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National Museum of the American Indian

National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art, historical and cultural objects from Native Indian communities in the Hemisphere.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC, DC 20560
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+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Architecture of building & cafeteria have more thought put into them than the Exhibition spaces. I guess I am comparing it to the Mashantucket Pequot Indian museum in Connecticut ( and Cherokee museum and experinece in NC) The MP museum in CT has alot more...More

Thank xenonian
Reviewed 2 days ago

The NMAI is one of my favorite museums. It's great opportunity to learn a part of history that has always been neglected. I was so pleased that after going I became a supporter and member. The Mitsitam Cafe is a great opportunity to eat great...More

Thank ArturoFeliz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There was a lot of things to look at but did not find much for my kids to see. They liked the touch screen but then we left

Thank littlewarrior43
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great place to visit and a ton of items to look at as well as an easy flow to the information presentation. This museum ties in culturally from a historic standpoint the interconnection of all American Indian tribes/families (North & South). Unfortunately as our...More

Thank 1Erick1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Full of history and lots of interesting facts. This is a great museum to visit and to honor the American Indians.

Thank airam626
Reviewed 4 days ago

We originally planned to visit this museum only for about 20 minutes to do a quick walkthrough of the current temporary (but through 2020, I think) exhibit about the Incas, since my husband and I have visited Peru. We did enjoy that exhibit, although I...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 4 days ago

The first thing you should know about this museum is that it is not at the same scale as the other Smithsonian Museums. It should take about 2 hours to see all the exhibits. The building itself is a marvel! Wonderful gift shop and cafe...More

Thank hoovfour4
Reviewed 1 week ago

US Government has paid a real tribute to the 'Native Americans' by allocating the prime space in the National Mall. This is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present, and...More

Thank Cshastry2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my family, because we love the Smithsonian museums! We arrived here, but we expected more. I personally prefer the other Smithsonian museums....

1  Thank snowytravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't have any type of expectations going in because I went in with 2 hours of free time. I'm so glad I stopped in here and I was able to do some of the exhibits. Be sure you watch the film on the 4th...More

Thank stephp1508
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Joyce C
19 March 2016|
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Response from TheMoyers | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is handicapped accessible, and there are easy to operate elevators.
5 February 2016|
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Response from Gala8123 | Reviewed this property |
The only way you can get free parking on weekends Saturday is probably limited now since DC is changed its parking lot is you have to be at the locations on the street before the museum opens other than that everybody is hip... More