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Smoki Museum

147 North Arizona Street, P.O. Box 10224, Prescott, AZ 86304-0224
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Ranked #13 of 27 attractions in Prescott
Type: History Museums
Description: Museum that features exhibits and works from American Indian art and culture.
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Tempe, Arizona
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

If you are a fan of Native American art and culture don't miss this museum. If you are not, like me, don't bother. I am not dissing the museum. Everyone there was great and very helpful. The museum is very nice and full of artifacts. It just did not catch my interest.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Smoki Museum is unique. It is a small museum in Prescott, founded by people who wanted to keep the traditions and cultures of Natives vibrant. Originally, it focused on the Hopi culture. Now, however, all Natives are represented. The museum presents numerous displays about the culture of Natives. Also, there is a nice, but small, gift store, which often... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A small museum displaying American Indian Art and Culture. The museum showcases woven baskets, pottery, arrowheads and art. The building that the museum is housed in is a pueblo structure built in the 1930's. Don't be confused the Smoki People are not an Indian tribe, it is a fraternal type organization that began in 1921. It's an organization that now... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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256 reviews 256 reviews
92 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

we stopped by this museum after having it recommended by a member of the museum who was working in Ogg's Hogan, a wonderful trading post in Prescott. This museum was founded in 1935 so it has a lot of history on its side. While it is quite small, it possesses a wealth of items especially from the Hopi Indians. It... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

this is a small museum but very well kept with a very interesting story. you have to look for it as it's on a side street but well worth the looking. ask to speak to Cyndi the curator, she has so much knowledge!

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Tempe, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The story of the Smoki Musuem is fascinating and the exhibits are really beautiful. Never knew any of this was around but it's a wonderful story that is truly amazing.

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Ventura, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The building is unassuming. The signage does not reflect the quality if the artifacts. The story if the organization is very interesting and one, I believe , is not well known outside of that part of Arizona. Worth a visit

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Coeur D Alene
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97 reviews 97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful lay out of the different artifacts along with a description of each one. Allow two hours to see everything as there's a lot to see.

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192 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We always like to see the other side of the history. Native americans and/or Native Mexicans are often overlooked and it is nice the see they get recognized.

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Westerville, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Another reviewer said it best -- "not your typical tribe." The Smoki Museum is tucked away from Precott's main tourist area and is loaded with a spectacular collection of Native American artifacts. The Smoki Triibe is not a here-to-for unknown Native American group, but rather was a Prescott civic club of Anglo collectors and historians. The museum houses their collections... More

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