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Museum of Native American History

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Address: 202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through...

The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through America's Past," where we will give you a glimpse into what life was like for America's first inhabitants. The museum is divided into five different time periods that will guide you through the constantly changing lives of the Native Americans, as seen through their artifacts . Our displays feature relics that date from over 14,000 years old to historic times. Come visit our museum and enjoy seeing some of the finest treasures ever created by early craftsmen.Schools and groups are welcomed, call to make reservations. Handicap Accessible

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A must see for everyone.

The native American museum is very well laid out. Lots of interesting artifacts and very educational.

Reviewed 13 April 2017
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

The native American museum is very well laid out. Lots of interesting artifacts and very educational.

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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

When you consider that this is the result of one man's work and the displays are all free, it deserves a WOW. Lots of artifacts, also several good short films. Easy to find, lots of parking make it a must see in Bentonville.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Komkurt, We give our salute to all great teachers and scout leaders who can inspire our youth to go out in the world to do great things. David Bogle ,the visionary behind the Museum of Native American History, as a young man had a great Eagle scout leader that inspired him as a collector and his interest in history.... More 

Maryland Heights, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best Native American I've visited. Displays were very attractive & and easy to view. Be sure to stop in the gift shop after your tour. Volunteer staff are very friendly & helpful😀 Be sure to visit if you are in this area.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Jane L, The Museum of Native American history in Bentonville, Arkansas --- while indeed fabulous-- depends on being newsworthy and the kindness of our visitors to let others know about this hidden gem as a must destination when near NW Arkansas. Thank you, Jane. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Amelia Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

ANOTHER FREE MUSEUM and what a treat. There are unbelievable amounts of well displayed arrowheads but also explanations of where they were found and their uses plus what Indian tribe they were from. Pottery from many different areas. Beautiful head dresses, clothing and shoes. The museum supplies listening devices. Staff were very friendly and the whole museum very clean, neat,... More 

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear oceansofamelia, Thank you for your kindness of sharing your 14,000 year adventure at the Museum of Native American History with future visitors. A first visit IS a lovely surprise and we hope you will return again and again, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

The amount of Native American artifacts displayed in this Museum is all but overwhelming...and that doesn't count the drawers-full of arrowheads; amulets; axes, etc., that aren't readily displayed. It was easy to spend 3+ hours walking through the chronologically laid out displays. Admission is free but donations to support the museum are welcomed and a great investment for future visitors.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear CILF2013, What a wonderful review to encourage others to visit the Museum of Native American History when in Bentonville, Arkansas. And 3 hours...Bravo!...but one visit is never enough time and we hope you will return to the museum again and again. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Another free museum in Bentonville. OMG! Kids loved looking for arrowheads in the rocks out front and delighted in the treasures found. Very interesting set up; chronological. I especially enjoyed the picture calendar that recounted 127yrs of events.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear paramedicokie, The Woolly Mammoth is cool and chill --in fact-- Ice Age. I never tire of opening the great Doors in the morning and greeting that great beast. Our mission of the Museum of Native American History is the educate future generations about the first Americans and it is great to hear your kids loved their visit. We hope... More 

dallas
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Our group fo 5 spent about 2 hours here and probably could have stayed longer. We enjoyed learning, reading, seeing such a wide variety of native american history.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear janeflash, We are always happy to hear about an enjoyable visit to the Museum of Native American History and that you wished you could have stayed longer. So, we look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Augusta, Kansas
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Covers history from the ice age to early 1900's. Very easy to go through with guided hand held phone tour.

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Thank Lisa C
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Lisa C, The Museum of Native American History truly does have an extraordinary collection of arrowheads with a goal to have every known point form this continent. Our curator is extremely knowledgeable and shares that knowledge with our visitors when they bring in their arrowheads to be identified. Thank you for your visit and we look forward to your... More 

Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Museum of Native American History covers human history from the Ice Age through about early 1900s. Wonderfully curated, numerous artifacts, painting, photographs, and a massive Indian-arrow head collection belie such a compact museum. For its size, it packs a powerful punch. Kids love to hear the wooly mammoth with its chest-thumping growl. Not to miss!

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Thank klperi
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear klperi, Thank you for your wonderful review of your visit to the Museum of Native American History. Just to encourage your next visit... Today we added to the exhibit new tapestries and a new event June 2- 4 The Native American Cultural Symposium and Outdoor Film Series. Thank you for taking the time to encourage others to make us... More 

Ames, Iowa
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I have had a lifelong interest in Native American history and artifacts. I've been to the Southwest, Effigy Mounds, and even the newer Smithsonian Museum of Native American History in Washington, DC. This museum beats the Smithsonian hands down. The collection may not be as big (but it is surprisingly inclusive of several rare items) but it is masterfully curated.... More 

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Momandemi12, You could probably sense that we all love our jobs at the Museum of Native American History and feel it is an honor to share this ambitious 14,000 plus year story of the first Americans from South America to North America through their art and artifacts. I learn something everyday from our guests and I see something new... More 

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