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Heard Museum

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Address: 2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602-252-8848
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the...
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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This museum is doing an excellent job of educating visitors about the Southwest Indian tribe cultures. We took two very well done docent-led tours - one on traditional games, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is doing an excellent job of educating visitors about the Southwest Indian tribe cultures. We took two very well done docent-led tours - one on traditional games, the other a general tour of the collections. Both were very informative. The museum grounds are quite lovely and the gift shop has plenty of items tthat will tempt you to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Overall, we found the museum a bit confusing to navigate. We kept getting lost within. We enjoyed most of the exhibits and we liked the "existing culture" rather than "antiquities" message of the museum. We found it a bit small and disorganized. Not the best we've been to.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Landed in Phoenix and drove directly to the Heard Museum. Easy to find, plenty of parking. Beautifully landscaped grounds. Loved our tour with Brandan Benally and enjoyed his stories of growing up in Navajo Nation. Thank you Brandan! Really enjoyed the Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art exhibit. Also had a bite to eat at the Cafe; the service... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Beautifully situated museum, inside & out. The section on boarding schools was especially well done. The store was large and had wonderful variety.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We visited while in the area for spring training baseball and it was a highlight of our trip. The collection of Native American art and culture is extensive and presented well. One of us is a pottery buff, and there are some outstanding examples. The small sculpture garden is a lovely place to rest and clear your head from sensory... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the museum very much, lots to see and even games for the kids. Tour guide very knowledgeable and personable. Exhibits very beautiful and well maintained - gives one a very good idea of Arizona heritage and development through the years. Only slightly sour note was the refusal of a military rate ( especially given the current celebration of military... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

An incredible education and wonderful layout and exhibits. This was recommended to us by family whom we were visiting with. We were not disappointed. Very nceGift Shop. Pricy but high quality, authentic items.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The museum is as good or better than reviewed. We caught an excellent free tour given by a very knowledgable docent. It really enhanced out exploration of the museum. The sculpure garen was really a gem.

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Union, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was a very interesting museum with great exhibits showing how the Indians lived. I am part Indian so I didn't have to pay admission. My husband paid $13.50. Definitely worth a stop if you are interested in Indian history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We took one of the tours, and I would strongly suggest other visitors do the same. The guides provide context for the exhibits, bringing a human touch to an overwhelming variety of cultural artifacts and modern-day works of art. And make sure to check out the films, which offer insights into Native American life. Parking is easy, and the is... More 

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