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Smoki Museum

147 N Arizona Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301-3184
+1 928-445-1230
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Much more than I expected

We were met at the door and given a history of the museum and what we were about to see. This... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
jprem295
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Phoenix, Arizona
Great way to learn about some local history

The Smoki Museum is a very old building but rich in history. They do a lot of events here and the... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Milinda N
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Prescott, Arizona
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Museum that features exhibits and works from American Indian art and culture.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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147 N Arizona Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301-3184
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+1 928-445-1230
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"indian artifacts"
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"native americans"
in 12 reviews
"nice little gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"many aspects"
in 2 reviews
"fantastic collection"
in 2 reviews
"montezuma castle"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the stop"
in 2 reviews
"local history"
in 5 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"prescott area"
in 4 reviews
"for sale"
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"on display"
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"tribe"
in 16 reviews
"pottery"
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"organisation"
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"performed"
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

We were met at the door and given a history of the museum and what we were about to see. This introduction made everything we saw much more meaningful. The gift shop is well stocked with very nice items (not the usual tourist junk) and...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

The Smoki Museum is a very old building but rich in history. They do a lot of events here and the staff is very knowledgeable about the area. I would recommend everyone go there.

1  Thank Milinda N
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Regardless of what you think of a group of people who dressed up as Native Americans in the days before political correctness put an end to those activities, this is a nice museum with a collection of pottery, with some paintings, and other artifacts. At...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this small museum - excellent Collection of native Indian pottery - cute miniature collection of Nat & Gladys Robbins - a few dioramas of early Pueblo life - Nice gift shop

1  Thank Ping*2
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

“People come looking for the Smoki Tribe, and it doesn’t exist!” This small, but interesting, museum has a fantastic collection of pottery and different items. For kids, there is a great Bingo chart to help them search for different items...and they get a keepsake at...More

1  Thank Kristin W
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

This was an interesting museum with lots of Native American artifacts from the area. It is not very large and admission was only $6. The ticket person spent some time explaining the origins of Smoki and the museum. The local townspeople decided to create the...More

3  Thank Tom-WCT
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

The old time Prescott Smoki has a wonderful history. Too bad they seem to be trying to re-write what it was founded for. It does have a lot of other good stuff though.

1  Thank FortPeck
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

There was a time when preserving Native American culture wasn't a high priority. The people that put this museum together saw to it that the Native American history of this are was not lost. There are many aspects ,some possibly not politically correct for some...More

3  Thank Bigiron383
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

First, the "Smoki" were not a native american tribe - they were a service organization that for 70 years put on an annual "ceremony" (derived from ceremonies of actual tribes) to raise funds (at least initially) to save the Prescott Rodeo. That's 1921 - 1991,...More

2  Thank Ian411Ian
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

This museum contains Native American artifacts that would otherwise have been lost to history. It also includes more current Native American works of art. The story of the Smoki Tribe and their contribution to the Prescott area and the preservation of the artifacts was most...More

1  Thank Mileaway_PHX
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donaldsH6108HA
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$6.00 per senior.
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Slml55
June 26, 2017|
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Response from robertgreninger | Reviewed this property |
Prescott has a large number of local arts and crafts outlets, including western, Native American and cowboy art. The highest concentration of retail art is on and around the Courthouse Plaza. The three, major museums also... More
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We paid $6.00 each, senior rate.
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