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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Historical place of learning

A great place to learn about the various Indian Tribes. They have great lectures on interesting topics. They have monthly events with great Indian food (fry bread and the like).

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great place to learn about the various Indian Tribes. They have great lectures on interesting topics. They have monthly events with great Indian food (fry bread and the like).

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Smoki weren't a tribe but an assemblage of mostly wealthy anglos trying to keep Native American traditions alive, by going to great lengths to give authentic imitations of Native American dances, etc. and by collecting and preserving Native American artifacts. Some of them even provided financial assistance to the tribes in times of drought. With the 'awakening' of Native... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The information provided regarding the founding of Smoki Museum was a surprise! Have to visit to get that information. The information regarding the paintings and the informative historical items and readings that were available. I am not a history buff nor a collector of indian artifacts but the museum was just the right size to keep me interested in looking... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Smoki is not a big museum but it is packed with wonderful examples of Hopi, Papago, Maricopa and Pima (and others) pots, basketry and other everyday items utilized by these Native Americans. The Smoki organization is controversial because, although it may have been set up by its founders to help bring Native American customs to mainstream Americans, it did... More 

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Rutland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Really good value for money and you can see loads of genuine Native American artefacts. Good explanations and a good display of baskets. The prices in the shop were good, and they sold a good range of items. If you are interested in Archeology this is a good place for you. One thing I found slightly bemusing was that the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Excellent museum for those interested in archaeology and history of the area. Great volunteers and gift shop.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a great place. Not sure I should give the secret away of where the "Smoki's" hail from. There has been some controversy about this museum, but I felt it was respectful to Native American culture.

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Santa Fe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about Smoki Museum

Address: Address: 147 North Arizona Street, P.O. Box 10224, Prescott, AZ 86304-0224
Phone Number: 928-445-1230
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Prescott
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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