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Heard Museum

Address: 2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602-252-8848
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Ranked #12 of 103 Activities in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Performances
Activities: Arts and crafts
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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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Miami Lakes, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This museum is architectually beautiful. Everything is well spaced, very clean and the art, various mediums, are wonderful. The rear of the museum has a beautifully landscaped ares for those who wish to sit or have a bite to eat. There is a small restaurant available

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I was 13 when I first heard of this museum and since has been on a bucket list of things to do. It blew my mind the artifacts and culture found here at the Heard Museum. I recommend the overview walking tour if your not well aware of the history. Very impressing and look forward to future trips.

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Bodrum, Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is excellent sample as the big contribution of a family to the society. Very well prepared museum. Indian boarding school section is made me soo sad.

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Milan, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I loved how the museum is realised, it really drives you in the native american history, in a very respectful, sensitive and informative way. The Kachina dolls collection is impressive

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I especially liked the Native American collections. The jewelry, pottery, and woven baskets were amazing. The Kachina Doll collection was extensive and fascinating. Many of the dolls were contributed by Senator Barry Goldwater from his life long collection. The critiques and displays of the various Native American tribes was enlightening. The gift shop was like the extension of the museam... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A most wonderful collection with free guided tours! A very special place in a beautiful building. The collection of Kachina dolls was spectacular. Although a little pricy to enter, it was well worth it. Great museum shops as well.

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Key West, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised at the Heard Museum's depth of collections of native American artifacts. Things like beautiful native American jewelry as well as Kachina dolls. There's a bit of sadness in some of the exhibits demonstrating the way native Americans were treated but the museum is an excellent activity and was a highlight in my visit to Phoenix.

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

the tour guides were brilliant - so interesting to learn so many things about our neighbors i didn't know before and some of it so depressing and perhaps the best museum gift shop ever

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Rochester, Michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The most comprehensive and well-curated collections of Native American history and lore. Some things you'll find nowhere else in the world. If you're planning a trip to the Phoenix area, check the Heard web site well in advance for special activities (they occur year-round) so you can take maximum advantage of your visit.

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Westchester County, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Heard Museum is a wonderful place to learn about Native American history. Their annual Indian Fair and Market is an amazing experience of food, dance, arts, and crafts. Their special exhibit about the Navajo code-talkers was fantastic.

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