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National Museum of the American Indian: Tours & Tickets

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The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art, historical and cultural objects from Native Indian communities in the Hemisphere.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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4th St SW, Independence Ave SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I urge everyone who comes to Washington DC to visit this museum. I learned about the various tribes in both North and South America, their contributions, art, and music. I was very fortunate to hear and see the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Lakota Music Project...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I saw a small, but nice, Native American museum in Mesa Verde NP, and thought this one will be far better. It was actually a big disappointment. The only positives: the building is nice, and entry is free. There are very few items to see....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed the display about all products featuring or named after Indians. Never knew there were so many. Beautiful museum with great staff. Especially enjoyed the children's area. Was only place in DC where we saw a place for smaller children. Very well done though some...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After earlier visits to the Air and Space, and American History, museums, this Smithsonian came as a pleasant surprise. It lacks the wow factor of the other two but more than makes up for that with its exquisite collection of artefacts ranging in time and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of information and interesting displays. You can definitely learn a lot there. But it's poorly designed. Much of the time I didn't know where an exhibit started or ended, where to go next, etc. It would be easy to miss something important.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank thelitlkahuna
Reviewed 1 week ago

Given the formidable offering of cultural sights in Washington DC, in retrospective I should not have tiered this museum among the first ones to visit. The building is architecturally impressive, modern, spacious, impeccably maintained. And this is almost all I can say of good. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a retired Professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies, and as a Charter Member of the NMAI before the building was even constructed, I was eagerly looking forward to my first visit to the Museum. I was not disappointed, in fact would give the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To curate this museum is a gargantuan undertaking. The idea is to represent the diversity of native peoples from the top of the Americas to the bottom. Even so, the museum does an excellent job at balancing between a multitude of groups across the continents...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome display exhibits through time You could spend all day or even several days just in this museum Very sad that we have to go through TSA type screening The great part of the Smithsonian’s are that they are still FREE

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads of material for you to learn about American Indians, their culture art etc. However, not the most exciting museum in that everything seems a little static. Definitely worth a visit though.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Lake L
12 September 2018|
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Response from MaryM4628 | Reviewed this property |
i dont see a question . but i know i found it a very nice and it had interesting things that i didnt know . so i found it a good way of learning some things about indians i didnt know . i enjoyed my visit ....
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28 July 2018|
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Response from Denise P | Reviewed this property |
I would allow as much time as you did for the Museum as you did for the Holocaust museum. You should plan to eat at the cafe, delicious authentic food.
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25 February 2018|
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Response from homebody0728 | Reviewed this property |
we missed it also and really were kinda confused with the progression through the exhibit
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