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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Opens May 18, 2015 - September 30

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The wounded knee museum

This is a very layed out wel presented place of which I have the utmost respect for when wandering round it does somehow feel unreal !! But unfortunately every little detail is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Richard B
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English first
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48 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very layed out wel presented place of which I have the utmost respect for when wandering round it does somehow feel unreal !! But unfortunately every little detail is true and it only happend just over a century ago !!!!! The massacre that took place at wounded knee , very tearful

1 Thank Richard B
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45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is small museum but gets across the important message what happen at Wounded Knee and the historical events leading up to it. A short video starts off the tour and then you walk along a path that tells the story in good detail with photo exhibits. If you’re on limited time, each exhibit has “in brief” explanation as well.... More 

1 Thank Downtown_One
Glen Allen, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Many beautiful native armerican exhibits, some will touch you deeply. Not the largest museum but the information it has is powerful.

1 Thank Cheryl F
Rapid City, South Dakota
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

So happy that the building was rebuilt after it was burned to the ground. Very informative displays and history of the Native American, more specific Lakota Nation and their history in Western South Dakota.

1 Thank Marcia H
Indianola, Iowa
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This was a neat little museum. There is a short video to start and then a time line of displays around the room. It was very educational. Most of the displays were reading material with a few artifacts mixed in. There wasn't much for our younger child to do to get involved, but she enjoyed the pictures and the stories... More 

1 Thank smitty0071983
Burnsville, Minnesota
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121 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We stumbled into this museum while wandering around the sprawling Wall Drug complex. This visit added meaning to an otherwise light afternoon of people watching and nibbling at Wall Drug. The museum is a must for anyone wanting to know more about Native people and what has happened here.

1 Thank TJFogelberg
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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618 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This museum does a wonderful job at covering an overlooked part of American history. The exhibit starts with a simple video and then you walk around to see photos and maps and read stories about this massicure.

Thank RiceWP
DuPage County, IL
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114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

If you didn't already know about it - and even if you did, this museum is an eye-opening experience in showing the horrific slaughter of native men, women and children at Wounded Knee and how this country continues to screw over its native citizens. Watch the movie. It's heart-wrenching. There's a lot of reading to do here, but it's worth... More 

Thank Nanster630
Eastern Shore Maryland
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Very informative and sobering. Drives home that history is usually written by the conquerors. Several exhibits help fill in the big picture of what those times were like for both sides. Hope this museum continues to grow. It certainly serves a worthy purpose.

1 Thank passlaw2
Bronx, New York
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Interesting, informative museum that had displays and short films about , at least to me, little known information.

Thank Anita M

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