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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The space utilitzation is great for events. We've had evening receptions and luncheons here. It isn't the largest museum with artifacts so I can't imagine a lot of time would be spent here. Also, not really oriented towards kids - so I wouldn't have this on my top ten for family days.

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New River, Arizona, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you are even slightly interested in the history of the southwest, this is well worth your time. Plan to spend a couple of hours wandering, especially in the spring and fall when the weather permits special festivals.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a very small but important museum. The guides are very good but they could have tours going off more often. They have done a great job of telling the story of the Native Americans of our country, even if it is very sad. The young adults in our group were amazed in their lifetime the Native Americans had... More

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Center Valley, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited the Heard on a Sunday afternoon while visiting Phoenix in late September 2014. The admission fee for us as seniors was just $16.50 apiece, perhaps a tiny bit on the high side for a museum of this size. We went on the 2:00 Highlights tour. It was free. This tour took us to every gallery... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This museum has one of the finest collections of Western and Native American art. Not to be missed. They also have special shows.

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Calne, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Presentations about the history, art, and lives of North American Indians. We learnt that the 'Cowboy pictures' we saw as kids portrayed a very different Red Indian from the truth, and facts of their culture. Apachies were made out to be blood thirsty killers and that was far from the truth. Tour Guides, using good quality displays, explained in some... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is my second time visiting the Heard Museum, once I was a student in elementry school and recently as a high school senior. The purpose of my second trip was to investigate further means of the docent tour guides and if the museum depicted the true meaning of "culture". I am full blooded Navajo and still practice my religion.... More

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Loved the collection. Don't miss lunch at the cafe. Very authentic and delicious food. Gift shop is a marvel. Wonderful jewelry.

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It was a great history lesson. The museum guide on tour we took was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable, entertaining, and easy to listen to. Brought the native culture to life for us. Great food at the museum cafe.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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