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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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Well-Designed Informative And Fun Exhibits for the Whole Family!

We had been wanting to visit this local attraction for some time, so we added it to the agenda for the grandkids' visit this year. We really did not expect that it would keep the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Rogers, Arkansas
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Rogers, Arkansas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We had been wanting to visit this local attraction for some time, so we added it to the agenda for the grandkids' visit this year. We really did not expect that it would keep the attention of the 6 & 8 year olds long, but we stayed over an hour. Look for a complimentary arrowhead around the teepee outside. And... More 

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Denton, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This museum has artifacts of all kinds (including thousands of arrowheads and other rock tools) and is very well organized to help you understand how the native american peoples lived their lives utilizing most anything found in nature. It was fascinating to get a better understanding of their way of life! Great collection!

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

Dear Jhall27 from Denton, TX., Thank you for your visit to the Museum of Native American History and also for taking the time to write a travel recommendation for future visitors. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Columbia, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Our initial thoughts on a Native American History Museum would be displays of Indian Artifacts, headdresses, and pictures of past Indian Chiefs. Well all that was there but so much more. The museum started in the paleolithic period some 14,000 years ago and traced the progress of the human culture in North America, Mexico, Central America, and South America. The... More 

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

Dear Tim V from Columbia, MO., Thank you for your visit. The museum curator-- Matt Rowe -- is in the museum Tuesdays and Thursdays-- my favorite days in the museum because he brings history alive. I'm glad you had the Matt experience. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Frankfort, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were totally amazed at the size of this Museum. It is much bigger than it looks.There is so much history reguarding the Native Americans. If you enjoy this period we reccommend taking some time to visit.

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

Dear Rlane2 from Frankfort, IN., Thank you for your visit and taking the time to recommend the Museum of Native American History as a NW Arkansas as travel destination. We hope you will visit us again, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

As an archaeologist myself who has worked at the Blackwater Draw site and museum in New Mexico, I was impressed by this museum. Once you enter the doorway, you are greeted by a woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) skeleton, complete with sound effects. The displays of lithic materials/projectile points was wonderful with every type labeled and seperated by time period from... More 

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

Dear Christine C from Norman, OK., Wow! Thank you for your visit and the amazing recommendation on Trip Advisor. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Excellent, free museum saw items never seen before and we have been traveling and touring fulltime for 18 years.

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

Dear Nan J from Surprise, AZ., It means a lot to have someone who is well traveled take the time to write the Museum of Native American History such a wonderful recommendation as a travel destination. We hope you will visit the museum again and promise we are ever growing and adding to our story of a 14,000 year history... More 

Charlestown, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This an amazing stop. We spent hours here. From looking for arrow heads in rocks out front. Exploring museum. Gift shop . staff was incredible and helpful. Ready to go back.

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

Dear NanaStoner from Charlestown, IN., Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write the museum a sweet review. We're glad that you are ready to come back for another visit, because we are ready for your return to the Museum of Native American History in NW Arkansas. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I Just Loved This Museum it's free they take donations ! Awesome collection you just have to go! Couldn't believe how extensive the arrow head collection was ! And the pottery that dates back to 1200 ad and before I've been to a lot of Museums but this was one I could do again ! Just can't stop thinking about... More 

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

Dear lblack5219 from Hot Springs, AR., Thank you for such a lovely review. So glad your visit to the Museum of Native American History has stayed with you...that means we shall look forward to your return visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

New Braunfels, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We have visited Native American Museums all over the US and this one tops them all. This museum has incredible exhibits...displayed with much care as to authenticity and presentation. The arrowhead collection is above and beyond...not only in size but they are time lined and organized by types. So many displays of ancient artifacts are musty, dusty and thrown together... More 

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

Dear elviejo2015 from New Braunfels, TX., History is FUN! History is imagination! The Museum of Native American History has many students visit the museum and I always like to begin their visit by erasing their brains and have them go back to a time of no computers, no phones, or TV-- and have them imagine that they made or use... More 

North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

In an unassuming location in Bentonville stands a pearl of historical collections. This museum has collected artifacts of Native Americans from many collections into one site for a comprehensive presentation of said history. The audio wands enhance the experience by giving aural background to the displays. A must visit for those who go to Bentonville for Crystal Bridges.

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

Dear Michael L. from North Little Rock, AR., Thank you for a pearl of a review that will surely encourage others to make the Museum of Native American History a must destination when they are in NW Arkansas. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

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Address: Address: 202 SW O Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone Number: (479) 273-2456
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Bentonville
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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