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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Opens May 18, 2015 - October 4,

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Very powerful exhibit, it was difficult to read some portions of the story (because of the intensity of the violence), but it was very well presented.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very powerful exhibit, it was difficult to read some portions of the story (because of the intensity of the violence), but it was very well presented.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This museum is small, but tells the story of native americans since 1492. The main focus is on the local Sioux, and the battle of Wounded Knee. There is a movie, then you move through a series of photo exhibits with text. Interspersed are other artifacts such as clothing, etc. A small gift shop too.Great to teach your kids (and... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A nice little museum that provides a bit of a view into what happened to Native Americans as Europeans swept across the continent. It lacks the high-end presentations of larger facilities, but it's much closer to the subject than any other I have seen.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Do start with the movie and take the time to read all the displays. I hope the $6pp admission goes to the tribe. Young teen and tween found a lot to grab their attention. Followed up with a purchase of Saga of the Sioux (a young adult version of Dee Brown's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee") to keep the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I am so glad that my family took the time to visited this museum. Though the museum appears small, there is so much important history here and I think that it puts our entire Badlands trip into perspective. There is a video (perhaps 15 minutes?), but most of the information is printed. We were at the museum about 1-1.5 hours.... More 

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Hickory, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great film and displays tell the story of this tragic massacre at Wounded Knee. Very informative and enlightening.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I can't miss an opportunity to learn about history so we stopped in and enjoyed the museum. A lot of interesting info. I enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Moving, educational, solemn, as it should be. I "knew" the story of Wounded Knee. Today I felt it. Please see this small, beautifully executed museum. We must balance our enthusiasm for the pioneer spirit and the development of the West (and all of America for that matter) with knowledge of the horrific and tragic cost in human lives and decimated... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The museum was very informative, and it includes a short video presentation that gives an overview of the Massacre at Wounded Knee. There are no artifacts, however - you might want to know this before you pay for admission.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Well laid out. A bit of an odd location, being a small area in an otherwise vacant large building. Within a block of Wall Drug and just behind the Sunshine Inn.

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