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Address: 147 North Arizona Street, P.O. Box 10224, Prescott, AZ 86304-0224
Phone Number: 928-445-1230
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Description: Museum that features exhibits and works from American Indian art and...
Museum that features exhibits and works from American Indian art and culture.
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A very well organized collection

It was a small museum in a quiet part of town with a very well displayed collection of ancient artifacts. Worth taking the time to see it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Santa Fe
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

It was a small museum in a quiet part of town with a very well displayed collection of ancient artifacts. Worth taking the time to see it.

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Tianjin, China
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you are looking for a fine collection of Smoki Indian artifacts and information, this is the place. It is small, even though the building itself is much larger. The staff is very knowledgable and eager to provide information at your request.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I came without much previous knowledge of the area and learned a lot. One the guides gave us a very detailed and interesting tour and then we had time to explore the rest of the museum which is small but packed with interesting exhibits and artifacts.

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Pasadena, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were thrilled to find such a wonderful museum on our trip from Pasadena, CA to Prescott, AZ. The collection of indian artifacts was extensive and well displayed. The associated labels and descriptions were well done and very informative. The story of the SMOKI organization was fascinating and unique in our experience. The docent was very well informed and helpful... More 

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Anderson, Alaska
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

When we arrived at the museum today they informed us they were closed for cleaning. We headed to our car after telling them that we would be leaving the area before they reopened and that we were disappointed. One of the volunteers ran out as we were gettinging in the car and invited us to come in anyway, if we... More 

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Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Built in 1935 by the Smoki People (white businessmen, not Native Americans,) this museum will provide the visitor with both a history of Native Americans in this area of Arizona, but it will also fascinate you with an unusual piece of Prescott history. In the 1920's, Native Americans were forbidden by our government to performed their own dances. A group... More 

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Glendale, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I thought this would be an Indian museum and it turned out to be both an Indian Pueblo and Hopi Indian museum and a museum dedicated to the Smoki Snake Dance. The Smoki were started as early as 1888 by a group of cowboys who started the oldest rodeo in the country. To help pay for the rodeo they asked... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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187 reviews 187 reviews
78 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The most interesting museum in Prescott after Sharlot Hall. You see the real navtive American up close. You hear the real story of the Prescott elite folks who tried to make their area a historical draw. Native Americans could be offended but we should not wipe our past mistakes but learn from the them. Great displays that are respectful of... More 

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Prescott
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This small museum is such a gem. They have so many pieces of Native American Indian art: baskets, weavings, pottery, beadwork and paintings. Everything is displayed an d labeled for easy viewing/reading. This is well worth a visit - and reasonable admission.

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Tempe, Arizona
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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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