Akta Lakota Museum

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Akta Lakota Museum
5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 outreach program of St. Joseph's Indian School we pride ourselves on not just providing that experience but creating an atmosphere conducive to learning and healing into the hearts of our students as well as our visitors. What makes our museum such a wonderful experience is our focus. We have an outstanding collection of cultural, historical and artistic works that relate specifically to the Northern Plains Indian Tribes, the ancestry of the students served at St. Joseph's. Our historical collection honors the past while our contemporary collection represents the creative spirit of today's world. We work closely with Indian artist and artisans to present contemporary artwork that builds on cultural traditions while expressing itself in new ways. What you take away from your visit is the understanding that Lakota culture is not just a thing of the past. It's alive and thriving today.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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jillsuzanne1979
Syracuse, NE60 contributions
Interesting Museum
Jun 2021 • Family
Family stopped during fishing trip. It was a wonderful and educational museum. Lots to see and read about. Highly recommend!
Written June 13, 2021
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chewbdu
Wisconsin182 contributions
Very informative
Jun 2021
So much information on the Lakota Indian history. Very nice exhibits and narratives. Nice variety in the gift shops. The staff is friendly and helpful. Located in the cultural building at the school. Plenty of parking.
Written June 11, 2021
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Gary H
Myerstown, PA313 contributions
Good Stop
May 2021
Very interesting display of NA life and some history of the area. Very friendly staff, donation only, well worth a stop. Easy to find.
Written June 3, 2021
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Rachel J
Carbondale, IL417 contributions
Beautiful
May 2021 • Couples
Beautiful displays and history of the native culture in the area. I think everyone should stop in and walk/read your way through. The artifacts are beautiful.
Written May 28, 2021
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Dennis M
Iowa, United States300 contributions
Native Life
May 2021
Nice museum dedicated to the preservation and display of Indian life, past and present. The Catholic school that houses this museum educates Native children (who have been recommended by their elders), in American ways AND they also teach the kids Indian customs, religion and ways. Many graduates go on to Mount Maury College, nearby, to continue their studies. Contributions to the school are encouraged but not required.
Written May 24, 2021
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Martin W
Fredericksburg, VA57 contributions
Wonderful experience
Apr 2021
This was a serendipitous find for us. We saw their billboard along the highway and called to make sure the museum was open. It turned out to be a profound experience. We learned a great deal from the exhibits.
Written May 14, 2021
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Carnifex81
Concrete, WA2 contributions
Great
Apr 2021
A fascinating and often sobering glimpse into the trials, tribulations, and culture of the Lakota. The place is filled with fascinating artifacts from times long past. I enjoyed my visit very much. The place is well maintained and laid out. I can't recommend it enough.
Written May 7, 2021
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Jerry S
Franklin, TN2 contributions
Informative and very nicely done
Apr 2021
Very pretty setting on the grounds of a Native American School and worth the short drive off the interstate. Lots of informative exhibits that are interactive and well done. Nice people and a nice gift shop as well Glad I stopped.
Written May 6, 2021
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Erin M
Platte City, MO7 contributions
Interesting, Informative
Dec 2020 • Family
The Akta Lakota Museum was my favorite stop in South Dakota!!! The artifacts were some of the best Native American ones I have seen and the gift shop is full of authentic jewelry and decor. Amazing place that I would revisit again and again. The staff was also super friendly and welcoming.
Written January 6, 2021
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Pilámaya – thank you for the review of our museum. We appreciate your support!
Written January 19, 2021
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RollingKnight
Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
Beautiful little gem of South Dakota
Dec 2020
On my drive across the USA, I stopped at this museum. This Museum has two sizable exhibits, one on the Lakota tribe and the other about the Catholic School hosting this museum. I’ve learned many things I’ve previously never knew, and to top it off, the people there were incredible.
Written December 23, 2020
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Wópilá táηka – many thanks for sharing your visit. We appreciate your support in spreading the word!
Written January 19, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Akta Lakota Museum

Akta Lakota Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM