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Heard Museum

2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-252-8848
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Ranked #3 of 128 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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Matthews, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We come from the East and there is little left to remind us about the Indian culture except for a little of the Cherokee culture in NC. This museum is a great place to learn about the many tribes and cultures of the SW and it is filled with art and personal items which educate you about the culture and... More

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Staten Island, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This museum recounts the history (mostly sad) of native Americans. I am not a history buff, but this museum captured and held my attention. I learned more about the subject in a few hours here than I did in any history class in school. This museum does not glorify the history from any point of view. It was a reasonably... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This museum was very interesting. We went on a guided tour that was very informative. The museum is full of artifacts and laid out well. We learned a lot at this museum. It's a must see while in Phoenix.

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A beautiful museum. I have an interest in the history of the American Frontier and the Native American culture. As a native Ohioan this place is enchanting. I have visited twice and will return when I am visiting Arizona . The musuem is well done and informative. The cafe is pleasant but the gift shop!!! This is one gift shop... More

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Basingstoke
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We both have an interested in Native America and were really pleased, while the price to get in was a little higher than we liked the over all day was good, a lot of history in that building. Its a place that you need to spend a few hrs in to really soak up the history and culture around you.

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Ames, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I visited the Heard Museum recently and found it just as exciting and instructive as we did when we visited it many years ago. We spent almost four hours there, starting out with a 45 minute docent-led tour of the Southwestern Native American galleries. The docent was excellent - - well informed and eager to answer questions.... More

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Mertztown, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I like the fact that the entire museum is dedicated to the tribes of the immediate region of Arizona and New Mexico. They don't try to cover too much, so what they do is thorough and very educational. Nicely laid out and very friendly. Great shop for genuine Indian crafts including some very high end collectibles.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Have been a member of the Heard for over a decade, and take all our visitors to visit the museum. The tasteful exhibits provide an evocative comparison of Native cultures in a beautiful layout. You'll come out knowing more and caring more too.

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Somerville, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum has a wide range of exhibits on Native American art, from historical artifacts to modern art and everything in between. The building itself is beautiful and the exhibits were well-presented and informative.

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Pokolbin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I am a U.S. citizen who has lived in Australia for the past 45 years. I knew Indian history, but frankly, never knew it from the side of the Indians! We learned about the dark history of the treatment given to many of the Indian Tribes by the government of the day, and how the government was uneducated, arrogant and... More

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