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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-982-4636
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Trading Post

This was the least crowded museum on museum hill. I wanted a smaller museum because I only had a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
corlitto
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Orlando, FL
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Superb Collection of Jewelry of the Americas and Other Precious Artifacts

Superb collection of jewelry of the Americas. Had a guided tour with a docent who knew every... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LPC1_13
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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+1 505-982-4636

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the least crowded museum on museum hill. I wanted a smaller museum because I only had a little over an hour to visit. The artifacts and jewelry were amazing. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The nicest surprise was the trading post...More

Thank corlitto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb collection of jewelry of the Americas. Had a guided tour with a docent who knew every aspect of the exhibits and their history.

Thank LPC1_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never seen such an amazing collection of the most intricate and beautiful Native American beadwork ....a must see. The jewelry collection is also spectacular, as is the shop where you can purchase your own pieces!

Thank Rosi W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum that focuses on all things related to the American Indian currently has an excellent Beading exhibit that was pretty amazing.

Thank Rea C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you need to know something about Native American jewelry you can probably find it here. In addition there is a bead exhibition going on now that is also very impressive. Among the many things I found out during my visit was that it appears...More

Thank Trainman334
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The is a small in size museum but art work on display is outstandding. The information about each piece is very helpful,

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Wheelwright collection is beautifully curated and their docents really know their stuff. A little less crazy than some of the other museums in Santa Fe. Peaceful.

Thank jackiec894
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This often-overlooked and under-publicized museum, just a 3-minute walk from the world-famous Museum of International Folk Art, could not be a bigger and more fascinating surprise. The exhibits are well-organized, the copy is easy to read and understand, the docent-led tours bring the past to...More

Thank themarta
Reviewed 1 August 2017

A private museum displaying the collections of Mary Wheelwright. On exhibition during our visit were Indian clothing and beading and Indian jewelry (previously saw an exhibit of Navaho rugs). Case Trading Post is located on the lower level. All objects were in excellent condition

Thank Jo-Ann M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Santa Fe has collectively done much to rediscover contributions of indigenous peoples of the Southwest. Since much of tribal history was verbally passed down through generations, and the burgeoning American government was intent on eradicating these cultures in its quest for Manifest Destiny, there’s a...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
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