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Heard Museum

Address: 2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602-252-8848
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Ranked #11 of 105 Activities in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Performances
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, Performances
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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Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The exhibits are well worth revisiting as the tour is very quick, but informative. The onsite cafe which is open during the lunch hours has terrific food and a courtyard or inside eating area, a great museum shop, and another shop where you can purchase books, etc. that are of local interest. One can spend as much time learning as... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Heard Museum just filled with wonderful Native American artifacts and the tour guides are terrific. However, our favorite part of the museum is a wonderful mural by Steven Yazzie on three sides of a large room. The mural addresses the Indian boarding schools where young Native Americans were removed from their culture and made to feel that their culture... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Great American Indian history, probably one of the best and in depth in the country. The price is excessive at $18....to much, so will not go back again. If it was cheaper, it is a place I would go again AND take guests to.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Encompassed so much of the local history. The section dedicated to Indian Boarding Schools was my favorite part.

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Seattle
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Location: very good, close to DT Phoenix Price: not too expensive at $15ish Guided tours: highly recommended. We took two, both older ladies who added a lot to the visit by pointing out things that we would otherwise have missed. The exhibit on the indian schools dwells on the negative after starting off pointing out that some students liked them... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This small museum not only blends Southwest American native cultures’ art and artifacts but also puts them in their historical context. Great care is taken to allow the voice of the people tell their own story. The exhibits run from pre-history through current artists, allowing a visitor to appreciate the timeless, yet evolving, voices of, mainly, Southwest Native Americans. Because... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Beautiful museum, friendly staff, great exhibits and loved the restaurant. It was easy to find, free parking, and easy to get around.

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Okehampton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Beautiful setting within the courtyard; great tour; enjoyed the art on display; particularly enjoyed our time in the shop with informative friendly staff. I wasn't particularly well that day, but there are plenty of seating areas and beautiful things to see. The shops were full of various items with a range of prices. We enjoyed the food and service as... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My wife and I wanted to learn a bit more about the local culture so we went to the heard museum. The museum basically tells a story about all the local American Indian tribes in the area. There are many interesting artifacts and stories. I highly recommend taking one of the guided tours because there is a lot of info... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Heard Museum is perfectly set on Central Avenue next to The Phoenix Art Museum. The difference between them is in the architectural details. The galleries are lovely and the Native American cultural displays are wonderful. There are many different events at the Heard. One of my favorites is the katchina event. The artists are present to talk about their... More 

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