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National Museum of the American Indian

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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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A newer DC museum, well worth the visit

Very interesting museum with all sorts of artifacts from many tribes- beautifully depicted in different mediums. Lots of space to move in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a museum that's been put together by committees. There is no focus,no coherent collection. Even the films are full of feel good, politically correct gibberish. This is an opportunity missed. Very few artifacts. heavy on poetic platitudes about mythical wolves and whales. Undisciplined and all over the place.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very interesting museum with all sorts of artifacts from many tribes- beautifully depicted in different mediums. Lots of space to move in.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. A lot of interesting information to read. Loved our visit. Only down side - the bathrooms are locked at the end of the day while visitors are still there looking at exhibits and buying items from the gift shop. Bathroom attendants were not helpful and extremely rude.

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Kalkaska, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This museum features history of Indians not only from North America but Central and South America as well. The outside of the building was designed to represent the wind. Beautiful museum.

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Would love to know what the background story here is, because we were shocked at how poorly planned out this museum is and how small the collection is!!! What a shame! We really wish some more respect would have been paid to the Native Americans who once ruled this land. The cafeteria is a draw here -- and with good... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Being honest, without a true understanding of Native American history, it was just ok...but if that is something you understand better than this Neanderthal then do go and visit as very interesting.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our trip to DC May 2014 was amazing, this museum was one of the first we visited. Loved the history and shows they put on. We really enjoyed this museum.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum on the southeast end of the National Mall tells the story of the native peoples of the Americas from Alaska to Peru. There's an excellent new exhibit on the Inca Trail/Road you shouldn't miss, running until June 2018. Great gift shop and by far the best museum cafeteria in all the Smithsonians. Smithsonian members get a discount (even... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

At the far southeast end of the National Mall is the stunning structure that is the National Museum of the American Indian. Open daily from 10 to 5:30, make a first stop at the information desk on the right as you enter the light filled interior courtyard. Programs change regularly but if you take the elevator to the top floor... More 

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Cutler Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It had a superb presentation of Peruvian Inca Civilization. It was called The Road of the Incas. People learnt about this incredible civilization and what the Incas gave to the world in terms of agriculture and arts. Outside, at the National Mall, there was also a live presentation of the wonders of this civilization

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Additional Information about National Museum of the American Indian

Address: 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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