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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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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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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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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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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65 attraction reviews
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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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36 helpful votes 36 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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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
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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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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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29 helpful votes 29 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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