menu in the west that's sure to make your mouth water. All food is served on homemade tin plates with drinks poured into tin cups.
Then at 7:15 p.m. it is time for the Fort Hays Wranglers to take the stage and entertain you for an hour with the Black Hills most popular western music variety show!
Combo Tour – Ft Hays Supper & Show followed by the Mt Rushmore lighting ceremony
Add $35 per adult / $25 per child. Combo tour is only available from late May through August 11.
Reservations can be made on-line / by phone or at the hotel front desk. If you wish to book by phone please have your credit card available to secure your booking.
Don't forget your early booking discount - book your ABS tour direct with us now and save $5 per person booked!