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Heard Museum

2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-252-8848
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Ranked #3 of 129 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, History Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Durham, North Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This museum is a little small, but it's very much worth a visit. It's well laid out with several exhibits (many of which are kid friendly) and with a mix of beautiful art displays (Kachina Dolls, jewelery, photography and paintings) but also some moving exhibits about Native history including forced relocation to boarding schools. The house it's in is also... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The museum has so many galleries to see, so wear comfortable footwear! I started off my visit with a guided tour - Home: Native People in the Southwest that was interesting and provided me with excellent background information. The cultural objects were beautiful. I really enjoyed the exhibits which provided the individual perspective. The Remembering our Indian School Days: The... More

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San Diego, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We spent last Sunday afternoon at the Heard Museum, and while we had visitied years ago when driving across country, the changes and improvements are noticeable. We took a tour of 'Coming Home' with a volunteer doccent which was very enjoyable, but don't miss the second floor exhibit on Indian Schools to see the extraordinary efforts made by the U.S.... More

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Fair Haven, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great museum. The art and crafts are beautiful and cover a wide historical range, Took two tours... they were different and both very educational. The gift shop was great... pricey but great. Highly recommend. I can't recount all the lovely things we saw. Go online check out their website!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

From all that I heard in the reviews of this museum, I may have set my level of expectations too high. There are many, many artifacts to look at, especially clothing and jewelry, and I did find the school children exhibit to be particularly interesting, but there were not many interactive opportunities, and I found myself a little bored. Admittedly,... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I went with my mother in June to this very amazing museum. I found this to be a very eye opening experience. Especially the school children exhibit. It is eye opening to the terrible treatment that existed, to the people who are native to this land. There was so much to experience at this museum I would have loved to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We started our trip to Arizona by visiting this museum which gave great background to understand all we have seen while we travelled around Arizona and Utah. Very informative guided tours are included in ticket price. Quite a few attractions for children of all ages.

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Japan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I happened to arrive at 4pm, and expected the museum to be closing, but was thrilled to find that the final hour of the museum is FREE! And I was able to see all the exhibits I was interested in, the collections were superb, and the information was well laid out. It was also a cool respite from the 112... More

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phoenix az
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Went on 2 guided tours 45 minutes each. The guides were excellent and made the visit more enjoyable and informative. There is so much to see at the Heard, but the guides give you a great overview and then you can wander on your own or when you return .

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Lake Powell, Utah
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have been to the Heard Museum before, but this time I brought my children. What an experience for them as well as myself. The history and heritage of the Native American Indians deserves so much more attention. This museum should be a part of everybody's visit to Arizona . . . again and again.

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