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Akta Lakota Museum

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great museum, with so much Indian artifacts, a visit there will be enjoyable, we recommend this as... read more

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jbholguin1
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Columbus, Indiana
A must stop!

This is a newer building with very nicely done displays of Native American culture on the plains... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nana5838
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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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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 1 week ago

great museum, with so much Indian artifacts, a visit there will be enjoyable, we recommend this as a must see.

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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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a newer building with very nicely done displays of Native American culture on the plains. It also has a large gift store with Native American jewelry from local tribes and some as far away as Alaska. There is also a separate area for...More

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

Pilámaya – thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are very proud of our museum and our commitment to provide the opportunity for all to visit and learn about the rich, beautiful history of the Northern Plains Indian people. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic. Learning experience for entire group. 5th grade grandson currently studying plains history in school. Did not allow enough time for visit. Will return if in area

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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 3 weeks ago

The museum is not huge but has a number of very interesting exhibits on native American presence in North America and the interaction with white people as they took over the lands. Any age group would enjoy the displays and the admission is free. Donations...More

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wópilá táηka – many thanks for sharing your visit. We appreciate your support in spreading the word and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to visit when it was quiet. There is quite a lot of information, some of which is different from what we learned in grade school. The life style and conditions and adaptions are worth seeing and learning.

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wópilá táηka – many thanks for sharing your visit.

Reviewed October 11, 2018

The museum is an excellent presentations of plains Indian life before and after contact with Europeans. It provides many artifacts and dioramas that are very interesting to see and learn about. There are video kiosks with short presentations on many topics of plains Indian life...More

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Wópilá táηka – many thanks for sharing your visit. We are very proud of our museum and our commitment to provide all who visit the opportunity to learn about the beautiful history of the Northern Plains Indian people. We appreciate your support in spreading the...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

Great examples of housing for the Lakota tribe. Also exhibits & items for sale of the craftmenship of their jewelry as welll as other items. This interested me tremendously.

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Pilámaya – thank you for reviewing our museum. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate your support in spreading the word!

Reviewed October 1, 2018

The exhibit is well displayed. Placement of objects is judicious and well spaced. The art of the Lakota is beautiful. Particularly the leather and bead clothing is sensational. The historical descriptions help understand the Lakota. Contemporary reflections on the massacre at Wounded Knee, by students...More

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Pilámaya – thank you for the review our museum. We are very proud of our museum and our commitment to provide the opportunity for all to visit and learn about the rich, beautiful history of the Northern Plains Indian people. We appreciate your support in...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

We were delighted by the celebration of Native American culture, balanced appropriately with the realities of the past 200 years. Very nicely planned out spaces, really great array of gifts, art and jewelry available in shop. The museum had people of all ages visiting. Not...More

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Pilámaya – thank you for sharing your visit. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate your support in spreading the word!

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Explanation of the life of the Lakota people was excellent. Learned many facts about their lives we have not seen before.

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ALM_Museum, Manager at Akta Lakota Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Pilámaya – thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate your support in spreading the word!

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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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