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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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Tucked away from the city square is a magnificent tribute to native american. The museum is arranged to begin very early in time and moves to current times. Some of the worlds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Tucked away from the city square is a magnificent tribute to native american. The museum is arranged to begin very early in time and moves to current times. Some of the worlds best archeological finds are represented here. Just a beautiful place.

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

Dear Jams4golf from Bentonville, AR., Thank you for your review. We hope you will visit the museum again and again and always see something that inspires you. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Arkansas
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86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What started as one boy's Boy Scout arrowhead collection has grown into a nationally recognized free museum of prehistoric artifacts to the late 1800's. Headphones make touring well organized and informative. All ages will enjoy their visit.

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

Dear Razorsue from Arkansas, We appreciate your visit and look forward to your next. The Museum of Native American History is ever growing and adding more dimension to the 14,000 year story we tell of Native American life from all of the Americas. Thank you for your review. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very neat museum with lots of things to look at. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The audio wands used for the self-guided tour are very helpful for understanding the displays. A must see in Northwest Arkansas.

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

Dear Shantel H, Thank you for your visit and taking the time to write a review encouraging others to make the Museum of Native American History a destination. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Lowell, Arkansas
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Small museum with lots of arrowheads and Native American tools. Interesting and enjoyable. Search for arrowheads outside and pick out your favorites to buy, it's cheaper than buying the ones they sell inside and they're bigger.

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

Dear 15travelingwith3kids from Lowell, AR., Thank you for your visit. Children under 15 are always welcome to go on an arrowhead hunt and go home with one FREE arrowhead. We look forward to your next visit, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I love this museum! I have not been since they expanded and I am ready to see all the new exhibits! It is donation only. The people that work there are very friendly and knowledgeable. Do yourself a favor and check it out! You will not be disappointed!

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

Dear Keelty K from Broken Arrow, OK., ...We love your enthusiasm in your review that surely will encourage others to make the Museum of Native American History a destination when they are in NW Arkansas! See you next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

From the outside, you wouldn't think that the museum was anything to speak of - until you walk inside. The nooks and crannies kept on coming, hallway after hallway opened into another section showcasing artifacts and pottery from many different tribes. Amazing what they were able to make with no tools. I also loved the handmade jewelry (each has the... More 

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

Dear Peggy G from Massachusetts, Thank you for such a fabulous recommendation. We are still growing and adding more dimension to the 14,000 year story of Native American life from all the Americas. We hope you will visit the Museum of Native America history again in the future. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Durant, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place was amazing it was a great experience i loved looking for arrow heads and also loved the set up inside i would definitely go again and recommendations people to go of they are ever in the area.

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

Chelsey_alley from Durant, OK., WE are happy you had a great experience at the Museum of Native American History. WE will look forward to your next visit and you can go on another arrowhead hunt....collect the whole set. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Will need to come back as I got there near closing. Glad I went by and will certainly return as there was a lot to see and learn.

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

Dear StlMojo from Saint Louis, MO., WE look forward to your next visit. After three years here even I haven't absorbed it all... and we are still growing. Thank you for taking the time to write the Museum a recommendation. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

White Hall, Arkansas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This museum is the most interesting museum I've been to in years. The staff are great, very informative and friendly! I loved being greeted by the Wooly Mammoth! The exhibits are perfect and it is the largest collection of artifacts together that I've ever seen. The hand-held remotes are easy to understand and make the visit easy and able to... More 

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

Dear Phyllis D from White Hall, AR., Thank you for visiting the Museum of Native American History and writing such a nice review of your visit. May "Tusker" the Wooly Mammoth trumpet your praises to future museum guests. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Roy, Utah
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The first part of this is mostly arrowheads, LOTS of arrowheads. Then you move on to pottery and clothing. For it being a FREE museum, it was really nice. Plus they let you "hunt" for arrowheads in the front of the building, kids under 12 keep theirs for free, the rest are $0.50 each. The kids loved looking for all... More 

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

Dear RunninNugg from Roy, Utah, Thank you for making t he Museum of Native American History a destination on your visit to NW Arkansas. We hope you will stop by the next time you are in the region. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

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