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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
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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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Interesting museum to look at Prescott history.

At Christmas time they have a wonderful Bazaar where you can buy all kinds of homemade items from food, toys, decorations and great gifts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Prescott, Az.
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Prescott, Arizona
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It is very unique to say the least. I thought I was going to learn about native Americans. I found that the smoki tribe was a group of white guys acting like Indians. Perhaps it would be a good exhibit for the museum of tolerance.

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Prescott, Az.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

At Christmas time they have a wonderful Bazaar where you can buy all kinds of homemade items from food, toys, decorations and great gifts.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This unassuming 1929 structure encases a small museum presenting interesting artifacts produced by the early peoples (1100-1450) and brought here by others during that time. Volunteers are knowledgable and eager to share, and the whole experience is a step way back in time.

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Montrose, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Based on the name of "Smoki" we thought this was an American Indian museum. It was, but also there was more (and it included Barry Goldwater). This little museum is full of surprising historical treasures. The docents were well informed - we picked their brains as we heard their historical accounts! The museum has a children's hands-on area so bring... More 

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very knowledgeable staff and displays curated to help visitors understand each item. We got personalized attention and learned so much during our short visit.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Smoki museum is near downtown and is a must see for people interested in Native American history. It is not increbibly large, but it's size comes with a wealth of knowledge from helpful and informative volunteers. Special events are held throughout the year including art and rug sales

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Smoki Museum is not to be missed! Here is a surprisingly large collection of Native American pottery, weapons, kachinas, baskets, textiles and more. It captures much of the rich history of the tribes of the Southwest. This is a small museum and won't require a lot of time, but is well worth the visit. Kids will also enjoy this... More 

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

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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Additional Information about Smoki Museum

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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