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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The Heard Museum makes the history of the Native-Americans very real to each visitor. A must for everyone!

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to the Heard Museum in Phoenix. This museum showcases Indian art and culture for the tribes of Arizona. First we had a free 45 minute tour of the permanent collection with a knowledgable guide. After the tour we walked around the permanent collection but then ventured into the Indian School exhibit that was great. I... More

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Millville, New Jersey, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Wanted to get here on the prior trip but did not make it. Overwhelming in the completeness of this collection but I was most affected by the extensive attention to the Indian Schools and how they tried to eradicate the Native American culture by making the pupils good, subservient and obedient "civilized Americans". This exhibit lingers in my memory and... More

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Ozark, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I misunderstood and expected more history here, but spent a full day taking in the massive collection nonetheless. The more modern works and hands-on activities were appreciated by the kids. The building was fun to explore but the sprawling complex of rooms and levels left us wondering whether we'd missed something! I must agree with another reviewer who noted that... More

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Loved the information that this museum contains. It was so much to take in so we should return at a later date. If you love the history of the native settlers, you will love this museum.

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155 reviews 155 reviews
7 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
21 helpful votes 21 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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