The Crazy Horse Memorial and Prairie Berry Winery
After Mount Rushmore, it was a short drive to the Crazy Horse Memorial. This monument to a leader to a great warrior and leader of the Lakota. It is stunning. Because of the snow and ice, we stayed in the visitors center, which offers a fine view. There is also an observation deck. The visitor center contains a small, but fine museum dedicated to the Native American peoples west of the Mississippi. There is also a restaurant. On the drive into the park, we saw deer and wild turkeys.
Between Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, we stopped at Prairie Berry Winery. We had a delicious lunch, which included some mulled pumpkin bog wine. There is a beautiful tasting room and they also had a range of house-made compotes. We didn't have the time for a tasting, but would definitely recommended a visit.
|My cheese plate with marcona almonds and house compote|
|Several of us got the hummus|
|A fine open-faced sandwich|