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Museum of Native American History

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Address: 202 SW O Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone Number: (479) 273-2456
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The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through...

The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through America's Past," where we will give you a glimpse into what life was like for America's first inhabitants. The museum is divided into five different time periods that will guide you through the constantly changing lives of the Native Americans, as seen through their artifacts . Our displays feature relics that date from over 14,000 years old to historic times. Come visit our museum and enjoy seeing some of the finest treasures ever created by early craftsmen.Schools and groups are welcomed, call to make reservations. Handicap Accessible

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Fine museum

This is truly a fine museum in the Native American culture. A fine collection in art displays and educational. Beware of the suprise you get when entering the building!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Linda B
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Ruston, Louisiana
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Ruston, Louisiana
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is truly a fine museum in the Native American culture. A fine collection in art displays and educational. Beware of the suprise you get when entering the building!

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Bloomington IL
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were amazed by how many artifacts this small museum owns! The arrowhead collection alone is very extensive. All artifacts are displayed with informative descriptions. However, be sure to do the audio tour. It's all free and very informative. This museum is a terrific place to learn about the American Indian Culture for grade school age children and up. Smaller... More 

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Murrieta, California
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What an incredible collection! Also, the fact that entry is free (donation based) is wonderful, because it gives access to everyone who wants to enjoy these artifacts. The arrowhead collection is superb, just wow! The exhibits are easy to follow/very user-friendly and the information provided is concise and focuses on key points of interest. The layout of the museum is... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although I live in the area it was only the sign on the highway that led me to this hidden museum. I have traveled the world and visited some of the best museums in the world. Having lived in Chicago museums are a part of the tourist scene. What a surprise to see the professional, rare displays of Native American... More 

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1 Thank Lee F
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building looks small, but it is packed with exhibits and artifacts. Too much to see in one visit. They often have guest speakers and Native American entertainers, so check on the website to find out more. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and lots to chat with you about the exhibits. A great place to spend a few... More 

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Michael M, We are so glad you had such an enjoyable experience at the Museum of Native American History. I could not have said it better myself... it is too much to see in one visit. We look forward to your return. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Branson, Missouri
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38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this museum was an awesome experience. This collection of Indian artifacts was far beyond my wife's and my expectations. The artifacts are beautifully displayed. What impressed us most was the collection of pottery with beautiful pieces that are thousands of years old. Anyone who does pottery should visit this museum and see the creativity of the pottery. It's a... More 

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dar Bob E, Thank you for your visit and for writing such a great review that encourages artists today to stop by the Museum of Native American History for inspiration. The museum is still growing and adding to our story of a 14,000 years of Indian History from all of the Americas. There is so much to take in during... More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was quite surprised by this museum and enjoyed spending time going through all the collections and information. The range of articfacts is fascinating. I recommend visiting the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arakansas, when you're in town. It's worth the time.

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Thank Caitlin25
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Caitlin25, Thank you for encouraging others to visit the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas. One visit is never enough and we hope you will visit again in the near future. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Berryville, Arkansas
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This complimentary museum was a great place to go. It was very well laid out and Mr. Walton's success story is very well presented. His office is in tact as it was when he passed away in 1992 and his old truck is on display as well. Very well worth our time.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear kke256, We love the Walmart Museum and closely work with them on projects such as the Magical History Tour.-- where students visit three Bentonville, Arkansas museums --The Museum of Native American History, The Peel Mansion and the Walmart Museum. Your lovely review popped up the Museum of Native American History's Tripadvisor site. I hope this comes to your attention... More 

Carthage, Illinois
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111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The display of arrowheads is overwhelming. It was grand to read of the arrowheads which were common to Native Americans from west central Illinois where we live. It doesn't take long to go through the museum, and the gift store is small yet affordable. I bought a blanket at a great price.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Brightens, Thank you for your visit to the Museum of Native American History, The story the museum tells is of a 14,000 year history of diversity of Native American life and cultures from all of the Americas. When our visitors discover an artifact in the museum from their hometown it is always a reminder that we all are walking... More 

Piscataway, New Jersey
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136 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a bit skeptical at first to bring my 5-year-old nephew for a visit - but he ended up REALLY loving it - like obsessed with all of the history behind the artifacts in the museum. It's free. It's easy to navigate. Super great time! Enjoy!

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear monikaesu28, We never get tired of hearing how the Museum of Native American History has inspired and engaged our young visitors. Thank you for your visit and then going the extra mile to write such a great review. We look forward to your next visit. Until then-- watch our website for fun events for the whole family. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale... More 

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