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Museum of Native American History

Address: 202 SW O Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone Number: (479) 273-2456
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Bentonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through America's Past," where we will...
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Type: Museums
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Well done! Chronologically arranged, very friendly staff, free audio devise that enhances each display, you will walk away with an increased appreciation for those who lived here before us. And did I say that it is free - I appreciate people who just want to share their passion.

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

Dear Phil M. of Springfield, MO., We look forward to your next visit-- since you are practically a neighbor, And we thank you for sharing your review and inspiring more people make the Museum of Native American History a destination. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Columbus
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Spent an interesting 30 minutes here. The museum lacks historical context--mainly just artifacts. They were interesting to look at--but not more than that.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

After learning that I had really missed something special in a previous trip to Bentonville, Arkansas, I made a trip back from Dallas just to see this museum. The outside of the building gives little indication of what is inside. Upon opening the front door, you are met by a 99% intact mastodon that roars at you! Inside, you are... More 

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

Dear MWappleton of Dallas, TX., Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your visit. I have been here for over two years and everyday I seem to stop in front of one of the displays and discover a new aspect of a personal story of the creator who made the artifact and the finer... More 

Holland, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Museum of Native American History this past Saturday was a revealing and rewarding experience for gaining a better understanding of the historical Native American presence in North, Central, and South America. From the fascinating collection of arrowheads and stone implements to the headresses and clothing, this museum has an amazing number of artifacts displayed with great... More 

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

Dear Rita H. of Holland, IN., Thank you for taking the time to visit the Museum of Native American History on your visit to NW Arkansas. Mr. David Bogle has indeed created a wonderful environment, however sharing it with our guests is a true honor and privilege. Thank you for such a lovely review...until next time... Sincerely, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I am from Arkansas but was not familiar with it until a co-worker raved about it before our weekend trip. I'm so glad we took the time to stop by. It was well organized, clean, educational, interesting and technologically advanced. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. I came back to Little Rock telling friends and family they should... More 

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

Dear Robin M from Little Rock, We love people visiting the Museum of Native American History for the first time, because most likely it won't be your last. It took me four years to get here and when I walked in I couldn't believe this treasure is in my back yard of NW Arkansas...as the saying goes, 'I liked it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are both school teachers. During a weekend getaway, we visited the museum. I am only sad that it is too far to take my class for a field trip. This is truly a treasure of information.

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

Dear Linda S., Receiving a great review from school teachers means so much. Last semester the Museum of Native American History had over 4,100 students tour the museum through a program called the Magical History Tour. Through Trip Advisor , you have open the door for letting other students, parents and teachers know about MOHAH. We look forward to your... More 

Diamond, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We were told about this museum by the Tourist Information Center at Bella Vista, Arkansas. They gave the Museum rave reviews. This museum was so much better than we ever expected. I just can't tell you how impressed we were with the self guided exhibits. They have hand held audio guide remotes that provide you with very interesting information. We... More 

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

Dear Kay C from Diamond, MO., Thank you for such a great review and for making the Museum of Native American History a destination visit. It is always a pleasure to see the look of satisfied surprise on new guests faces as they finish their self guided tour of 14,000 years of Native American history. I had that happy look... More 

Jacksonville, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We chanced upon the Native American Museum while in Bentonville to visit Crystal Bridges. It was a wonderful museum with a self-guided audio tour that allowed you to go at your own speed. Charlotte was a fine interpreter and source of information.

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

Dear Dxer47_11 from Jackson, IL., Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. The Museum of Native American History is a labor of love and we learn a little more about the story we tell from each visitor that comes through MONAH's doors. And thank you for the conversation. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director . More 

Joplin, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had to drive to Bentonville from out of state for a medical appointment. I looked up attractions in Bentonville and having been at the other two noteworthy attraction (Crystal Bridges and Original Walmart start) I picked the Museum of Native American History as a choice....time permitting. Unfortunately we had only 2 and a half hours before the 5 PM... More 

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

Dear Olaf H. from Joplin, Olaf, you are practically our neighbor living so close to NW Arkansas. Thank you for such a great review. We look forward to your next visit. Watch www.monah.us for announcements of new exhibits and new events for 2015. Thank you again, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Chicago
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very near downtown Bentonville is a free, very thorough and educational museum of Indian artifacts dating back two millennium. In the self guided tour, with a free audio tour, you are taken through Indian cultures of North America. There many fascinating exhibits that speak to Indian life and culture

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

Dear Travel_To_Travel, Thank you so much for letting future visitors learn about the story we tell at the Museum of Native American History. When the museum adds an artifact or new exhibit, it is to give more dimension to the 14,000 year story we tell about the lives of Native American who lived in all of the Americas. For our... More 

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