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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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Wonderful museum

This is a jewel of a museum. The displays are organized and the items on exhibit are the best of the best. We have been three times and have enjoyed it each time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is a jewel of a museum. The displays are organized and the items on exhibit are the best of the best. We have been three times and have enjoyed it each time.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This surprisingly interesting museum, privately owned, is a little gem in the town now most noted for the Crystal Bridges museum of American art. It's a varied and fascinating collection that ranges from precolumbian art to contemporary Southwestern pottery, with all kinds of artifacts to appeal to viewers of all ages. There's even a teepee with arrowheads for the kids... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Although it is a bit difficult to find in Bentonville, we were very pleased with our visit to this museum and we highly recommend it. The displays are lovely, complete, and informative--even the arrowhead explanation was interesting! The people who work there are very enthusiastic about their the museum's offering and very helpful. In addition, the gift shop is a... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

What a great museum! I saw pots, Indian artifacts that I have never seen before. The welcome was immediate and the information about the collection was very through. A great place for families, teens, couples and individuals to visit. Also the gift show was marvelous!

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Museum of Native American History is a wonderful museum filled with first rate native American artifacts. Its collection ontains arrowheads, effigy jars, baskets, blankets, pottery and more.My Road Scholar trip to Arkansas included a stop at this amazing museum and I was blown away by the breadth and depth of its fine collection. Plan on 1-1 1/2 hours to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you are in Bentonville, you must visit this museum. The collection is impressive and the lecture more impressive and informative and entertaining!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Having discovered that Crystal Bridges didn't open until 11, we decided to kill some time at this little museum just a mile or two from CB. On the edge of a residential neighborhood, the museum looked like it might have been a church in an earlier incarnation. A large teepee and bronze bison decorate the front yard, and an imposing... More 

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Verona, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

If you're in the Bentonville area, be sure not to mist this museum devoted to Native American history and artifacts. It is a learning experience as well as a feast for the eyes. The collection is marvelous.

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This Native American museum was recommended as a must to see, and we were not disappointed! We were surprised at the very professional way all of the artifacts were presented in really attractive cabinets that were also well lit. The explanation plaques were well written, and the hand-held audio devices very helpful. The videos explaining the time periods were welcome... More 

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Springdale, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting and worth your time to see. They have artifacts from all of North America and a few from South America.

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

Dear RJLee7 of Springdale, AR., Thank you for taking the time to visit the Museum of Native American History and letting more people know about us. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

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