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Heard Museum

2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-252-8848
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Ranked #3 of 127 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Heard is the best place to view and interact with SW Native American heritage. It is a "must see" while in Phoenix.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Heard is well known in Arizona, if not beyond, and all the travel books will mention it. It's definitely worth a visit, although I will say there were some exhibits that I thought were more interesting if you actually lived in Arizona/Phoenix - like the exhibit on the Indian School. And if you are into katsina dolls, the museum... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

True experience of the history of the Southwest and the amazing Native Americans who were the first ones here. Beautiful art and exhibits.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Heard Museum of Native American Art is a world-class facility with beautiful indoor and outdoor installations representing the art of the several tribes of the desert Southwest--e.g., Navajo, Hopi, Tohono O'odham, Apache, and others. Art ranges from ancient pottery of the Ancestral Pueblo peoples (formerly called Anasazi) to more recent works of the matriarchs of pottery (Maria, Lucy Lewis,... More

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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in Native American art, culture, and/or history, then you should definitely visit the Heard Museum. We took one of the tours led by a volunteer and learned a lot. The displays are fascinating and have good information. They have a cafe for lunch so you can spend the day.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I am not one of those people who has to visit museums when visiting a place. But occasionally a museum is a 'must do' and the Heard is one of those places. My husband, who grew up in Phoenix, has often spoken of the school field trips he took there as a kid. I'd been wanting to visit for years... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in Native American art, culture, and/or history, then you should definitely visit the Heard Museum. We took one of the tours led by a volunteer and learned a lot. The displays are fascinating and have good information. We had lunch at the cafe and the food was excellent. I would definitely go back. If we lived... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This museum is close to downtown and conveniently located off of the light-rail system though there is also free, on-site parking. This is not your typical museum. The galleries are spread out over two floors in multiple buildings (connected) and rooms. The collections are extensive and cover art from ancient times right up to modern day (including works by Native... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

You can’t visit here without coming away impressed. The Heard Museum’s collections of Southwest Native American pottery, baskets, jewelry and more reflect 80+ years of assembling top-quality pieces of tribal culture, both past and present. The primary exhibits seem to be on the first floor to the right after paying admission ($18 adult). Artwork is organized by major geographical regions,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been to the Heard Museum many times. This time I just hit the gift shop. They have high quality Native American works in rugs, pottery, baskets, jewelry, etc. I have purchased all of these things at one point or another over the last 40+ years. This trip I was looking for something specific by an artist I am familiar... More

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