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Heard Museum

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Address: 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
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+1 602-252-8848
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the...

The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the Heard Museum reveals the cultures of tribes in the region through exhibits, demonstrations and live performances and displays the work of contemporary Native American artists. Artists demonstrate their work during the week and musicians perform on most weekends.

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Beautiful museum

What an amazing museum. Just beautiful!!! Take the tour. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the Native Americans and how they lived and live today. Amazing artifacts... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an amazing museum. Just beautiful!!! Take the tour. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the Native Americans and how they lived and live today. Amazing artifacts. Definitely worth a trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum's peaceful architecture with interior courtyard allows for contemplation of the wide-ranging and deep collections of Native American art. The kachina doll collections on display are really instructive-- one section organized with oldest dolls on top down to the newest ones, easily showing stylistic development. Special exhibition on boarding schools was truthful and insightful p. Great museum shop and... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being a boomer I have witnessed a lot of prejudice against the first nations people so I am very interested in the real story behind these peoples. Even though the collection of artifacts was impressive the tour left me thinking something was missing - it was offered from the view of an Anglo Saxon. It would have been much more... More 

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Somerset, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While this museum is about the culture of native Americans, it is a wonderful overview of all the Southwest indians and their differences and similarities--an amazing undertaking. We were in a tour group, which I recommend since the displays could be overwhelming otherwise.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tour guide was excellent, funny and very entertaining. The tour lasted around 50 minutes and was very informative. Parking was a breeze and is free. The museum displays are excellent and this museum is worth the visit.

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Pembroke Dock, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really interesting museum about Native American culture, with the upstairs devoted to the 'Indian School's', a visit here should be compulsory for all schoolchildren and quite a lot of adults. A lovely courtyard garden with sculpture and a great shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

and it was worth it. You can look at those kachinas all day long. I want to buy everything in there!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The displays of Indian culture and history are the best...I happened to also be there during a Indian dance contest. Not sure how often they do that. If visiting the area - especially from the east - the history and items of how we treated Indians was moving.

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only spent 2 hours at the museum before heading to the airport, but if I had know about this museum earlier in our trip, we would have scheduled more time. It is a great way to learn about the Indian culture of the southwest Indian tribes. The are many displays and videos in addition to the volunteers who give... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful way to learn about American Indian culture. One can visit numerous times and still see and learn more.

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