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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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A most incredible collection of artifacts. Not only is this museum a must see, but is free! We will return again!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Naperville
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Naperville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

A most incredible collection of artifacts. Not only is this museum a must see, but is free! We will return again!!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I didn't know the museum existed until I saw it on TripAdvisor. I loved it. I will go back to the Native American Museum before any other in Bentonvlle. The staff was informative and went overboard in answering my questions. It opens a couple of hours before the others so you can go there first and not miss anything.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was a small but really well-done museum with an awesome gift shop. My kids and I learned a lot. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and they had an awesome gift shop.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A comprehensive record of the Native American history of the surrounding states, their migration, depravation and demise at the hands of the authorities. An absorbing venue a short distance from the centre of Bentonville.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We were in Bentonville to tour Crystal Bridges and decided to take a tour of the Museum of Native American History. We were thoroughly impressed by the quality and content of the museum. I would not miss the opportunity to visit this Museum!

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and extent of the historical presentations in this small museum. My husband and I have visited first class museums in Colorado and Oklahoma and found these displays equal to ones found in much larger facilities. The gift shop was very reasonable and had a nice selection. We will definitely return again!

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This museum has a truly remarkable collection of Native American artifacts testifying to the artistic abilities and highly skilled, patient craftsmanship by native people in many regions of North America. The scope of the exhibits is wide, the displays exceptionally well done, the welcoming attitude and helpfulness of the staff beyond any reasonable expectation, and that there is no charge... More 

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Tallulah, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have always been fascinated by the Indians of North America since I was a small child. I have even collected many artifacts myself since I was 9 yrs. old. I have been to many small town museums which had very good artifacts from their local area but nothing like this museum. I am like so many on this site.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband and I visited the Museum of Native American History today and were so pleasantly surprised by how many rare and intact artifacts are there, from arrowheads and grinding stones to headdresses and unique face-shaped and animal-shaped bottles and bowls. There is even a mammoth skeleton to usher you into the reception area. We were handed audioguides, which were... More 

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Sunrise Beach, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

2nd trip thro Bentonville, this time I made a point to stop here . Time well spent. I'm a re-enactor and was on my way to Austin Texas for a large POW_WOW. I look at things that help me to dress, act, correctly, ( I do everything by hand the way they did), and to learn the real story of... More 

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