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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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+1 505-476-1250
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those...

This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those interested in Indian culture.

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For me the best is the Indian pottery

This is a must-visit. You can see the culture of many Indian tribes. For me, the best is the pottery: each tribe has its historical style. The (inevitable museum) shop has... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
543Jacqueline
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-visit. You can see the culture of many Indian tribes. For me, the best is the pottery: each tribe has its historical style. The (inevitable museum) shop has tempting jewelry as well.

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trail ride had been cancelled due to extreme cold so we headed back to Museum hill and took in the Arts and Culture museum. We spent a facsinating morning with Mercia our docent which was far better than touring on our own. We learned tons and enjoyed the well laid out exhibits. Spend some time on the sculpture outside... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Santa Fe, please be sure to visit this museum. I saw a number of museums during our recent visit, but this was by far the best. The main exhibit leads you through displays of the various areas of native settlements and history in the Southwest, including everything from the sacred to the quotidian. I was particularly taken... More 

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Ozark, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to know the culture, struggles, and life of the Native American Indian this is the place for you. We enjoyed this museum even more so than the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Please make sure to sit through the videos about the Taos Pueblo and its people. This museum is very well laid out and... More 

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Riverside, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the trip. The perfect amount of exhibits. The maps were fantastic, photos taken by Lindbergh and then more recent photos to compare.

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum properly includes items from many tribes, and it displays some interesting artiifcats, but the descriptions were minimal -- usually only a label, an attribution, and a date. I need much more information to fully appreciate what I am seeing. If you visit, I recommend an entire afternoon. We got started about 1:40 and had to rush our last... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit any museum in Santa Fe, I suggest this one. It's a wonderful place, and full of story, culture and history. All that stuff we miss in history class in High School. Beautiful layout and a perfect experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great building commanding a view of the surrounding valley. Inside there are several styles of museum ranging from the usual display cases to sections of a village recreation of specific aboriginal tribes. A must see that is close to town.

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Bella Vista, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Beautiful facility, well organized historical exhibits, especially enjoyed current exhibition "Archaeology, Photos and Time" featuring black and white aerial landscape photographs taken by Charles and Anne Lindberg in the 1920's compared to current photos of the same topography. Spent more time than we intended. Splendid presentation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Spent two hours there and still had so much to see I went back a few days later. The collections are fabulous, esp the pottery.

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