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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 2013
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is a must see for any tourist and a must return-often-location for locals. Displays change regularly. The wealth of information provided in the presentations is excellent. Yearly festivals and special occasions highlight the richly beautiful heritage our native friends bring to us. The gift shop offers priceless items from the artistry of Native America. Truly a heritage location.

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved this place. Where else can you learn, (aside from a powwow) about the local culture, and tribes of Arizona. I really like the fact that they carry items to sell and to display from all corners of Arizona. The art, the classes, the movies, the tours, the gift shop are excellent,and it is priced right...

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North Carolina
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21 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a nicely designed museum which represents several different nations of American Indians, their unique history and contributions.

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Dallas, Texas
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65 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I spent over 4 hours at the museum learning so much about the various American Indian tribes from Arizona and the surrounding areas. It was a fascinating insight into their history. The cafe was great and the various artwork in the gardens was very unusual. I also enjoyed the visiting Georgia O'Keefe exhibition.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Heard Museum is a wonderful place to learn about the history and Native American culture in the Southwest. There's so much to see and we also like to go for special events, such as when the hoop dancers put on demonstrations as well as various craft exhibits. The gift shop is a great place to pick up a gift... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Heard Museum in Phoenix is one of the premier museums in the West to learn about Native American cultures. Like the Arizona State Museum in Tucson, it highlights the history, cultures, and traditions of the Navajo, Hopi, Tohono O'odham and other southwestern tribes. Like the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, it contains an extraordinary collection of priceless... More

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Urbana, IL
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent Native American exhibits, tour was led by a Native American which added to our interest, we didn't have enough time to see everything

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Mesa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A little expensive, but so beautiful, well laid-out, and features many great Indian artifacts, traditional costumes and an array of knowledge you won't find any where else. The grounds are beautiful and it is well worth the visit.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This museum presents the best of Native American art and history anywhere on earth. It is painstakingly assembled and displayed. If ever a place did justice to the original inhabitants this is it. DO NOT MISS THIS! The gift shop is filled with priceless objects as souvenirs and the food offered is ethnically correct - and delicious. In the spring... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This has been around for many years. I went as a kid and have taken my children. If you are visiting or new to the area.... or even if you have been here all your life, you owe it to yourself to take an afternoon and walk around. It is worth your time.

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