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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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One of the two major museums on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. (BTW, this museum in IN Santa Fe, not... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Marge W
A very interesting and well presented museum

This is a very well designed museum and has a lot of interesting artifacts and information. It... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I greatly enjoyed this museum. I gave it only four stars only because it is slightly less comprehensive than other museums I have visited in bigger cities. However, it was very well done. The best part was the docent tour. Our guide, who retired from...More

Thank Whistler'smom
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I wanted to like this museum more than I did, and I am surprised by the other glowing reviews from travelers. The collection of artifacts was good but I did not learn as much about the Native American culture as I hoped to learn. Perhaps...More

Thank USALouise
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific museum. Easily one of the best attractions in Santa Fe and should not be missed. Beautiful location and all exhibits are well done. Take a docent tour if you can. If you’re interested in Pueblo Pottery, this is THE place. A...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Well placed with good views and much outdoor sculpture, we loved this museum. Confirmed much of what we had learned and experienced at a couple reservations these last two weeks. We were told that eight tribes oversee what is shown. The pottery display was excellent...More

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed 19 October 2017

TIC! If you are interested in Native American art at all, you will love this mseum! Also, in eautiful surroundings...is all Santa Fe!

Thank catann50560
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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