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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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Now this is what I call a museum!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Rutland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
79 reviews 79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 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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