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Wounded Knee: The Museum
Ranked #3 of 6 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!
Marietta, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Most see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped in to see the museum for the first time and it was educational. Before we went into the museum the had hoop dancers and some other performers and it was wonderful after you could walk around and look at the benders working on their items and watch them make some beautiful dream catchers and bead work. Then we went into the museum and watched a video on wounded knee learned a lot. I think everyone should stop and see the native American culture.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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“Very fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

very educational and there was an old time photo studio inside and the photos were great...great time in wall

Visited June 2014
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Pennsylvania
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“Good Performance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

They put on a very good performance that was extremely enjoyably. Really thought this was the best thing to see in the town of Wall.

Visited June 2014
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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Small but powerful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

This small museum is excellent. Many years ago I read "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" and "Black Elk Speaks". "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" was a tough read, as I had to put it aside often because my emotions were getting the best of me. Reading the displays in this museum and watching the short film brought some of those feelings back. I hope we have learned from this horrible episode. We owe much to our Native Americans. An excellent museum, and definitely made the trip to Wall, SD worthwhile.

The museum had been located elsewhere, but I believe there was a fire. It is now located in downtown Wall, just across the street from the post office and Wall Drug.

Visited June 2014
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“Very informative and eye opening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We visited the Museum upon the recommendation of two different couples at the B&B where were stayed in the Badlands. Not knowing all of the details of the Wounded Knee massacre, the Museum provided a thorough and understandable picture of the event. The admission fee was very reasonable. And there were Native American craftsmen showing their skills in the lobby area.

Visited May 2014
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