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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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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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Fantastic in every way!

This wonderful attraction is wonderfully organized in a way that is appealing to children and adults alike. It is historical in its layout, tracing the history of Native... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This wonderful attraction is wonderfully organized in a way that is appealing to children and adults alike. It is historical in its layout, tracing the history of Native Americans in ALL the Americas chronologically, but it also spotlights the artistic aspects of the artifacts on display. The hand-held audio players are wonderful in that you do not need to listen... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful little museum with a top notch collection that is beautifully displayed. The audio tours are free and extremely informative.

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Bath, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a personal tour by the museum owner. A wonderful collection of Native American artifacts. Our group was large (45+) but the museum was able to handle us. We had time on our own after the tour. The gift shop provided a nice selection of memorialbilia. Need to visit again to take in all the information. Amazing!

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Ledyard, Connecticut, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a terrific find in this exceptionally well curated museum. Simple design outside does not peppers you for the large space inside with great presentation both with videos and interactive sessions. Curator is on site knowledgeable and personable. Outstanding collection of Mississippian culture artifacts as well as Plains tribes one of the best Headdress collections around. This should not be... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was pretty empty of other tourists while we visited. Such a shame, was an excellent museum. Easy to find, easy to walk through. We're old, benches are appreciated! They give you an audio device that made the visit extra special. A reminder that we immigrants from Europe were not the first to inhabit these lands.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The museum is located on the west side of Bentonville, AR, past well restored homes and a city square, all of historical interest. My husband and I particularly liked the pottery, bead work, feather fans, ancient tools and arrowheads.

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Independence, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If you are interested in history/timelines, this is worth the visit. It consists mostly of artifacts relating to different eras. You use an audio device (about the size of a cordless phone) and key in the number of the exhibit you want to hear about. So you can just read about the exhibit or listen to the audio. The length... More 

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

Dear Saundra H. from Independence, OH., Thank you for your visit to the Museum of Native American History and for taking the time to write the museum a review that will inspire others to make us a destination. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you have nothing else to do, this is worth a visit with kids. Otherwise, spend more time at Crystal Bridges.

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

Dear Nancy K from Naples, FL., Last semester alone, the Museum of Native American History hosted over 4,100 students. It is our dedication to inspire all generations and be a bridge that connects our past, present and future. Thank you for your visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Oakland, California
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We totally enjoyed the uniqueness of this museum for the completeness of how the collection was shown. The staff is very friendly and totally dedicated to one man's effort to make this happen. The focus on the Central area of the U.S. was fitting for where the museum is located, and very easy to find. Enjoy it!

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

Dear jWhitehouse from Oakland, CA., Thank you for taking the time to visit the Museum of Native American History and for writing the museum such a great review. We are ever growing our story and look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Red Bud, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We didn’t know about this museum until we picked up a brochure at the Welcome Center in Bella Vista, AR. What a wonderful museum! Displays are arranged beautifully and I appreciated having the handheld individual audio wand as I walked through the museum. Two of my personal highlights were the buffalo skin depicting Long Dog’s Winter Count and the headdress... More 

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

Dear Linda C. from Red Bud, IL., Thank you for letting our brochure inspire a detour on your road trip. And with much appreciation, thank you for your great review on Trip Advisor that will inspire others to make the Museum of Native American History a destination. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

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