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Address: National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC, DC 20013
Phone Number: 2026331000
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art...
The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art, historical and cultural objects from Native Indian communities in the Hemisphere.
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beautiful building and very well laid out inside. the film on the 4th floor was very good and interesting the exhibits all seemed a little bit higgledy piggledy and i would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

beautiful building and very well laid out inside. the film on the 4th floor was very good and interesting the exhibits all seemed a little bit higgledy piggledy and i would have liked to see a map of where all the different tribes were situated so i could concentrate on one area rather than look at the Americas as a... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This museum isn't as popular as the "big three" - but, in may ways it is more high-tech and better maintained than those - and lots less crowded. Good for adults and kids alike - lots of interactive exhibits for children. Am I puzzled by the name choice? Yes. Yes, I am. But the stories of the "nations" are compelling... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What a great and wonderful addition to our nation and what a building in itself! Everything is meant to open your eyes and senses to our nation and continent through a native american's eyes must stop for everyone

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to this museum because we heard that lunch in the cafeteria was great. (It was.) We were totally surprised by the live music and dancing that was happening all day and which put us in a great mood for the entire time we were there. It was lovely to have the joyful celebration of culture going on alongside... More 

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Roma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It is something unique that tells you the story of the American Indians step by step showing the culture, traditions and food too. Do not miss to eat in the annex restaurant, you can taste some true food of the Indians of North America.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was an interesting museum and provided alot of education on Indian history with the US government. . The Mitsitam Cafe (Mitsitam means "Let's eat!" in the Native language of the Delaware and Piscataway peoples) offers Native foods found throughout the Western Hemisphere, including the Northern Woodlands, South America, the Northwest Coast, Mesoamerica, and the Great Plains- had lots of... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Museum is currently undergoing renovations so some of the standard exhibits are closed. Still, it's a great experience. The third floor has interactive stuff for kids to do. I always enjoy stopping by the cafeteria. Recommend the Northwest Salmon. Food is expensive, place can get crowded, but go early enough and you'll enjoy the experience.

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We came with some young adults. Very nice museum- calmer feel than the others around the Mall. The movie upstairs was great, and winding through the collections was interesting. I would recommend a visit.

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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Well, the museum is very interesting. They keep it super cold and it's dark, so if you are hot this is the place to cool off in. Although it was a bit too cold for me. The cafeteria is top notch, lots of good food. I found the displays very interesting and I learned a lot. I didn't know a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There is so much to see in this museum that it is easily overwhelming. You need days to go through it. I wish I could have more time here, but it is too much at once. I wish we knew more about American Indians as a society. There's so much information here and I felt so ignorant almost the whole... More 

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Additional Information about National Museum of the American Indian

Address: National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC, DC 20013
Phone Number: 2026331000
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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