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Museum of Native American History

202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
+1 479-273-2456
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Good, but could have been better

It is a place worth going. Sure. But maybe my expectations were too high. Some things like... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thilo H
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Oh My!

We will return to this collection. Presentation was perfect and the number of artifacts... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through America's Past," where we will give you a glimpse into what life was like for America's first inhabitants. The museum is divided into five different time periods that will guide you through the constantly changing lives of the Native Americans, as seen through their artifacts . Our displays feature relics that date from over 14,000 years old to historic times. Come visit our museum and enjoy seeing some of the finest treasures ever created by early craftsmen.Schools and groups are welcomed, call to make reservations. Handicap Accessible
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a place worth going. Sure. But maybe my expectations were too high. Some things like Pocahontas were laid out in long detail, but this is really more on the US native American than in South Central and North Amercia. Its simply promising too...More

Thank Thilo H
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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Thilo H, After reading your review ...I believe it is for a different museum. There are a few clues about the exhibits described but it was the restaurant review that made me hungry wishing we had one this morning. We hope if you are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We will return to this collection. Presentation was perfect and the number of artifacts astonishing. Loved learning about the tools, weapons and habits of so many regions.More

Thank Margaret O
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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Margaret O, It is music to our ears to read a review that starts of with "We will return to this collection." Thank you for taliking the time to share your visit and encourage others to visit the Museum of Native American History in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many, many wonderful artifacts of Native American History. Could have spent more time than an hour. Arrowheads, headdresses, pots, bone made items. The hand held unit that you can listen to for each numbered item was a big help.More

Thank Mary W
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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mary W, So kind of you to share your visit to the Museum of Native American History with others who find themselves traveling to Bentonville Arkansas. We hope you will visit us again, until then-- please stay in touch.as we add new exhibits and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in on a whim while traveling through Bentonville and am glad that I did. For appearing to be a small museum from the outside, once you walk in, you'll see just how many artifacts are packed into the building. There are artifacts and information...More

Thank Max T
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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Max T, You are a fabulous traveler by honoring the whim of the detour when on a road trip that brought you to the Museum of Native American History. Thank you for sharing your experience and encouraging other seasoned travelers to make the museum...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my family just to kill some time and we ended up spending a whole hour, we learned so much and saw absolutely beautiful things!!! We would recommend this place!More

Thank Sarah M
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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sarah M, We are very glad you had a 5 star experience at the Museum of Native American History. We hope this is the beginning of many more returns as we add new exhibits and inspiring events such as the June 14 -15th Native...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum, but the contents are of high quality. The facility is big enough for an hour-long visit and is quite family-friendly. I hope to come back on my next trip to Bentonville.

Thank Jonathan D
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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jonathon D, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Museum of Native American History and for encouraging other families to make us a destination when in Bentonville, Arkansas. See you next time! Charlotte Buchanan-Yale

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although Bentonville is better known for being Walmart headquarters, there is a wonderful native American museum which deserves a visit. Plan to stay a while to fully enjoy the many artifacts and displays. It's a real hidden treasure!

Thank shugie42
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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear shugie42, Thank you for taking the time to inspire others to make the Museum of Native American History a destination when visiting Bentonville. With reviews such as yours one day we will come out of hiding. See you next time! Charlotte Buchanan-Yale

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful museum. Expansive collection and interesting history. It is filled with history of people who deserve our attention. Numerous artifacts and audio guide. The museum and audio guide is free. Donations are accepted.More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Dear MellowD11965, With your first time in Bentonville, we want to thank you for making the Museum of Native American History a destination on your visit. We hope it is the beginning of many more returns to NW Arkansas. Please stay in touch as the...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is set up to make you think and inform about the interaction between early American settlers and natives of the land. The treaty exhibits I especially found thought provoking and sad at the same time. It showed how the early government repeatedly went...More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Dear Justin B, Thank you for your visit to the Museum of Native American History. Please stay in touch as we add new exhibits and programs connecting our past, present, and educating future generations about the first people of the Americas. We look forward to...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I've visited this museum two or three times. Each visit, I have learned something new. Whether it's from permanent exhibits I overlooked before, or visiting exhibits, or from the many events that take place here. And it's free! What more is there to say? Even...More

Thank Hannah L
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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Dear Hannah L, Thank you for all your return visits to the Museum of Native American History. I have been here over five years and I still see details of the artifacts I have never noticed before.Plus, I learn something new everyday from our visitors....More

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Marilee P
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Dear Marilee P., The Museum of Native American History is founded by David Bogle who is registered Cherokee. If I can be of any further assistance please feel free to contact me at the Museum of Native American History... More
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