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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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wonderful overview of Native American history and culture

This is a well organized and very interesting museum. The free guide available was very well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Castleton, Vermont
Beautiful artwork

Really a nice museum. Lovely to see the various native artwork pieces, so incredibly gorgeous and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jean O
Bellevue, WA
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-476-1269
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well organized and very interesting museum. The free guide available was very well informed and interesting on our 45 minute tour.

Thank kuehnlaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really a nice museum. Lovely to see the various native artwork pieces, so incredibly gorgeous and such a wonderful variety of work. Definitely a must visit when in town.

Thank Jean O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had high hopes for this museum but was definitely disappointed. There is no "flow" to any of the spaces and it's unclear where to start. We ended up doing a couple of rooms backwards, only figuring that out afterwards. There is a ton of...More

Thank NMgal4life
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This musuem is opposite the Folk Art Museum on Museum Plaza. Our guide was knowledgeable and proud of the exhibit. The artifacts dated to prehistoric era. I recommend a visit.

Thank llee5215
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this museum. I learned so much about the Native American Culture in the Southwest. Beautifully laid out. I want to return again as it is a lot to absorb on one visit. Great Gift Shop.

Thank FChristiansen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the two major museums on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. (BTW, this museum in IN Santa Fe, not outside as another review mentioned) This museum is an absolute must, especially if you are interested in New Mexico Pottery. The docent led tour through...More

Thank Marge W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very well designed museum and has a lot of interesting artifacts and information. It delivers the message of respecting these items from past as real things that people made and used.

Thank neriagechris
Reviewed 8 November 2017

First off, we did not go to the nearby Wheelwright, so I can't compare the two. I think this is a definite must stop if you are visiting Santa Fe museums, but I think I was just expecting something different. There are certainly a lot...More

Thank parksvisitor
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is just the most wonderful place to study and start to follow the development of the different Indian Pueblo people in New Mexico. Wonderful and carefully documented displays. It would be good for children as well as adults. Wish we lived close by!

Thank harriet776
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Did not look forward to going here, but once inside I did not want to leave. So much to see and understand regarding the way Indians lived and survived. The clothes, shoes, cookware and weapons were made of natures elements and to see and read...More

Thank Jimmy T
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14 May 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
5 January 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
17 April 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