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Heard Museum

Address: 2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602-252-8848
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Ranked #3 of 89 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, 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...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My husband I both thoroughly enjoy Native arts and crafts and history. This museum is a must see if you feel the same. Parking was free and easy. Got tourist coupon for two dollars off our tickets. Well done museum with an incredible number of artifacts.The museum stores were outstanding as well. Highly recommend this as a stop on your... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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119 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I only had an hour and a half to visit this museum, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Interesting exhibits on Southwest Native Americans. I liked that the "We Are! Arizona's First People" gallery included interactive activities for kids. The murals in this gallery are moving. The last gallery we visited was on the boarding school period, which was something I... More 

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vancouver, canada
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21 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Really a beautiful museum, interesting exhibits, diverse displays of First Nations (or as you say in the US, American Indian) artwork and historical artifacts. There is an incredible huge collection of Kachina dolls. I read about these when I was a kid, including "The Kachina Doll Mystery" - one of the Nancy Drew books- so it was really thrilling to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This museum contains a fabulous collection from several groups of local indigenous peoples. The museum is arranged by tribal affiliation, which makes it easy to distinguish the unique art of the numerous groups represented. A wonderful way to immerse yourself in these fascinating cultures.

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Cerritos, California
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51 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The Auto Club book said that we could cover the collections here in an hour or so - not true - we were there all morning. There collections are extensive and well displayed. Staff/docents were very helpful. If we were to go again, we would take a tour as the ones we eavesdropped on sounded very interesting. There are lots... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

First off, the museum itself is in a nice building with a gorgeous courtyard, but is slightly confusing to find the admission area to the collections. I ended up taking a 45min tour of the main collection (the Home exhibit) and then sitting in on the beginning of a second tour that hit highlights of other areas, but was very... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

While living in Phoenix, this was one of the must see's on my list. Being Native American with my tribal ID, we got in for free. ALL the displays were spectacular. I am originally from OK and there were tribes I had never heard of before coming to AZ and I got to see a bit of their culture here.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Having not visited the Heard Museum in many years, we were impressed by the many additions to the Native American collections. We recommend taking the tour for additional historic information. The Heard museum is a very special place and shouldn't be missed while in Phoenix.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The things I read about the Heard Museum made it sound like some sort of epic museum for Native American history and artifacts.While it did have artifacts and told the stories of indigenous peoples of the Southwest, it seemed rather bland to me. Perhaps having visited other Native American museums and displays throughout the Southwest and elsewhere, which I think... More 

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Mysore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Have you been to Grand canyon? Remember seeing different view points like Yavapai, Mohave, Hopi, etc.? These are the names of various native Indian tribes; and Heard museum is dedicated to these tribes. Here you get to see the pictures of some of them, glimpses into their life styles, their jewellery, pottery, etc. It makes one sad to hear them... More 

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