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Heard Museum

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Address: 2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602-252-8848
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the...
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.
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Educational stop for the whole family.

Having grown up in Arizona, Native American artifacts were never really all that interesting to me (because they were plentiful). Now that I am older, I've grown to appreciate the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Having grown up in Arizona, Native American artifacts were never really all that interesting to me (because they were plentiful). Now that I am older, I've grown to appreciate the diverse cultures. The Heard Museum provides a very good glimpse into several tribes with their various collections.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice cultural walking museum. The art and craft are beautiful and the information is good but incomplete. A decent place to take Phoenix visitors who dont have time to go on long drives. Also the cafe is really good and nice place to sit and chat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous Native American history, culture, art and artifacts. While most of the Heard's collection are static displays, they also periodically do more hands-on interactive arts, crafts, dancing and music events.

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Champaign, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a museum of art, culture, of the the 19th and 20th experience of being a Native American in a land being taken over by immigrants. I especially enjoyed the sculptures of Allan Houser (1914-1994), and Houser’s sons Bob and Phillip Haozous. The exhibits on Indian Schools portrays one of the dark episodes in American history.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A truly unique museum beautifully done. Lot's to see and for the most part this is the only location to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Heard is just visually gorgeous. It is overflowing with Native art. My children and I really enjoy the summer art programs and performances usually in the month of July and usually free. The permanent Indian School exhibit is not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a place that needs a lot of time. So much history and the staff always have something to say if you ask the question. It's a little out of the way to get too and the hours are during the day so you've got to get in and out early.

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Eagle Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Due to restricted time in Phoenix we arrived late in the day when the entry free was waived. What we saw was wonderful, but it would have been great to have more time to gaze at and read about all the beautiful exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Take the docent led tour for the most info of the many amazing tribes of Arizona! Student work, beautiful baskets and pottery showing the diversity of designs and customs. I thought I knew the tribes of the Southwest I learned a lot. The fine art shop has lovely originals, but pricey. if you're on a budget stick to the gift... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited The Heard Museum in December 2012. It was a fantastic maze of Native American history, culture, and artifacts. Videos are along your path, inviting you to sit and listen to past and current lifestyles. There is also a great room of the farming culture of the dessert southwest. There was also a Georgia O'Keefe display room for the artist... More 

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