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White Mountain Apache Cultural Center

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Address: Junction of Arizona 73 and Indian Route, Fort Apache, AZ
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+1 928-338-4625

Originally established in 1969, this museum is considered a monument to the...

Originally established in 1969, this museum is considered a monument to the Tribe's historical resiliency and ongoing commitment to celebrate and perpetuate Apache heritage.

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Drove through Show Low on the way to Fort Apache and drove out through Salt River Canyon

All beautiful places although Show Low is highly urbanized. Fort Apache Cultural Center is nicely done, and the Fort buildings area is a nice walking area (although easily... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
Richard V
Newton, Kansas
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Very well done. Beautiful beadwork on display. Staff very friendly and helpful. Really helped to understand proud Apache history. Also a Buffalo Soldier historic location!

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Crestview, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

So much culture, history, and natural beauty in one stop. I loved looking at the Apache artifacts and reading about their culture. This is such a unique place and it is well preserved. Make sure you stop in at the resteraunt. It's worth it!

Thank Chelsea V
Newton, Kansas
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

All beautiful places although Show Low is highly urbanized. Fort Apache Cultural Center is nicely done, and the Fort buildings area is a nice walking area (although easily accessed via auto).

Thank Richard V
Howell, Michigan
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

Fort Apache Historic Park is the place to experience Apache history and culture. Its worth the visit to help understand the Apache heritage and traditions.

Thank WCG_12
Goreville, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 January 2015

I have to say upfront that I haven't been to Whiteriver since. 1983! I worked as a nurse at the Indian Hospital there. I loved it and made some very good friends whom I still communicate with. I am planning to visit this year (2015) to see my friends and to see how Whiteriver has changed--or not! The countryside is... More 

Thank JudiSR
Whiteriver, Arizona
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

GREAT!!! For all kinds of interests!!! Historical, geological sites, culture and traditions of Apache, hunting, fishing, renting a lake, rafting, .... on and on, even fine food and entertainment at HonDah Casino

Thank m h
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

This is a great place to get the feel of the community in the past and present..kindof in the middle of no where but very interesting..shows how the Apaches have evolved..local educated Apaches put together a great experience for foreigners..also in the same area are the homes the whitemen lived in when they took over the reservation..but don't wander the... More 

1 Thank Anne A
Paulden, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

If you are remotely interested in the history of the American Frontier then this Fort should be on your list of to do's. I was very surprised at the level the Apache people have worked to keep this Army fort alive. This era in history was shameful but the Apache have done a marvelous job telling the story of fort... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

While this is not a place we would return to, we are glad we spent time in both the museum as well as a walk around the grounds. The small museum has some interesting items to view. The log cabin was open, (the only other site open to the public). While we bought a walking tour map for $2.50, there... More 

Thank wardgarner
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

We didn't realize that Fort Apache was located in this area. The museum was great, really enjoyable and informative.

Thank Shirley P

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