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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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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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Native American Museum

Very interesting and great lady to help explain any questions. A lot of history to learn with many Indian relics. You should take time to visit this since it is in the general... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Very interesting and great lady to help explain any questions. A lot of history to learn with many Indian relics. You should take time to visit this since it is in the general area. Bentonville a very nice place to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

My kids loved digging up the arrowheads. They had very friendly people working. It was very very clean. That is huge Win in my book.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

While on a recent trip to Arkansas to see Crystal Bridges, had some extra time and went to this museum. We didn't have any real expectations, but we were blwon away. The museum appears small from the outside, but the collections are extensive. I leanred so much. Even those with a deep familiarty with the history of Native Americans are... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

The museum had a ton of arrow heads. They were also having a talk about Wounded Knee and John Two Hawks, the flute player, was there. I loved seeing the head dresses and the pottery. And the museum was free! Leave a donation for them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

This is a must see if you are anywhere near Bentonville. All items and artifacts are authentic. Learned many new things I did not know or misinformed about Native Americans in the past. IT IS FREE! Your children and grandchildren would love this place.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

We had been wanting to visit this local attraction for some time, so we added it to the agenda for the grandkids' visit this year. We really did not expect that it would keep the attention of the 6 & 8 year olds long, but we stayed over an hour. Look for a complimentary arrowhead around the teepee outside. And... More 

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

This museum has artifacts of all kinds (including thousands of arrowheads and other rock tools) and is very well organized to help you understand how the native american peoples lived their lives utilizing most anything found in nature. It was fascinating to get a better understanding of their way of life! Great collection!

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

Dear Jhall27 from Denton, TX., Thank you for your visit to the Museum of Native American History and also for taking the time to write a travel recommendation for future visitors. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Our initial thoughts on a Native American History Museum would be displays of Indian Artifacts, headdresses, and pictures of past Indian Chiefs. Well all that was there but so much more. The museum started in the paleolithic period some 14,000 years ago and traced the progress of the human culture in North America, Mexico, Central America, and South America. The... More 

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

Dear Tim V from Columbia, MO., Thank you for your visit. The museum curator-- Matt Rowe -- is in the museum Tuesdays and Thursdays-- my favorite days in the museum because he brings history alive. I'm glad you had the Matt experience. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Frankfort, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

We were totally amazed at the size of this Museum. It is much bigger than it looks.There is so much history reguarding the Native Americans. If you enjoy this period we reccommend taking some time to visit.

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

Dear Rlane2 from Frankfort, IN., Thank you for your visit and taking the time to recommend the Museum of Native American History as a NW Arkansas as travel destination. We hope you will visit us again, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

As an archaeologist myself who has worked at the Blackwater Draw site and museum in New Mexico, I was impressed by this museum. Once you enter the doorway, you are greeted by a woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) skeleton, complete with sound effects. The displays of lithic materials/projectile points was wonderful with every type labeled and seperated by time period from... More 

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

Dear Christine C from Norman, OK., Wow! Thank you for your visit and the amazing recommendation on Trip Advisor. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

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