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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

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Address: 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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+1 505-982-4636
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic...

The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.

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The best collection of native American crafts

This beautiful museum gallery has a great collection of exquisite native American crafts, both old and new. The show continues in their boutique gift shop. They have top quality... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2015
Rita M
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Hightstown, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We didn't really find this museum that interesting, it has some relics which are great but it has more modern type silver stone jewellery than anything else, which if you are a jeweller that would be great but personally we were not that thrilled! The gift shop jewellery is way over priced, really the makers have been badly advised, if... More 

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Hightstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

This beautiful museum gallery has a great collection of exquisite native American crafts, both old and new. The show continues in their boutique gift shop. They have top quality stunning silver pieces in their inventory.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

I just went here and the exhibit is AMAZING. It showcases contemporary native American jewelers. I recommend visiting the gift shop downstairs because all handcrafted items are verified made by Native Americans.

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Monterey Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

But I loved it. I enjoyed reading the stories of the Indian artists, don't miss the trading post on a different (I think lower) floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

We were focusing on the silver and jewelry department, which was truly an upper. The southwest artists are amazing in their artistry--the designs, the stones, the hammered silver, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Small enough for you to really enjoy all of the beautiful things they offer. Do not miss. We not only enjoyed the interior of the museum but the gift shop and gardens as well.

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Worthington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Wheelwright Museum displays some of the most interesting and beautiful pieces of native jewelry we have ever seen. The current exhibit explains in detail the history of the artists that create these wonderful works of art.

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Chandler, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Any trip to Santa Fe is incomplete without a visit to this spectacular museum. The Wheelwright offers changing exhibits and a fantastic permanent jewelry exhibit. Step into the museum's Case Trading Post and listen to your footsteps echo the past.

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Golden, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

This museum was "just right" -- not an overwhelming amount of stuff and info, but rather, a very handsome collection well-displayed and with helpful write-ups.

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We visit here every time we're in Santa Fe, there's always something new to look at. Recently expanded, the Wheelwright now houses a permanent collection of SW Native American jewelery which is just amazing. It's a huge collection, and the pieces are beautiful and interesting. The trading post on the lower floor is like a museum itself.

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