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Navajo Nation Museum

Arizona 264 and Loop Road, P. O. Box 1840, Window Rock, AZ 86515
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Type: Museums
Traveler Description: Set into a sandstone hollow, the Navajo Nation Museum is not just a museum.  It is the Museum, galleries with rotating exhibits, the Navajo Nation... more »
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Gallup, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a really nice building with some basic permanent displays. We have been there when there were special displays of rugs in different traditions...it was great! So...it is kind of a hit or miss experience depending on what the special display is, at the time. The bookstore/gift shop is wonderful. Do not miss the actual "Window Rock" which is... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I made it a point to visit the museum on my recent trip to the area. I knew that I was going to come away from it with a greater appreciation for the Dine. I am glad that I made the stop. Growing up in Utah and even building a house on the Navajo reservation during college didn't teach me... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I wasn't expecting an art exhibit, but much of the space was given to paintings. I was hoping to get more of history and life. There was an overview of history and some interactive exhibits which were nice. Nice gift shop. I was the only person there.

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South Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Not the greatest zoo, but represents local , indigenous animals. Free admission, although donations probably go a long way.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We enjoyed the paintings and learning about the history of the Navajo people, some of which we were familiar with and some we were not. Our visit was on a Monday morning, so there was not much going on. The hogan outside was locked, so no chance to look inside.

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Boulder, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This museum is adjacent to the Quality Inn, so we walked over and spent a couple hours here one day. Admission is free, but we gave generously to their donations jar. We visited a different Navajo Nation Museum in Tuba City years ago, so I was afraid this would just be a copy. But I like this one more. It's... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The small museum in this attractive community center exhibits interesting materials and information about the Navajo culture. The gift shop is primarily a book store with a few beautiful but very expensive craft items.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Enjoyed a quick visit to this museum. Beautiful art and building. Well worth a stop. Great Keshmish Festival too! Our 2 year old enjoyed the kids activities at the festival (Christmas festival).

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We thought this sight was well worth the visit. We learned a lot about the Indians history and enjoyed it while we did.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This museum makes learning about the Navajo people interesting, not a "chore" I wish I could travel back in history, and do something that would make a difference in the way the Navajo,and other tribes were treated by people, mostly white, who were supposedly more "enlightened"' and "knew better".

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