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“A Small hall with bits of information”

Wounded Knee: The Museum
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Wall
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Wounded Knee Museum will be closed for the 2016 season. Due to reopen May 2017. After the fire in September 2012, The Wounded Knee Museum exhibits were reconstructed and displayed at a temporary location, but will be returning to their original location in Wall, South Dakota with an expected opening date of May 2017. We will be expanding our displays and exhibits. The Wounded Knee Museum opened in 2003 to share the events leading to the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. We appreciate your continued support, understanding and prayers during this transition of rebuilding. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Small hall with bits of information”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you want to educate yourself about wounded knee, save yourself the six dollars that this place charges and go do some research. Lots of information on the internet. We went to this so-called museum anticipating the hype we heard elsewhere. There wasn't anything particularly fascinating about the Native-American display or information displayed in one small room. The information provided is heavily covered in some good books (or even if you research and take the time at a relatively good library). This is just another sad notion to inform the common folk with very little about some American heritage that has been swept beneath the rug. I do hope that the national museum of the American-Indian in Washington D.C. isn't this disappointing.

Visited August 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very respectful”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

With our travels around Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota we stopped at several historical areas. We had listen to a book on CD, "The Life of Crazy Horse" and since we stayed in Wall after viewing the Badlands we felt we should go in this museum. We were glad we did. There is a short film and then storyboards to read.
I recommend it if you are interested in America's history.

Visited July 2014
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Omaha, NE
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

We thought that the museum was very informative. I would definitely recommend making the stop. You can do the entire thing in an hour or so.

Visited July 2014
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pittsburgh, United States
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61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Interesting!”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

I had no idea of the history here, very interesting (sad, but interesting). This is worth a stop, beats the tourist trap of Wall Drug!

Visited July 2014
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Joliet, Illinois
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Enlightened”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Passed through Wall on 7/31/14. The museum was definitely an eye opener. It's a part of our country's history, sad as it may be. I would whole hearted recommend that you take the time to go through this museum and become enlightened as well. Located just down the street from Wall Drugs. The rest of main street is all commercial, but this is for real.

Visited July 2014
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