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Smoki Museum

147 N Arizona Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301-3184
+1 928-445-1230
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Very interesting...Eye-Opening

“People come looking for the Smoki Tribe, and it doesn’t exist!” This small, but interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristin W
via mobile
Smoki is not a Native American tribe

This was an interesting museum with lots of Native American artifacts from the area. It is not... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Tom-WCT
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Museum that features exhibits and works from American Indian art and culture.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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147 N Arizona Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301-3184
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+1 928-445-1230
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"indian artifacts"
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"native americans"
in 11 reviews
"nice little gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"many aspects"
in 2 reviews
"montezuma castle"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the stop"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful collection"
in 2 reviews
"local history"
in 4 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"prescott area"
in 4 reviews
"for sale"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 2 reviews
"tribe"
in 16 reviews
"pottery"
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"organisation"
in 11 reviews
"performed"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

“People come looking for the Smoki Tribe, and it doesn’t exist!” This small, but interesting, museum has a fantastic collection of pottery and different items. For kids, there is a great Bingo chart to help them search for different items...and they get a keepsake at...More

Thank Kristin W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was an interesting museum with lots of Native American artifacts from the area. It is not very large and admission was only $6. The ticket person spent some time explaining the origins of Smoki and the museum. The local townspeople decided to create the...More

2  Thank Tom-WCT
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The old time Prescott Smoki has a wonderful history. Too bad they seem to be trying to re-write what it was founded for. It does have a lot of other good stuff though.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

There was a time when preserving Native American culture wasn't a high priority. The people that put this museum together saw to it that the Native American history of this are was not lost. There are many aspects ,some possibly not politically correct for some...More

2  Thank Bigiron383
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

First, the "Smoki" were not a native american tribe - they were a service organization that for 70 years put on an annual "ceremony" (derived from ceremonies of actual tribes) to raise funds (at least initially) to save the Prescott Rodeo. That's 1921 - 1991,...More

2  Thank Ian411Ian
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This museum contains Native American artifacts that would otherwise have been lost to history. It also includes more current Native American works of art. The story of the Smoki Tribe and their contribution to the Prescott area and the preservation of the artifacts was most...More

1  Thank Mileaway_PHX
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

The proprietors were extremely knowledgeable and helpful with local native history. The building is beautiful and the displays are well maintained. Overall it was a very worthy diversion.

Thank HappyCamper20732
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Smoki has a terrific collection that is well displayed. Numerous artifacts cover both the local Native cultures in Yavapai County and numerous other tribes and cultures throughout Northern and Central Arizona. Their annual rug auction is a huge and famous event. They have a nice...More

Thank azcap
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

After a year in Prescott we now can attest to what a great place this is..Its a small museum which focuses on Native American art and culture..With an amazing history re its creation it is a one of a kind place. The building alone is...More

Thank jmes h
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We didn't know what to expect when we stopped in but was overwhelmed by the collection of pottery and baskets. Docent was very friendly (as was his great dog) and we learned things that we didn't know before walking in. Definitely worth the stop. Thanks.

Thank Robin C
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donaldsH6108HA
17 March 2018|
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$6.00 per senior.
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Slml55
27 June 2017|
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Response from robertgreninger | Reviewed this property |
Prescott has a large number of local arts and crafts outlets, including western, Native American and cowboy art. The highest concentration of retail art is on and around the Courthouse Plaza. The three, major museums also... More
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Tammy W
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Response from MEKeller | Reviewed this property |
We paid $6.00 each, senior rate.
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