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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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My favorite!

Does not get the attention that it deserves because it is set apart from the other museums on the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Susan05821
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Barnet, Vermont
Very Good Museum, Great Story Teller

The Wheelwright is a small bu significant museum in Santa Fe, featuring Native American art, a nice... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Matt F
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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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
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704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Does not get the attention that it deserves because it is set apart from the other museums on the hill, but it was my favorite. Small and personal. Loved the silver exhibit!

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

The Wheelwright is a small bu significant museum in Santa Fe, featuring Native American art, a nice and reasonably priced gift/art shop, and wonderful extras, specifically the story-telling of Joe Hayes on Summer weekends. The museum has a permanent collection I have seen many time...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

This museum is set apart from the others at Museum Hill, parking is ample and the staff on hand helpful and friendly. It is also easily accessible by wheelchair. I liked the jewelry exhibit, whereas the baskets on display did not convey much. Great selection...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I found this museum small and interesting. However, the primary focus seemed to be on jewelry and silversmithing. If you are interested in that, it's a wonderful museum. Otherwise, you may want to spend your time at another museum in the area. That said, there...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Is a very welcoming museum with excellent displays of native american history. There also have sponsor a story teller - Joe Hayes. Check out when he is there. It is a free event.

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

The items on display were expertly curated. The lighting was well thought out. The historic relevance of the items was presented in a concise but fully informative way. The display of silver work from earliest examples to a modern day showing of a current native...More

Thank Larry F
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Always interesting exhibits. It's small but well curated. On museum hill, see several museums in one stop. We really love the trading post as it has inexpensive gift items and museum quality indigenous arts.

Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Some fine examples of jewelry and two exceptional buckskin dresses. Other than that, pretty ordinary. That maybe due to the acumen of the particular Apache tribe -- Jicarilla. When they showcase other tribes, it may be a different story. Note: No cameras permitted.

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Thoughtfully presented shows. The case trading is one of the very best and most reliable sources for quality Native American goods...in a word of fakes which now has permeated many of the downtown stores. Knowledgeable staff.

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

A rather small museum, but a good way to spend an hour or so when you are in Santa Fe. It's part of a museum complex, including a restaurant, so if you want to spend the day at local museums, you can easily do that....More

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