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Heard Museum

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Address: 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
Phone Number: +1 602-252-8848
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The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the...

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. Artists demonstrate their work during the week and musicians perform on most weekends.

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Very Different from the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

An extraordinary display of the arts and cultures of not only the American Indian (USA), but also all Native peoples of the Americas. The galleries are filled with treasures of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An extraordinary display of the arts and cultures of not only the American Indian (USA), but also all Native peoples of the Americas. The galleries are filled with treasures of priceless exhibits. I was fortunate enough to receive a personal tour from Mary, a highly knowledgable, enthusiastic and interesting docent, on the "Native People in the Southwest" exhibit this morning.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I highly recommend this place for locals and tourists. I learned so much about the Native American culture, the different tribes and customs and some of the challenges. Our tour guide was excellent and was a wealth of information. Very friendly staff and atmosphere.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Heard Museum is one of the finest examples of a museum dedicated to Native American culture. Here in the Southwest, we have such a dynamic collection of cultures such as the Navajo, Apache, Hopi, Zuni, Pima just to name a few. And the Heard Museum brings their lifestyle and history to the public in a very elegant and thoughtful... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum contains an excellent collection of native American artifacts. We enjoyed the exhibits and the information provided about the numerous tribes. We also enjoyed the Indian Boarding School exhibit. It was sad but inspiring. Visitors must leave time to visit the museum store. It is outstanding!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting and informative about local Native American history and culture. Reasonable entrance fee. Do not miss if in area.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is best viewed with a guided tour. My teenagers thought it would be boring but found the guide and his stories of the displays interesting! Smaller place but has great learning points. Gift shop had beautiful items but super expensive!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful collection of southwestern Native American culture. Plan on staying a couple of hours. There is a small cafe. The gift shop is wonderful but pricey. Consider purchasing a annual membership.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, this surely is a spectacular collection of artifacts. However, the emphasis on craft, handicraft, and art was not much to our liking. We'd loved to have seen more on religion, culture, social structures, warfare, and so on. We loved the videos but we didn't like the overall message that the Native Americans are gentle spiritual people who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned a lot in quite a short time, join one of the guides for an excellent whistle-stop tour of the museum. Quality displays of artefacts and various items of clothing, jewels (beautiful!) etc.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful way to spend time with grandkids. Keeps them interested and informed and educational for adults.

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