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Wounded Knee Massacre Monument

Wounded Knee, SD
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Important Historical Event

We made a 2 hour detour to this site because of its historical importance. I'm glad we did because... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kelli H
De Queen, Arkansas
Visited the Wounded Knee Massacre

Today was the second time we visited this site. Both times I have been immediately approached for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracy A
Missoula, United States
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A small monument to the natives killed in the Wounded Knee massacre.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Kelli H
Reviewed 1 week 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

1  Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

3  Thank galingillett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

3  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Should have listened to the other bad reviews. It was exactly as they had described. Monument falling apart, also had police tape around a large portion of it, when we pulled up there was a large cargo van parked at the top of the hill...More

4  Thank Tyler J
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I visited the site of the massacre and the monument that sites NW of the site. Someone titled their review "an important place in US history not getting the respect it deserves" - this is exactly how I felt/what I thought when I visited. There...More

1  Thank sdurkin24
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I heard about the massacre here years before visiting this place, and looked forward to paying respects to the site of this horrible massacre. This place was unfortunetly nothing like i thought it would be. When we first pulled up at the parking area with...More

3  Thank Bruvik89
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I had not even parked my car & I was being approached by someone asking for a "donation" then a vehicle pulled in behind me & was selling jewelry. When I said I didn't have any cash they offered to follow me into town to...More

12  Thank lovelybluis
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Drove miles out of my way to see this monument to a very sad episode in history .The back ground is as I expected but the monument is a little neglected made worse by the young man asking for money .if you are into US...More

4  Thank Loftyviews
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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.