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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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Tuba City, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

i just love coming here! all the navajo history you want to know is here. from the great long walk to Fort Sumner and to our annual crowning of Miss Navajo Nation. Ohhh plus the art is amazing :) theres alot of young talented artist on the Navajo Nation.

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Curitiba, Pr
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Awesome to see the other side of the history classes and how respectfully the natives treated the white and what they got back from them. Really enjoyed it!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Navajo Nation Gov put money into this initially but seem to have dropped the ball lately. I remember this being much more impressive when it was first built. There are several exhibits with misspelled words which is particularly disheartening when you are reading about the experiences during the Long Walk. You would think that someone would have enough respect... More

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Miami, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you want to see some cool artifacts and exhibits of Navajo history, you should stop by here. It's a nice building with interesting artifacts. It's small - you could run through it or spend an hour there. It depends on your interest level.

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Gallup, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
38 helpful votes 38 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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