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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 2013
Type: Museums
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Cottage Grove
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This museum in Wall, SD has an outstanding collection about the famous Wounded Knee Massacre. It gives you a good understanding of what happened and the repercussions that followed.

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Ravenna, Italia
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The new location is just across the Wall Drug. The museum is quite small, but very informative. The staff is friendly and interested in your experience. Worth a visit.

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Mississippi
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41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The first time we went to the museum, on a Thursday, it was closed, but we went back the next day and found it open, with no one inside other than the guy in the gift shop who sold us tickets. If you're looking for a museum full of artifacts, you won't like this one, as it has none. What... More

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Batavia, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I found this museum to be very informative. There is a short film narrated by Native Americans and then the displays go into greater detail about what really happened at Wounded Knee. All in all, a very interesting place.

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Iowa
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

One of my goals of this trip was to introduce my kids to Native American history. The museum, recently moved after a fire at their old building, was sparse as far as artifacts (many were lost), but the attendants wanted to make sure we missed nothing. Admission was free.

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Duncanville
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Following the fire in 2012 the museum has reopened in a temporary location and with, the attendant told us, a somewhat reduced display. Nonetheless this exhibit is a harrowing reminder of one the worst atrocities perpetrated by the US on some of its own people. The genocide inflicted on the Lakota Sioux at Wounded Knee and its attendant cover up... More

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Vandalia, MI
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This episode in history is the very worst of the worst atrocities WE have ever perpetrated against citizens of this country. It needs to be told so as not to fade, very much like the german murders of Jews.

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Marietta, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The museum was small but had alot of information. Worth visiting. Down the street from Wall Drug so you can do this on the same trip.

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Davenport
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This museum had a fire and is in a temporary spot in Wall. I'm sure if this had been in the original building it would have been fantastic. Hope they get a new location built soon.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

New location is excellent, just down from that drug store thing. Very well laid out, tons of information. Personel are very friendly and interested that you have a good experience. Staff also provide visitors ways of being involved.

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