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Wounded Knee Massacre Monument

Wounded Knee, SD
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round museum bldg super scary!

My mother who is 71 and myself wanted to embrace the history on our trip to South Dakota. We were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Littleton, Colorado
glad we stopped

Getting here is part of the fun,driving through Indian reservations and stopping at this roadside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

My mother who is 71 and myself wanted to embrace the history on our trip to South Dakota. We were immediately approached by an older woman selling dream catchers. I bought one, then her daughter came over begging for money for school supplies and clothes....More

Thank likemotherlikeson1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting here is part of the fun,driving through Indian reservations and stopping at this roadside memorial was very interesting .The Graveyard across the road up on the hill from the sign was nice ribbons and things like rosaries are tied to the fence it is...More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing much to see here ,only to pay respect up on the hill at the cemetery across the street from the sign that says wounded knee sign pointing at the location. We got approached right away as I had read these reviews about being approached....More

1  Thank bianca366
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is tragically under-maintained; if you were driving down the road and parking hadn't been obvious, you would keep driving. The only reason I rated this so high is because we had the opportunity to talk with a couple Lakota women and hear their...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always wanted to visit this site and now I wish I didn't. When we pulled up to the site we were approached by a young Lakota. He said their church was in really bad shape and would I donate to it. This is a...More

Thank neh2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a 2 hour detour to this site because of its historical importance. I'm glad we did because I had my 10 year old daughter with me and later in her life when they study these events at school, she will have something concrete...More

1  Thank Kelli H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Today was the second time we visited this site. Both times I have been immediately approached for money. I wanted to read and learn about the site but will never return. The cemetary and grave stones were very sad. The site was full of weeds,...More

4  Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We traveled there from the Badlands, the monument and information was very interesting but within a couple of minutes of stopping 3 or 4 vehicles should up and people were asking for money or to buy their dream catches it was very intimidating. I would...More

6  Thank galingillett
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The latest reviews were just what we encountered. There was a home made sign saying the museum was open but found out it was no longer operating but there were people waiting for someone to pull in. Just like across the at the massacre site...More

1  Thank RJ53
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Read the bad reviews. It's a long drive and then you will get accosted by trinket sellers or people wanting to act as impromptu tour guides to tell you the real story. The monument is falling apart and in disrepair. Save the effort and watch...More

5  Thank Jim M
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1 May 2017|
Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
The monument was erected in 1903. The graveyard was declared a national monument in 1990.
26 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.
14 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.