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Akta Lakota Museum

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Blessings all around

Great place with lots of moving history. The art is incrediable, but the details of the writings... read more

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Skarawithak
Alta Lakota Museum And St. Joseph’s Indian School

The museums provided much history about the Lakota Indians and the school. There were interactive... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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Visit the Akta Lakota Museum to experience a living lesson on the Native American way of life, past and present. Each year we receive thousands of visitors from all over the globe that want to deepen their appreciation of Lakota culture. As an...more
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1301 N Main St, St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD 57325-1656
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place with lots of moving history. The art is incrediable, but the details of the writings were even better.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museums provided much history about the Lakota Indians and the school. There were interactive exhibits that I participated in. There was an art exhibit by Indian artists

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Reviewed 2 days ago

There was so much to see and learn about the Lakota Sioux! The trip included a tour of the school and Indian children's rooms at the St Joseph's School!! The annual PowWow occurred when we were there!!More

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wópilá táηka – many thanks for sharing your visit. We're glad that you were able to be here during our powwow. Our powwow is something we look forward to every year. It's a wonderful celebration for our students to express their Native American culture and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I found this exhibit well organized and excellantlly presented. This makes for a nice surprisingly interesting and pleasant stop as you move on down the highway. I particularly liked the timeline and the student artistic input.

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Pilámaya – thank you for the review of our museum. We're glad you visited and had an opportunity to experience the rich history of the Northern Plains Indian people. We appreciate your support in spreading the word!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is, quite simply, a great museum. It is beautifully done and very well organized, with compelling exhibits and great artifacts. We learned a great deal in a short time, and left enriched. We highly recommend it.More

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wópilá táηka – many thanks for the review of our museum. We are very proud of our facility and our commitment to providing all who visit the opportunity to experience and learn about the rich, beautiful history of the Northern Plains Indian people. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Very beautiful, and I learned information about the tribal people of the area that I hadn’t known. I definitely recommend this stop for solo individuals and for families. Interactive and interesting.

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Pilámaya – thank you for the review of our museum. We appreciate your support in spreading the word!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We sent a great morning at the museum. It was educational both about the school and the plains Indians. The art work of some former students was spectacular and the Indian Museum part educational

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wópilá táηka – many thanks for the review of our museum. We are glad you had an opportunity to visit and to experience the rich, beautiful history of the Northern Plains Indian people. We appreciate your support in spreading the word!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the campus of the St. Joseph’s Indian School, this small museum honors the Lakota Sioux, their history, art and artifacts and culture. Displays are informative and well done. We made this stop after reading Trip Advisor reviews and were glad we did.

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pilámaya – thank you for sharing your visit. Glad you stopped, we appreciate your support!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I we say a sign for the museum, so took a detour and it was well worth our time. We enjoyed everything we saw. It is a must see, if you go on a road trip. Keep up the good work.

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wópilá táηka – many thanks for sharing your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We knew they were closing in 90 minutes but were sure that’d be enough. We should’ve allowed 3 hours. Terrific museum. Beautiful grounds on banks of Missouri River.

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Love2Travel071
March 21, 2017|
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Response from ALM_Museum | Property representative |
You should allow yourself at least 60-90 minutes to see the museum. This includes an optional 22-minute film on the 'People of the Plains' shown in our theater.
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