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Heard Museum North Scottsdale - CLOSED

32633 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
+1 480-488-9817
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Heard Museum North Scottsdale will vacate its current location at The Summit at Scottsdale when its lease expires on May 31.The museum galleries will close April 1. The Gallery Café and the Shop will close on May 1.Several events that have been scheduled will continue, including:• Fashion Flash Sale, Sunday and Monday, Jan. 26 & 27• Nights at North, Wednesday evenings from Jan. 29 through Feb. 19• Heard Museum Guild Short Course: Southwestern Tribes, Mondays, March 10 through 31• Spring Shop Sale, Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This museum is so small - it was disappointing! We took our 9 year old child, looked and read as much as possible. The tour took 15 minutes.

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118 reviews 118 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Very small exhibit. $5 admission. Not much here. More shop than museum. Small cafe, but a large parking lot. Disappointed. Go to downtown Phoenix campus, much more interesting. Pass.

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Bergen County, NJ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This is a small, private museum with EXCELLENT docents. People of all ages will learn from their interesting tours of their permanent collections. Coming from the east coast where we are not exposed to this culture, it was fascinating. They also have a lovely rotating exhibit of art. We would definitely return when next in the area.

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Marana, Arizona
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191 reviews 191 reviews
49 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My wife didn't feel up to visiting the main museum in Phoenix and since this branch was closer, we decided to give it a try. It's a long way north along Scottsdale Road and in a shopping center. They have a restaurant, a gift shop, and two modest sized exhibition halls. They weren't charging admission because one of the halls... More

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Wildomar, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
87 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

No need to plan a large amount of time. Try for a discount, such as AAA. Many interesting pieces to see. My 7-year old granson enjoyed creating his own "story" on the storyboard interactive center.

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Gearhart, Oregon
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473 reviews 473 reviews
174 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I realize there is a full size Heard Museum downtown. This is just a small exhibit space. The current exhibit of native American drawings is fascinating. I really enjoyed seeing it. The katsina dolls on display were nice but there weren't many. The jewelry and accessories were nice but didn't fascinate. The gift shop is actually half of the experience.... More

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grosse pointe michigan usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The Heard Museum in Scottsdale is just large enough for an hour and a half look at artifacts from Native Americans. We were fascinated at the current exhibits which described how the Native Americans drew pictures in ledger books; they were/are such talented people . The gift shop is very well stocked with lovely items. The museum peaked our interest... More

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San Clemente
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Great small museum which is not as overwhelming as its parent. Best part was the very tasty meal with the freshest ingredients imaginable. Not a fancy spot but very nice ambiance with the desert garden surrounding the guests. Very quick service and low prices for a museum restaurant. Save room for the Flatbread Sundae as it is very unigue and... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Small but very well put together. Nice collection of Indian articfacts as well as excellent descriptions of the history. The gift shop is quite nice and the restaurant looked very good, although I wasn't able to dine there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were staying close by, so popped in before going to Carefree. Very informative. Display was intriguing. Indian artwork on Ledgers depicting historic battles and ceremonies, fascinating. The museum is very calming. Peaked my interest to visit the larger museum another trip. Gift shop attached, many books, We purchased The Three Havelinas for our 3 year old grandson.

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