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Heard Museum

2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-252-8848
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Ranked #3 of 129 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The main collection of American Indian artifacts is of course excellent. However, it is confined to traditional glass showcases in a space that covers only a third of floor space of the museum. The presentation is cluttered and the result is that the viewing areas are unnecessarily crowded if, say, a couple of groups are being shown around by docents.... More

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DebKrol, Public Relations Manager at Heard Museum, responded to this review

Good Day, thanks for visiting the Heard. To respond, we do have a new director, and he is very engaged in directing new, exciting exhibits and programs. The exhibit Chocolate, Chili and Cochineal will close in November, and a new exhibit about American Indian sports opens in December. We're glad you liked our permanent exhibit and we invite you to... More

Woodbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We lucked out! Visited on free entrance day, although it's worth paying for. Incredible collections. Excellent displays on the "americanization" of the native peoples in the U.S.Basket weaving and Hopi dancers on this visit. Both were awesome. This is a must see in Phoenix area.

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Port Norris, New Jersey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a truly fantastic native american museum. Awesome collections of jewelry, homes, clothing tools and interactive displays. Well worth the fee.

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TUCSON
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10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wonderful museum dedicated to Native American history and art. Great displays and exhibits. So much to see and learn.

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Hartsdale, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There's so much to see here. You can read as much as you like or just browse and still get something out of the experience. Food at cafe is excellent. Gift shop and book store are fabulous.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This museum was our granddaughter's choice of our day in Phoenix. The museum is well set out and we learned a lot as we moved from showcase to showcase. We enjoyed the interactive parts and the excellent gift shop, full of authentic items.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Love the Lego build party. The museum is interesting surprisingly good visit and free target Sunday admission to enter museum. There are many small hands on activities for everyone to make which are quite fun and interesting. Hopi dance definitely needs lots of improvement.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We spent over four hours at the Heard, had a wonderful learning experience, and a good time. I highly recommend taking their guided tours (free with museum admission). We ended up taking three of the guided tours (Chili, Corn, and Cochineal, Museum Highlights, and Home). After spending 2.5 hours on the tours, we took a break and had lunch at... More

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Arnold, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Interesting and well done Museum successfully combining the history of Native Americans in the Southwest & their current activities and art. Gorgeous jewelry displays, Kichina dolls, pottery, baskets, etc. Allot sufficient time to visit both the book store & gift shop as there is a wide selection of goods and price ranges!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were looking for a way to pass time while the wife was at a conference when we stumbled on this gem. Our son LOVED all of the exhibits. It wasn't too crowded, and the staff were knowledgable and seemed to love answering my son's questions.

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