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Wounded Knee: The Museum

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Address: 600 Main St, Wall, SD 57790
Phone Number: 605-279-2573
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Wounded knee museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Harrison, Arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

this museum is a must see for anyone wanting to learn the real history of the west. What the U.S. Govt and it's army did to the Indian people is shameful. It's very sobering to see the treatment these people endured.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

As difficult as it was to absorb all of the information in this museum, it is a must see for anyone who wants to find real history. Becoming informed gives us a better understanding of the struggles of those who endured such tragedy.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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Shelton, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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