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Wounded Knee: The Museum

600 Main St, Wall, SD 57790
+1 605-279-2573
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Still Closed

After reading "Bury Me at Wounded Knee" in preparation for recent trip, looked forward to this... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Newark, Delaware
via mobile
Opening again in May 2017

A very moving exhibit explaining the masscre itself, what led up to it and what happened... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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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!
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
600 Main St, Wall, SD 57790
+1 605-279-2573
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

After reading "Bury Me at Wounded Knee" in preparation for recent trip, looked forward to this museum. Maybe next time. Driving to the actual Wounded Knee site was an emotional and cathartic experience -- especially on a rainy day.

1  Thank johnrK5476KR
Reviewed 15 August 2016

A very moving exhibit explaining the masscre itself, what led up to it and what happened afterwards. Lots to read and photos to look at, set out in the timeline of events. Visited in September 15 when in the Lakota Ways building. Their blog states...More

3  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This museum had relocated to downtown (near Wall Drug) but was closed because of a fire. They need to make this apparent somewhere because we had no idea!

Thank Cori A
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I double checked their website and it said the were open. We drove from Rapid City to visit and it was closed. We were disappointed.

2  Thank deborah r
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I thought I knew the history of Wounded Knee until I saw this museum. Very powerful displays. A short walk from the Wall Drug fun. Highly recommeded.

Thank Jean J
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Closed till 2017. Need to post that clearly on the website. Home school family of five stayed in Wall to ensure our kids learned of the tragedy that occurred. We were sad to see that it was closed. Turned stop from educational to novelty with...More

3  Thank David L
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I found this post on the Wounded Knee blog today. It explains that the museum will be closed only for the 2016 season, returning in the spring of 2017. Posted by Wounded Knee Museum Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Wounded Knee Museum will be closed for...More

6  Thank Carole D
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Very disappointed, went to the location on the website, the place is empty. No sign or anything, no alternate location.

2  Thank OurWanderingCasa
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Eye opening to the facts leading to the cowardly act perpetrated against a beautiful people. Great exhibits, knowledgeable staff. really touches your soul.... for those who have one.

Thank W F
Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is a very layed out wel presented place of which I have the utmost respect for when wandering round it does somehow feel unreal !! But unfortunately every little detail is true and it only happend just over a century ago !!!!! The massacre...More

3  Thank Richard B
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