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Heard Museum

2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-252-8848
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Ranked #3 of 128 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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Staines, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This museum provides an insight into the history of the South West states and for anyone wanting to gain an understanding of the local history an essential place to visit whilst in Phoenix. The exhibits were excellent, the grounds and buildings peaceful, cool and a pleasure to wander around and the staff informative and welcoming. The shop is huge with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The tour of exhibits guide make the history and stories come alive and appreciated. A beautiful museum worth the time. The gift shop also has beautiful Indian jewelry for sale and also on display.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I always try to make it to the gift shop. Wide range of items and beats buying something made in China at the airport

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This museum is just amazing! The museum has a very wide collection of Indian artifacts and life size models. the location is also very conveniently located for tourist and most residents. the museum also did not have a lot of people inside, even on a Saturday. When you arrive you can already feel the Indian culture because of the beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A life changing experience... If I could only reccomend one place for visitors to AZ....providing they are unable to see The Grand Canyon...it would be The Heard Museum.... DEPTH in Native American culture will leave you BREATHLESS... There are so many wonderful events throughout the year that anytime you visit will be special... I have been many times over the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Every year they have market and shows by the Native Americans. When I went there I was just amazed of all the crafts and food that they had to offer. It was very informative on the Native Americans.This is usually done in the early spring.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Quite simply stated, a world class museum. Great gift store. Wonderful lunch cafe. Natives bring your Id and get in free.

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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I enjoyed all the history and exhibits. It is a very nice place and my family was visiting. I enjoyed this more than most of them I think but I'm more of the history buff than they are. Would definitely go back but probably alone next time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are there when they have the docents take you one a tour, by all means do it. We have been fortunate to have young Native Americans do the tours a few times, and it is interesting to listen to their opinions.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum provides an inclusive view of the Native Americans in this country. It provides historical perspective as well as a current look at the American Indians of today. The boarding schools of the past and the other unfortunate situations that the Native Americans found themselves forced into are covered quite thoroughly. There are also wonderful exhibits featuring fine art... More

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