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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-476-1269
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Excellent, not to be missed

It's always a treat to visit this museum. New exhibits grab attention, this time a display of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TrudiC44
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Museum Hill is a treat no matter your interests

Another wonderful opportunity on Museum Hill to enrich your understanding of this amazing culture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Noni314
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, is a premier repository of Native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. The museum serves a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, artist residencies, and other educational programs.
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710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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+1 505-476-1269
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's always a treat to visit this museum. New exhibits grab attention, this time a display of moccasins, the beaded newer stilettos and sneakers as well as adorned buckskin examples from Plains Indians of to 1800's to intact footwear from prehistoric times. The permanent display...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another wonderful opportunity on Museum Hill to enrich your understanding of this amazing culture. I am a huge fan of local silver/turquoise jewelry and this collection and the fascinating explanations and historical data had my heard racing. Wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are two areas in the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. The first is the pottery section where you will find the video showing Maria Martinez and how she made the black on black pottery. This is one of those videos that most of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Museum in Santa Fe. Such beautiful Arts, Indian clothing, moccasins, rugs, pottery. What a treat.. So much to learn about Native American culture.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum to get a feel for the Indian history and culture of New Mexico. We were in a small group of 6 and a very knowledgeable docent led us around the museum and provided detailed information about the exhibits and added...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent museum of native American culture. Good to get out of the heat but plenty to keep you interested and intrigues in here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In all the visits to Santa Fe in the past, we had never been to Museum Hill. We highly recommend it. There are several museums on the hill and we chose this one. We spend a couple of hours enjoying interesting exhibits and beautiful arts...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so glad someone told us to stop and see this museum. This was our favorite museum on our whole trip. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed this museum. It's easy to get lost there is so much. One downside, many exhibits don't have adequate lighting. One entire section is extremely dimly lit, apparently for the effect of honoring the sacred. You can listen on headphones to two different Native American...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited several museums when in the Santa Fe area. This was our favorite - by far. There was so much to see and learn. Loved the moccasin display. the rugs, the clothing. The pottery room was outstanding - with explanations of the various pueblos....More

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Keektoo
May 14, 2017|
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Response from J T | Reviewed this property |
You can "catch" the free Santa Fe pickup and ride to Museum Hill to the Museum. The SF Pickup route downtown (Historic District) will take you to the PERA lot on the Paseo de Peralta (across the street from the Roundhouse... More
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Poppygirlno1
January 5, 2017|
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Response from Samoguy | Reviewed this property |
Kai B posted a good summary. I would add to that that there is an app that you can download from the Santa visitor's website with the route of the shuttle
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Karr1234
April 17, 2016|
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Response from tlceey | Reviewed this property |
I found this notice on the Museum's website: "During the Summer months, from May through October, the museum is open each day from 10am-5pm, including Mondays." I hope that answers your question. Plan on several hours to... More
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