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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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Our Favorite Museum! No Subtle Lectures, Just Changing Displays of Fabulous Native Art.

This museum has an entire new wing, permanently dedicated to the history and evolution of exquisite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kalispell, Montana
Better if you like Native Am Jewelry

Smaller museum with great jewelry. Little light on other native regalia, clothing, decorative and... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Thomas S
Wichita, Kansas
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-982-4636
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has an entire new wing, permanently dedicated to the history and evolution of exquisite Native Art Jewelry. It contains one of the best and orderly displays anywhere and we have been to a lot of museums all over the States. The front part...More

2  Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Smaller museum with great jewelry. Little light on other native regalia, clothing, decorative and fine art. $8 entry fee.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I enjoyed the two hours I spent at the museum. I like Native American jewelry and was very interested in the displays on the subject. I also enjoyed the fact it was uncrowded and the employees, and even the security guard, were friendly and chatty....More

Thank Whistler'smom
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This is not a large, comprehensive museum. Only has about three galleries but the work there is beautiful (Native American silversmith and jewelry exhibits are outstanding). Some might think the admission fee of $8 is a bit steep, given the size of the museum. Case...More

1  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Santa Fe. Very well done and has a very broad selection of beautiful work.

2  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Museum Hill has four museums that can be easily seen in a morning or afternoon visit. The Wheelwright Museum is one of the four and was well done, as were the others.

1  Thank janegilbreath
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Wonderful museum with a fabulous gift shop including original jewelry pieces. A pleasnt walk, beautiful view and access to other excellent treasures on Museum Hill.

1  Thank Nopaperwork
Reviewed 5 October 2017

While at Museum Hill, this museum was not familiar for us. The silver collection was fabulous! But interesting was all the detailed beadwork done by various tribes. Bridles? Never thought to see some detailed silverwork like this! A must!

Thank Irma W
Reviewed 5 October 2017

To me, this felt like a museum searching for a purpose. The original collection has been repatriated, and yet there is still a museum. Also clear from the existing collection is that the government's goal to wipe out the Southwestern Native American culture was pretty...More

1  Thank smtucker
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Boy, can you see the mind of the curator in a collection! Native Americans with goofy modern eyeglasses, papooses with "baby on board" triangles, stuff like that. Good thing I'm not Indian or I might be offended. Oh wait, I am and I am, a...More

2  Thank jimjimjim2015
Wheelwright M, Public Relations and Web Coordinator at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy Beads: A Universe of Meaning. The mannequin is wearing the regalia of Arapaho/Seneca beadwork artist Ken Williams Jr., as explained in the panel adjacent to the case. The glasses on the mannequin are Ken's own...More

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