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Wounded Knee: The Museum

600 Main St, Wall, SD 57790
605-279-2573
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Wall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews 121 reviews
66 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I strongly disagree with the negative reviews. This is a growing and developing museum. It was a privilege to make a small contribution to their efforts. To my limited knowledge this is only remembrance of its type of the Massacre. The actual site is in Wounded Knee, SD and is, I understand, in very sad and appalling condition. So bravo... More

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IL
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was a heartbreaking and horrifying chapter in American history and one that people should see and take to heart. The admission is inexpensive and you should take some time to review everything. Honestly,I found much of it so sad and mystifying that I couldn't take it all in. A far better use of time than visiting Wall Drug down... More

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Bronson, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It's worth the $6 per ticket to learn more about the massacre at Wounded Knee. If you're not up to driving south all the way into the Pine Ridge reservation to see the actual site, the museum in town is the way to go (we actually did both). It's terribly sad but informative, with a short video and several meaningful... More

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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
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20 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a beautiful telling of a very sad black mark in America’s history. While, this is a small museum, it is a well researched and well documented history of the Wounded Knee massacre of Lakota men, women, and children, including infants too small to fight. It doesn't take more than a couple of hours to glaze over most of... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you want to educate yourself about wounded knee, save yourself the six dollars that this place charges and go do some research. Lots of information on the internet. We went to this so-called museum anticipating the hype we heard elsewhere. There wasn't anything particularly fascinating about the Native-American display or information displayed in one small room. The information provided... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

With our travels around Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota we stopped at several historical areas. We had listen to a book on CD, "The Life of Crazy Horse" and since we stayed in Wall after viewing the Badlands we felt we should go in this museum. We were glad we did. There is a short film and then storyboards to... More

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Omaha, NE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We thought that the museum was very informative. I would definitely recommend making the stop. You can do the entire thing in an hour or so.

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pittsburgh, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I had no idea of the history here, very interesting (sad, but interesting). This is worth a stop, beats the tourist trap of Wall Drug!

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Joliet, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Passed through Wall on 7/31/14. The museum was definitely an eye opener. It's a part of our country's history, sad as it may be. I would whole hearted recommend that you take the time to go through this museum and become enlightened as well. Located just down the street from Wall Drugs. The rest of main street is all commercial,... More

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Soul-changing for me. Had no idea what had happened at Wounded Knee. It's important to know the truth, even though the truth hurts; and I'm glad I know it now! Have been reading and researching it ever since. Exhibits and video presentation very well-done. For just one hour, good to inject something truly worthwhile into your trip, something besides just... More

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