At the Laughing Water Restaurant, you will be treated to a spectacular view of the mountain carving, while enjoying the pasta party buffet. The Laughing Water Restaurant takes its name from an area creek with headwaters at the bottom of Crazy Horse mountain. It runs south to the town of Custer where it joins French Creek. During the drought of the 1930s, Laughing Water Creek was one of the few in the area that did not dry up. People from miles around would bring their wagons and barrels to fill them with water.