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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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American Indian at its best

The displays tell a rich story of the many peoples who originally settled this land, and give a vibrant showcase for past and present Native American artists. Jewelry, pottery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
MichaelandKatie
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Southlake, Texas
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Southlake, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The displays tell a rich story of the many peoples who originally settled this land, and give a vibrant showcase for past and present Native American artists. Jewelry, pottery, rugs, paintings, sculpture - they have top quality pieces from all the best artists. An amazing collection and well worth repeated visits.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Outstanding exhibits of the art and culture of the southwest Indian tribes. Excellent exhibits showing the sad history of the Indian Schools used to remove children from their homes and educate them into the American culture. Beautiful pottery, woven rugs and costumes of the various tribes.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I live about two miles from the Heard Museum. It's tops in presenting American Indian Culture in display and interactive ways. A class act. The employees must be of Indian heritage...and the Indian connected docents are very knowledgeable about Indian heritage. There are live shows or demonstrations, presentations of Indian dance, historical Indian personalities such as Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Cochise,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very interesting well done. We all learned so much about the history and art of the Native Americans.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Many of our family and friends like to frequent this museum, The artifacts are inspiring and the childrens area is informative and fun.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There's a lot of information and selection of items. We enjoyed the food at their restaurant. The gift shop is huge!

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Athens TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great exhibits and special showings. A must see if you are in the area. Café is good for light lunch.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This museum is located in the heart of Phoenix downtown; it is on the light rail route and has a sizable parking lot as well. The grounds are beautiful and relaxing. The layout of the museum is easy-to-follow and there are guided tours by knowledgeable docents. The exhibits change regularly to keep patron interest. All of the art, jewelry, and... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Use the guided tour; your experience will be well worth the time. Painting and Indian art work are on display in many different cultural venues. History of important Indians are displayed with many items of historical value. The grounds are well maintained and very beautiful. Shopping is available from several shops. Food court is very delightful.

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Rockville, Maryland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We commenced our 2,000 mile trip around the Four Corners area (AZ, NM, UT, & CO) in Phoenix to visit some cousins we haven't seen in several years. They strongly suggested that we visit the Heard Museum before beginning our trip. I was more than reluctant, but adult enough to admit my error after visiting the museum, but even more... More 

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