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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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So much more than I thought!

I enjoyed seeing all the artifacts, and it's amazing how some were found on accident. I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
Lori C
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Louisiana
Attended with my grandsons 8 and 6.

My grandsons and I attended the museum two days in a row. We loved it. We are of Cherokee decent... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2016
Karen D
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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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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202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

I enjoyed seeing all the artifacts, and it's amazing how some were found on accident. I enjoyed seeing all the different customs and clothing that was worn at that time. I would recommend it to anyone!More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Dear Lori C, Thank you for your visit to the Museum of Native American History and for taking the time to write about your experience. We hope your visit is the beginning of many returns as we add new exhibits and events in 2016. Charlotte...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2016

My grandsons and I attended the museum two days in a row. We loved it. We are of Cherokee decent and love Native American history. Thank you so much for this opportunity.More

Thank Karen D
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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Dear Karen D, Thank you for visiting the Museum of Native American History and then returning the next day. One visit is never enough to fully take in the whole journey. Last month we hosted the Cherokee Nation from Tahlequah, Oklahoma with photo ID registration...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is truly a fine museum in the Native American culture. A fine collection in art displays and educational. Beware of the suprise you get when entering the building!

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Dear Linda B, Thank you for your visit to the Museum of Native American History. And thank you for your great review with a last line that will surely leave TripAdvisor readers intrigued. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

We were amazed by how many artifacts this small museum owns! The arrowhead collection alone is very extensive. All artifacts are displayed with informative descriptions. However, be sure to do the audio tour. It's all free and very informative. This museum is a terrific place...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Dear 40somethingngreat, Thank you for your great review about the Museum of Native American History that mentions our self guided audio wands. The students who visit the museum on school tours call the audio wands-- "awesome wands" -- because, well, they ARE awesome. We hope...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2016

What an incredible collection! Also, the fact that entry is free (donation based) is wonderful, because it gives access to everyone who wants to enjoy these artifacts. The arrowhead collection is superb, just wow! The exhibits are easy to follow/very user-friendly and the information provided...More

1  Thank Amanda O
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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Dear Amanda O, We are always excited to read reviews like your experience to the Museum of Native American History. We hope it is the beginning of many more return visits. Thank you for your visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

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Reviewed 4 February 2016

Although I live in the area it was only the sign on the highway that led me to this hidden museum. I have traveled the world and visited some of the best museums in the world. Having lived in Chicago museums are a part of...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Dear Lee F, Wow! Thank you for your visit and outstanding review of your experience at the Museum of Native American History. The museum is truly a labor of love and an honor to work here for all of us. Lee, we look for to...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2016

The building looks small, but it is packed with exhibits and artifacts. Too much to see in one visit. They often have guest speakers and Native American entertainers, so check on the website to find out more. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank Michael M
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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2016

Dear Michael M, We are so glad you had such an enjoyable experience at the Museum of Native American History. I could not have said it better myself... it is too much to see in one visit. We look forward to your return. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

Visiting this museum was an awesome experience. This collection of Indian artifacts was far beyond my wife's and my expectations. The artifacts are beautifully displayed. What impressed us most was the collection of pottery with beautiful pieces that are thousands of years old. Anyone who...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2016

Dar Bob E, Thank you for your visit and for writing such a great review that encourages artists today to stop by the Museum of Native American History for inspiration. The museum is still growing and adding to our story of a 14,000 years of...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

I was quite surprised by this museum and enjoyed spending time going through all the collections and information. The range of articfacts is fascinating. I recommend visiting the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arakansas, when you're in town. It's worth the time.

Thank Caitlin K
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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2016

Dear Caitlin25, Thank you for encouraging others to visit the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas. One visit is never enough and we hope you will visit again in the near future. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

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Reviewed 25 January 2016

This complimentary museum was a great place to go. It was very well laid out and Mr. Walton's success story is very well presented. His office is in tact as it was when he passed away in 1992 and his old truck is on display...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2016

Dear kke256, We love the Walmart Museum and closely work with them on projects such as the Magical History Tour.-- where students visit three Bentonville, Arkansas museums --The Museum of Native American History, The Peel Mansion and the Walmart Museum. Your lovely review popped up...More

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Marilee P
22 February 2015|
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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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