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Heard Museum

Opens in 25 min: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Lovely building & setting.

Some excellent American Indian exhibits and interesting to see how much was donated by Senator... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Charleston, South Carolina
Arizona Native American History at its finest!

View artifacts of the Navajo and Hopi nations as well as contemporary jewelry, pottery, blankets... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Los Angeles, California
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The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the Heard Museum reveals the cultures of tribes in the region through exhibits, demonstrations and live performances and displays the work of contemporary Native American artists...more
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2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
+1 602-252-8848
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 12, 2007

I have seen a lot of Native American artifacts -- some even in the wild state outdoors. I've seen enough museum exhibits of faded pots that I normally avoid those portion of museums nowadays. However, I read on Travel Advisor that this museum was very...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2004

Visited the Heard Museum recently while in Scottsdale. I'm not much of a fan of museums but had heard quite a lot about this museum so went to check it out. I wasn't interested in most of what the museum had to offer, but if...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Some excellent American Indian exhibits and interesting to see how much was donated by Senator Goldwater and Fred Harvey. In some respects the rooms/exhibits are crowded and rather confusing, but still fun to explore and find things like the jewelry gallery. Really enjoyed the pottery...More

Thank A R H
Reviewed 6 days ago

View artifacts of the Navajo and Hopi nations as well as contemporary jewelry, pottery, blankets, etc. Be prepared to be awed by the Heard's remarkable collection of Kachina dolls. Stop by the Heard Museum Shop and take one home!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful setting in downtown Phoenix. A small but beautiful museum to Native American art and culture. The staff / docents are friendly and informative, the shop and gallery is eye opening and the museum has some amazing exhibits. I would advise you to check...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum on its own is fantastic and honors the work of the Arizona Native American population, as well as other native peoples across the US. But what had always set this museum apart for me is the special exhibitions. They're unique and fascinating. For...More

Thank Allison T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large collection of Native American art and life. Very good on site café with southeastern food. Most interesting information was on how the US government intended to take the Indian out of native Americas through government run schools.

Thank TJW777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a short tour and then were on our own. The floor holding information on the "Indian Schools" really caught my attention. My paternal aunt was one of the "pupils" in the early 1930's!

Thank Sharron R A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth visiting if in Phoenix and easy to access from downtown area on tram. Is primarily an art museum but also has a lot of cultural exhibits which really expanded my knowledge on the lives of the different peoples of the area. Joining a tour...More

Thank primroseryeland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem. Gift store has amazing items to look at. Book store has so many choices. Outdoor area low key. Area to chill

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Multiple exhibits highlighting the native American cultures. Very education but small in scale. Allow 2 hours or less to see the entire collection. Coffee shop and gift shop on premises.

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Architecturally, the Heard is delightful just to approach to building and grounds. It provides a perfect spot for lovely desert photos! Then you step inside and that architectural emphasis is still classic but it's enhanced by beautiful Native American artifacts and history! For young and...More

Thank Cathy C
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Service Animals are permitted with documentation. You may or may not be asked to provide this, but just to be on the 'safe side', put a copy in your purse. Please know Arizona is very hot, so never leave your furry family... More
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Yes, there is a small cafe.