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Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

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Focusing on the history, culture and arts of Native Americans

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian holds over 9,000 objects dating from the Paleo-Indian... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Interesting museum for someone from the UK

A must visit to see the artefacts of the American Indian and especially the pottery and weaving... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
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Focusing exclusively on the history and culture of North American native civilizations, the collections range from the Paleo-Indian period through present day.
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2600 Central Park Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-1110
+1 847-475-1030
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 March 2012

A hidden gem. The museum is small but the kids can touch most everything! They can go inside a real teepee and touch and play with everything in it. It's really a wonderful place. They also have a free craft time on Saturdays that is...More

2  Thank Angie B
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very very little to see here. But Lovely people to talk too that work here. Very very small exhibition, 5 dollars for adults which is costly considering what there is to see here. Don't need much time to see this either.

1  Thank Debbybcn
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian holds over 9,000 objects dating from the Paleo-Indian period through the present day. The collection covers all areas of North America, including the Woodlands, Plains, Plateau, Southwest, Northwest Coast and Arctic peoples. Located at 2600 Central Park Avenue...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Not the worst choice, but so small AND partially dated. They need a new space with room to fully depict Native America historical and cultural artifacts. Choose the Field Museum if you are particularly interested in Northwest American Indigenous People.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and well displayed artifacts, mostly early 20th century. welcoming staff. Lacked information on local tribal history and cultural. It was a nice visit on a cold spring day. We spent about 1.5 hours, and that was ample time. Because it was the first Friday...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

A must visit to see the artefacts of the American Indian and especially the pottery and weaving. Their story is fascinating.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The Museum is a treasurer and not what a joy to find in a North Shore Community. Finding treasurers.

Thank SydneyCrawford
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Experience varys depending on the docent. However, there is an amazing docent who is Arapaho (I believe). Has so much additional information to share regarding customs and Native Americans today. Also ask about the artifacts not on display as a huge portion is not shown,...More

Thank LauraRZ0432
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Interesting small museum that really demonstrates the breadth of Native American culture and the exhibit on Native American women was really interesting and inspiring

Thank Justin V
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Stranded overnight in Chicago by United Airlines, I had some hours to kill. Found out about this museum and had Lyft drop me off. I was SO impressed. Small space, outstanding pieces. A little of everything: clothing, headdresses, pottery, baskets, a dugout canoe, beading, moccasins....More

1  Thank HereWeGo282
Reviewed 7 September 2017

You'd be hard pressed to even find such a fine museum detailing the life if our American indigenous peoples any better with artifacts, clothing, pictures and guides to bring this by-gone era to life. Established by John Mitchell, who built his realty firm in Evanston...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We took an afternoon to explore this excellent collection of Native American Artifacts and Historical and Contemporary displays. It is easier accessible by public transportation. It is also child friendly with several touchable exhibits. Right now the museum is featuring on the second floor an...More

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Robert W
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Response from HereWeGo282 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with curt f. I don't know what lecture you are inquiring about.