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Wounded Knee: The Museum

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Address: 600 Main St, Box 348, Wall, SD 57790
Phone Number: +1 605-279-2573
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Opens May 18, 2015 - October 4,

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A tradegy well explained

The display material in this must stop at little museum tells the story of the Wouned Knee massacre in great detail. There is also a film show that brings it all to life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The display material in this must stop at little museum tells the story of the Wouned Knee massacre in great detail. There is also a film show that brings it all to life.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We just happened upon this museum at the end of the block from Wall Drug and decided to go in to see. The exhibit was very well done and highlighed the atrocities that happened to the Lakota at Wounded Knee. It was very moving and prompted us to get in the car and drive down to see the Wounded Knee... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were lucky to visit on the day that they reopened although the web site said they were always open. The Wounded Knee story is a tragic incident in American history and the open portion of the museum did a good job in recounting the history with a film and exhibits. Lots of open space, so I assume they're still... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place is pretty far from the actual Wounded Knee, it was a nice experience to stop by and read about the treatment the Indians got from the US Govt. But the best place to be is actually at Wounded Knee

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Going to this museum to experience Wounded Knee is like going to The Olive Garden to experience Italy. The site of Wounded Knee is actually about 100 miles south of Wall. On any given day there are local people there who can give you a ton of information about the history of Wounded Knee. The site of Wounded Knee is... More 

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Shelton, Nebraska, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We saw on the website via Tripadvisor that they were open. Signs all over say that they are closed for the season. No where could we find when they open. Just thought that I would post this, so that others don't make the same mistake. It is a nice building, so I'm sure that there is great information on the... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Being history buffs, we thoroughly enjoyed our time there learning about the treatment of the native Americans by the U.S. government. Because my husband is a slow reader we spent 1 1/2 to 2 hours there. Definitely a.place to see if you have an interest in American history.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Their website said they were open... We traveled out of our way to go there and they had closed for the season! Very disappointed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Quick and very informative. Nice 10 minute movie that told the entire story of wounded Knee. Other Native American issues are discussed.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I made a long trip just to see the museum, and learned upon arrival that they decided to close 1.5 hours before announced time. No explanation, no notice on the website.

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