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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those...

This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those interested in Indian culture.

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If you want to know the culture, struggles, and life of the Native American Indian this is the place for you. We enjoyed this museum even more so than the Smithsonian National... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
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Ozark, Arkansas
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Ozark, Arkansas
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you want to know the culture, struggles, and life of the Native American Indian this is the place for you. We enjoyed this museum even more so than the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Please make sure to sit through the videos about the Taos Pueblo and its people. This museum is very well laid out and... More 

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Riverside, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Worth the trip. The perfect amount of exhibits. The maps were fantastic, photos taken by Lindbergh and then more recent photos to compare.

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The museum properly includes items from many tribes, and it displays some interesting artiifcats, but the descriptions were minimal -- usually only a label, an attribution, and a date. I need much more information to fully appreciate what I am seeing. If you visit, I recommend an entire afternoon. We got started about 1:40 and had to rush our last... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you visit any museum in Santa Fe, I suggest this one. It's a wonderful place, and full of story, culture and history. All that stuff we miss in history class in High School. Beautiful layout and a perfect experience!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Great building commanding a view of the surrounding valley. Inside there are several styles of museum ranging from the usual display cases to sections of a village recreation of specific aboriginal tribes. A must see that is close to town.

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Bella Vista, AR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Beautiful facility, well organized historical exhibits, especially enjoyed current exhibition "Archaeology, Photos and Time" featuring black and white aerial landscape photographs taken by Charles and Anne Lindberg in the 1920's compared to current photos of the same topography. Spent more time than we intended. Splendid presentation.

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Bermuda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Spent two hours there and still had so much to see I went back a few days later. The collections are fabulous, esp the pottery.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We loved this museum! By grouping topical understanding of regional tribes by stories/legends, practices, and even the role a kitchen played, and plays, in Native American culture, we could get inside the world of our forefathers. It was just super cool - lots of pots and artifacts, for sure, but their presentation included film, photos, and an organization that made... More 

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Rocheport, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I learned a lot and enjoyed it. Amazing artifacts and also detailed and interesting bits of history that really created an experience. I started to pass on this one, but so happy that I did not. Well worth the time.

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Olympia, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Take the excellent museum shuttle from downtown to Museum Hill and don't miss this excellent museum. This isn't a history museum, but a compilation of Native American art and culture, including current artistic efforts. Excellent.

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