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Wounded Knee: The Museum

600 Main St, Wall, SD 57790
605-279-2573
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Wall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Flower Mound, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

An excellent museum about a very difficult subject. Factually told with a mix of videos and storyboards. Hard not to shed tears for the sheer sadness of that day. And the dignity of those who suffered. Spent a lot longer than we thought because it was important to listen and learn. The outrageous press coverage at the time was very... More

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very humbling, if you have the chance, see if you can have them do a mini pow wow, it was pretty cool and they are really good.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Telling the truth of Wounded Knee, seeing the history, living the horror was very emotional. Quiet, sombering, drawing you in to the pain. To me it was truly the first 9/11 to the first Americans. Written. Accounts, displays were great. Truly glad we visited.

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