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Museum of Native American History

202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
+1 479-273-2456
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Was pleasantly surprised with this gem

This museum is beautifully done and respectful. Much larger than I expected. Many, many artifacts... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2016
Stephen M
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Columbia, Missouri
I loved this place!

I went to this museum with my boyfriend, mother, sister, brother in law, and nephew. My boyfriend... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2016
lilannie1971
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Russellville, Arkansas
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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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Reviewed 18 January 2016

This museum is beautifully done and respectful. Much larger than I expected. Many, many artifacts on display. And it's free!

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Dear Stephen M., We appreciate that you took the time to write the Museum of Native American History a review that will encourage others to stop in when visiting NW Arkansas. We look forward to your next visit Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

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Reviewed 17 January 2016

I went to this museum with my boyfriend, mother, sister, brother in law, and nephew. My boyfriend and I go to pow wows and have been to a sun dance and are both quite knowledgeable about American Indian history. The rest of my family not...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Dear Lilannie1971, The Museum of Native American History is inspiring for all ages and your lovely review is exhibit A. Thank you so much for your visit. We have lots planned for 2016 and hope your will watch for new events and exhibits. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

As,a Native American I find it very Important to have a museum that shies just how amazing us Native American tribes are! The videos, artifacts, they make you visualize the cultural experience!More

Thank Alisha D
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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Dear Alisha D., An honor read your review. We want to reach out in 2016 to other Native American museums and nations to help promote events and exhibits. The Museum of Native American History's mission is to acquire, preserve and study Native American artifacts and...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2016

This was my first time visiting and I will tell you it will most certainly not be my last. From the outside it may look like a smaller museum, but the amount of history and artifacts you will find so delicately laid out inside will...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Dear Okieamber, WoW! Thank you for such a wonderful review about your visit to the Museum of Native American History. The museum is a labor of love and it is truly an honor to walk through the Great Doors every morning for all of us...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is a really great museum to take teens to learn about our Native American. The kids can look for arrowheads outside by the big teepee. We love going hereMore

Thank Gail C
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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Dear Gail C., Thank you for your visit and sweet review. Please watch for new exhibits and new events on our website. We hope that our younger visitors will leave the museum with the delicate balance of time -- where their time of technology will...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

Awesome! This was a hidden gem! Kids can find arrowheads in the front, they really enjoyed that part.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear Courtney B., Hidden gem no more... we hope you and your family will return again and again...and go on another arrowhead hunt! Thank you for your visit and review. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

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Reviewed 3 January 2016

We where impressed with the quality and diversity of the exhibits. The information inside the exhibit cases is well done, the audio tour is clear and educational - it also includes the native cultures' point of view. We were not only able to enjoy historical...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear PepeEstrada, We are honored that you enjoyed your visit and that you felt we have done a good job representing artifacts from your native Peru. The museum is ever adding to of our story and mission to give visitors a window to imagine the...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2015

I'm not sure what I expected, but I was impressed by how the place is put together. From the interesting building design, to the easy layout of the exhibits; this place was impressive. There were lots of exhibits with tons of information and I loved...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear wanderingkale, Thank you for your visit and review. It is almost impossible to take in the whole exhibit in one visit...so we look forward to your return. All our best to you until we meet again. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

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Reviewed 23 December 2015

This is very informative museum/ Indian costumes, habitats, and customs all shown in a great collection. Kids from 6 and up love it.More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear dands1961, Thank you so much for visiting the Museum of Native American History and recommending the museum to future visitors. The Museum is inspiring for all ages.Every young person 15 and under are encouraged to go on an arrowhead hunt outside by the big...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

We were the only visitors that day and totally enjoyed having the whole place. Beautiful tree in front full of fall colors. Every artifact is accompanied with a good explanation, making it easy to follow the developments, locations, and movements of many different tribes.More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2015

Dear traveldivaa0 from Ardmore, Oklahoma, I come to work early everyday just to experience the museum as a sanctuary--so glad you had the museum all to yourselves. One visit is never enough to take in all the art and history. We look forward to your...More

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Marilee P
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Dear Marilee P., The Museum of Native American History is founded by David Bogle who is registered Cherokee. If I can be of any further assistance please feel free to contact me at the Museum of Native American History... More
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