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Heard Museum

2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
+1 602-252-8848
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Learning About Our Past

An assemblage of art, artifacts and history of the Indians of the Sonoran Desert, represented as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Warren, New Jersey
Travel to see special exhibits here, but permanent ones are stunning

There is nothing better than a Native American museum that showcases thousands of years of talent... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fair Oaks, 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. Artists demonstrate their work during the week and musicians perform on most weekends.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
+1 602-252-8848
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Reviewed yesterday

An assemblage of art, artifacts and history of the Indians of the Sonoran Desert, represented as the largest in the United States..The docents provide a complete overview of the various tribes, their history and continuing tribulations in the extraordinary lives of the first Americans.

Thank jspenserh
Reviewed yesterday

There is nothing better than a Native American museum that showcases thousands of years of talent and deep culture. I adore this place, and I am always amazed that no matter how many times I visit, there are new things for me to experience. The...More

1  Thank kcdenman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Native American culture and art at it's best. Artists that have items in the Smithsonian, local unheard off artists and everything in between. Take some time and talk to the docents you 'will walk in beauty' (Navajo saying).

1  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely place with many examples of artifacts from several different Native American groups. It's a beautiful place and nicely laid out. I would have preferred a little more explanation of how the objects would have been used and how they were made.

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful museum with activities for even small children and they have a terrific restaurant with reasonable prices and if you need gifts, their gift shop is top quality.

Thank cherylamcardle
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is almost exclusively dedicated to Native American history. It was very enlightening understanding the history, culture of the tribes and the struggles they faced and continue to face integrating to American culture. It was quite eye opening and I would definitely like to...More

Thank yufliu505
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really love this place. You learn so much about the history of the southwest Native Americans and their way of life as well as the struggles of growing up in a border school. Although it wasn't all bad - some schools were encouraging culture...More

1  Thank Ncrist-see
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend invited me to go see the Frida Kahlo and Diego de Rivera exhibit. Although this museum is on the smallish-side, their selections are really good and the well-thought of placements of objet d'art are A-ok! I thoroughly enjoyed the Frida Kahlo and Diego...More

Thank Flamenquera
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazed at the Museum's overall collection of Native American art - truly wonderful to see! Our docent was extremely knowledgeable, offering personal stories of his own connections with Native friends. I learned a great deal about the area and the cultures of people...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in native American art and people this is definitely for you. So many beautiful pieces of art, from jewelry to pottery to art works, and much more. You will also learn the ways of the many tribes.

Thank ijoy2015
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31 July 2017|
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Response from JTokar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are lockers with security.
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7 March 2017|
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Response from Les J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the first Friday after February are free to MEMBERS. THE key to you must be a member of the Heard Museum Society to become eligible for the free Friday night offer.
3 March 2017|
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Response from Joy F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is appropriate for 3rd grade boys. I was a docent at the Heard Museum and it's completely appropriate for them. We have groups with even younger children. There is "fast food" close by. Many groups choose to... More