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It was very hard to rate this monument. Very little is there-a big sign with a bare bones... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
havaneseangel
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St Augustine FL
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Must see historic monument

There is a ranger station that provides talks to explain some of the historical perspective which... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
Sparky21Seattle
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Seattle
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A small monument to the natives killed in the Wounded Knee massacre.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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Wounded Knee, SD
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

It was very hard to rate this monument. Very little is there-a big sign with a bare bones description of the battle and a poorly maintained cemetery. We were there early in the day so not many people around. We were approached quickly by one...More

1  Thank havaneseangel
Reviewed 11 June 2016

There is a ranger station that provides talks to explain some of the historical perspective which is more than just the massacre. You can also walk around or drive through and look at the grave makers. Nice gift shop that has additional information if you...More

2  Thank Sparky21Seattle
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We stopped at wounded Knee after visiting friends in Oglala the night before. On the way to Interior we stopped in the early morning to pay our respects. No, the site is not a shiny well tended monument like many expect or hope. Maybe given...More

5  Thank Greg K
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Interested in the history, but intimidated by the venders and their children who started approaching our vehicle before we had even stopped. We put it in reverse, without getting out. Long drive. Not much to see. Could be better presented and managed.

Thank Tamara M
Reviewed 3 June 2016

On arrival a woman selling necklaces explained the local politics that prevented development of the site. Almost at the same time children and young adults appeared with stories of why I should give them money. This location deserves much more. The only real memorial is...More

2  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 30 May 2016

It made me feel sad and unable to do anything to help.....2 sisters were selling their merchandise. I bought a necklace and so did my friend,while we knew we were paying over the odds,i just couldn't barter. They were friendly and offered good advice re-...More

5  Thank Gillian L
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I've put off writing this review for several days after my trip because this site gave me such mixed emotions. However, I've thought about what I wanted to say each day I've been home. That's the impact this visit had on me. As we drove...More

6  Thank obxgirl24
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Our church comes to Wounded knee each summer as a mission trip bringing about 30 people. We have our devotions there on our last night. It is so sad to see beautiful people in such a harsh condition. We have met a few at the...More

1  Thank Dolores H
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I have read so many of the negative reviews. What I read, speaks to people imposing their own values upon the Lakota people. Also, some of the "negative" behaviour is behaviour that is learned through created dependency by the US government and warranted mistrust of...More

3  Thank trekingpan
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This is a real reservation. One of the poorest. See the vendors, here the stories. No it's not a "pretty" place. However, it is real. See the vendors help support them. Yes you may run into pan handlers, but you dont have to feel threatened....More

2  Thank Kris D
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Flasister2015
30 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
The monument was erected in 1903. The graveyard was declared a national monument in 1990.
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esandil
25 January 2017|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you contact the Wounded Knee Museum in Wall, SD. Their contact information is 600 Main St, Wall, SD 57790 · (605) 279-2573 They also have a website.
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leighhorder
13 September 2016|
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Response from blazar58 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea since we had a rented car. There are long-distance buses, with departure from the downtown area, and google gives that information.
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