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Museum of Native American History

202 SW O Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 273-2456
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Ranked #2 of 13 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 give you a glimpse into what life was like for... more » 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 « less
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Webster Groves, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Native American History has the most extensive collection of artifacts that I have ever seen. While some museums have larger collections from a single era and area this museum spans both time and most of the continental United States. Be sure to see the Sweetwater Biface and the "Screaming Quapaw".

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Tristates, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

First day my husband and I had a great time learning about all the Tribes. The cloths they wore and made them self. the tools for hunting. The information was overwhelming. Than we went back to our camp site a hour away and thought, "why did we not get pictures?". I called the next day to ask if we could... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This museum was a surprisingly wonderful find! Spent about 2 hours there but could have stayed longer. I especially loved Lone Dog's Winter Count on buffalo skin--a treasure of the Plains peoples who recorded their history with a pictograph for each year. The museum includes charming pottery from all over North America, beaded clothing and baby cradles, feathered headdresses, and... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Our intentions in Bentonville, Arkansas, were to visit the much touted Crystal Bridges art Museum and the original Sam Walton 5 & 10 museum, which were both enjoyable. However, with extra time on our hands, we were directed to the Museum of Native American History. We are so glad that we found this lovely place, so full of history. Besides... More

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Little building as seen from outside. Totally a gem on the inside. Must must must see. make sure look for the owner and he will explain every part of the art and where it was bought.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This museum is small, but well done. They had a huge collection of arrowheads. I had no idea there were so many different types. They are from all over the world. There is a small gift shop at the end that sold arrowheads for a dollar. Great place to enjoy an hour. No charge but donations welcomed!

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xna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Well worth the stop! This museum has an excellent collection of Native American artifacts. It's set up in logical, chronological order and it's completely free! The staff was friendly and it had a great gift shop. It was very educational and I'll definitely be visiting again soon.

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

Dear KKHamrick, Thanks for writing us such a great review. It may not seem like much, but it really does help, and we really do appreciate everyone who takes the time to review us with TripAdvisor. We hope we see you the next time you visit Bentonville. Best Wishes, Stephanie Brown Director MONAH More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This museum is a wealth of information, and is quite well designed. Definitely recommend the wand that you can carry through the exhibits that explains what you're seeing. My daughter loved hunting for arrowheads out front, and then pressing the numbers on her wand to listen to the story about each item. Worth a visit!

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Tuckerman, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We decided to visit the museum after visiting the "big draw" museum in Bentonville (i.e., Crystal Bridges Museum) and the Museum of Native American History was the hands-down winner of best attraction in Bentonville for us. I'm not a big Native American buff but was very impressed by the number of displays and the quality of the items. The staff... More

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

Dear Susan S, Thank you so much for your high praise! It's always great to find out that our museum was such a great surprise for someone! Keep in mind that we are always expanding the exhibits and improving the museum, so there will be something new to see each time you visit. We hope to see you again really... More

Lebanon, Missouri
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We passed by this museum while traveling to our kids home. Since it is in a residential area, we were not sure of what we would find. We were more than a little surprised by the quality of this attraction. The displays were outstanding and included cultural history, tools, weapons, clothing, living quarters, cooking utensils, pottery and much more. This... More

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

Dear Gary M, Thank you for such a great review! It may not seem like much, but online reviews such as those with TripAdvisor, along with word-of-mouth, are still are best means of advertising. After all, as you pointed out we are a free museum, and it really does help. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit,... More

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