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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-982-4636
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Excellent setting, Excellent treasures to view, Very educational

What a beautiful setting for a museum, atop a gorgeous hill surrounded by greenery and nice homes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jwredlabel
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laconia, nh
Very special

Definitely worth a stop. Nice bead collection, but especially liked the jewelry exhibit. It’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margaret O
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Arizona
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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+1 505-982-4636
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"new wing"
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"on display"
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"native american history"
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"each piece"
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"for sale"
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"admission fee"
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"nice collection"
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"international folk art"
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"special exhibit"
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"trip to santa fe"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful setting for a museum, atop a gorgeous hill surrounded by greenery and nice homes. The docent who greeted us gave us a thorough briefing and recommendations on how to proceed and it was very helpful. It is not a huge display of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a stop. Nice bead collection, but especially liked the jewelry exhibit. It’s quite extensive and well organized.

Thank Margaret O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another of the great museums on Museum Hill. Great exhibits that change often and a fabulous gift shop.

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This Museum proved to be very educational --history-wise. The ancient and contemporary art was fantastic. WE very much enjoyed it.

Thank Margaia F
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The beading part is wonderful by itself and incredible workmanship is on display. I never knew the beads were so small! The silver/jewelry display is wonderful and the lady who took us through the works was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the works. Almost...More

Thank plaisaeb
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Beautifully executed with a stunning collection of local pueblan arts, including textiles, amazing ceramics (Maria Martinez and descendants especially), jewelry, and bead garments galore!

Thank Jim v
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Absolutely incredible collections and exhibitions of Southwestern Native American art. The silver exhibition is a show stopper. The exhibition of beaded clothing is beyond description.

Thank ellensantafe
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We have enjoyed this museum on countless visit -- it's small but each exhibit is well focused and well curated and very informative. It's like visiting a private collection and is more intimate than the larger museums and their gift shop is one of the...More

Thank redmesastudio
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

In much the same way that the fabulous Denver Art Museum intermixes historic and contemporary Native American pieces, Wheelwright's collection is mixed periods and, to my eye, the newer ones are often best.

Thank VioletRoss
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

The Wheelwright is shaped like a hogan and showcases a small but always distinctive collection in its changing exhibit cases. Downstairs is the Case Trading Post which offers Native American wares from the region in a reproduction of an authentic post.

Thank Diane W
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