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Address: Arizona 264 and Loop Road, P. O. Box 1840, Window Rock, AZ 86515
Phone Number: 928-871-7941
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A very nice visit

Many Native American museums tend to be not well curated but the Navajo Nation Museum has galleries pertaining to historical information, cultural information, a gallery of fine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Iamalwayslost
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Palo Alto, California
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is free, well maintained and many old and unique artifacts. The building itself is very interesting and really liked the openness.

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Thank steele8118
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Excellent venue for both conference sessions and learning about the Dine people. Also the location for the office of Miss Navajo Nation and gift shop. Friendly staff, convenient location, excellent exhibits.

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Palo Alto, California
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167 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Many Native American museums tend to be not well curated but the Navajo Nation Museum has galleries pertaining to historical information, cultural information, a gallery of fine arts and a wonderful gallery for currant shows. I had the pleasure to see a fabulous photographic exhibit by Kenji Kawanoʻs 40 years of photographing the Navajo Nation and especially the code talker.... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I was expecting a little more of a history from the museum but while it contained lots of exhibits and pictures I did not really feel it told the story of the Navajo. Worth dropping by but don't expect too much.

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Thank Philip E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful museum that covers the history of the Navajo Nation, just around the corner from Window Rock, a naturally formed opening on the sandstone rock. The Window Rock park contains a monument to commemorate the Navajo Code Talkers that contributed to the success of several campaigns during WWII. The town of Window Rock holds a daily flea market where you... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Long Walk exhibit was very informative, it complements the excellent exhibit at the Dine' College in Tsaile, Navajo Nation. It is wonderful to see the Indigenous Peoples telling their story from their perspectives rather than about them from non-Native Peoples. Congratulations to the Navajo Nation for this Navajo Nation Museum, we look forward to seeing more outstanding exhibits. Three... More 

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Thank pat936
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We enjoyed a visit to this museum. It gave my daughter the chance to learn about the Long Walk, the Navajo Code Talkers, the way of life of the Dine, and see examples of the crafts of the Navajo.

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Thank Carey S
Dallas, Texas, United States
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My wife and I chose to visit here on our vacation to the Navajo Nation this year. It was worth the visit, but we felt they could do a bit more. PROS: It is easy to find and has plenty of parking. The people we met were friendly and helped us as we did not know where to start our... More 

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Myersville, Maryland
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Art and photos mainly, but the accompanying descriptions tell a lot about Navajo life. The volunteers at the museum are very willing to talk about their culture also.

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Thank ralojre
Massachusetts
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This free museum offered introductions to Navajo history and culture, a rich array of traditional artifacts, and historical and contemporary photographs. The architecture references traditional Navajo design. There's also a traditional hogan (a house and ceremonial site) outside. A terrific starting point for a visit.

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