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National Museum of the American Indian

National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art, historical and cultural objects from Native Indian communities in the Hemisphere.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

US Government has paid a real tribute to the 'Native Americans' by allocating the prime space in the National Mall. This is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present, and...More

Thank Cshastry2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went here with my family, because we love the Smithsonian museums! We arrived here, but we expected more. I personally prefer the other Smithsonian museums....

Thank snowytravels
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I didn't have any type of expectations going in because I went in with 2 hours of free time. I'm so glad I stopped in here and I was able to do some of the exhibits. Be sure you watch the film on the 4th...More

Thank stephp1508
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The architecture and layout of the building and its surrounding landscape is beautiful and the quiet environment is restful with sounds and sights even playing in the cafeteria. The best and divergent food offered on the mall within the museums is authentic Latin and Indian...More

Thank bicycle53
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are some interesting exhibits at the museum, but the star attraction is, in many ways, the Mititsam restaurant. Buffalo burgers and other simple fare are available, but for those who are more adventurous, there are a wide variety of main dishes and sides (four...More

Thank Cara S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum itself is smaller than it appears in terms of number of exhibits. The exhibits rotate so you may well see something different than previous reviewers. However, I am still giving it five stars because my 10 and 12-year olds really liked it. Make...More

Thank BanjosKids
Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed the displays of "American" Indians which includes ALL the Americas --- North, Central and South Americas. As long as you understand that, you will not be disappointed in thinking this museum will give you a deeper understanding of US Native American Indians. I...More

Thank USALouise
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum looks amazing both from and the inside. It is worth only for that to go inside, but not for anything else. I was very looking forward for visiting here, but nothing was really worth looking at.

Thank Critical-Duck
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was impressed by the exhibit on the Incas. Somehow I missed this in my history classes. Very nice gifts shops (larger one on the 2nd floor) Couldn't see everything, would go back to visit more.

Thank Kelsey1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with 3 children aged 6-11. They had a great time in the Discovery Zone and collected stamps,on a "passport' for reading information boards. A storyteller read and explained a beautiful story telling us how the raven became black and then the children got to...More

Thank Maria M
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Joyce C
20 March 2016|
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Response from TheMoyers | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is handicapped accessible, and there are easy to operate elevators.
5 February 2016|
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Response from Gala8123 | Reviewed this property |
The only way you can get free parking on weekends Saturday is probably limited now since DC is changed its parking lot is you have to be at the locations on the street before the museum opens other than that everybody is hip... More