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Heard Museum

2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-252-8848
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Ranked #3 of 132 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Performances
Activities: Arts and crafts
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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.

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Milan, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I loved how the museum is realised, it really drives you in the native american history, in a very respectful, sensitive and informative way. The Kachina dolls collection is impressive

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I especially liked the Native American collections. The jewelry, pottery, and woven baskets were amazing. The Kachina Doll collection was extensive and fascinating. Many of the dolls were contributed by Senator Barry Goldwater from his life long collection. The critiques and displays of the various Native American tribes was enlightening. The gift shop was like the extension of the museam... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A most wonderful collection with free guided tours! A very special place in a beautiful building. The collection of Kachina dolls was spectacular. Although a little pricy to enter, it was well worth it. Great museum shops as well.

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Key West, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised at the Heard Museum's depth of collections of native American artifacts. Things like beautiful native American jewelry as well as Kachina dolls. There's a bit of sadness in some of the exhibits demonstrating the way native Americans were treated but the museum is an excellent activity and was a highlight in my visit to Phoenix.

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Scarsdale, New York
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

the tour guides were brilliant - so interesting to learn so many things about our neighbors i didn't know before and some of it so depressing and perhaps the best museum gift shop ever

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Rochester, Michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The most comprehensive and well-curated collections of Native American history and lore. Some things you'll find nowhere else in the world. If you're planning a trip to the Phoenix area, check the Heard web site well in advance for special activities (they occur year-round) so you can take maximum advantage of your visit.

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Westchester County, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The Heard Museum is a wonderful place to learn about Native American history. Their annual Indian Fair and Market is an amazing experience of food, dance, arts, and crafts. Their special exhibit about the Navajo code-talkers was fantastic.

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Ottawa, ON
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The Heard Museum, located in the heart of Phoenix was easy find and parking was simple. Just loved the tour of the entire place. The docent/guide was very, very knowledgeable. We especially liked the Chocolate, Chili and Cochineal exhibit (which was just closing). The Heard has several special exhibits which change regularly. We learned more in 1 hour about the... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The Heard museum provides an authentic presentation of western American Indian art and history, ranging from hundreds of years ago to current. Of particular interest to me was the fact that there was no apparent disconnect between "wild wild west" Indians and today's Indian culture - the artifacts and presentations ranged right up to the present. The museum is disturbing... More

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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64 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The museum has an enormous and impressive collection so we were lucky to arrive just as a docent led tour was beginning. He did a wonderful job of conveying the highlights of the collection. The museum building is as interesting as the artifacts it contains.

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