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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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a completely unique and very educational museum depicting the history of Native Americans in this area. Our children absolutely love it. There is an area for them to find arrowheads, see what a Tee Pee was actually like and the curators are always available and willing to answer questions or point things out. We truly enjoy learning about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Our community college class visited the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, AR yesterday. It has many artifacts from Native Americans including arrowheads, headdresses, beaded vests, many examples of ancient pottery. I did not expect to see such a wonderful collection here so it was a wonderful surprise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Another great museum and exhibit in Bentonville. This is a great collection, mostly of the plains Indians, not only of points, arrowheads, knives but of utensils, bowls but wonderful examples of seed beaded clothing. Great talking wand system for explanations. No charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Why is this museum not better known? A mammoth skeleton at the front door; well organized and describe arrow heads; effigy pots that I'd never seen: a duck bowl with a turtle on its tail, a two dog bowl; the most beautiful Plains feathered head dresses, ... I'm only sorry we couldn't spend all day looking more closely at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Awesome place beautiful Indian culture.the first house. Indian purses, jewelry. Just plain beautiful if you love the indian culture.

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

Dear Shanna M, Thank you for your kind review. Reviews such as yours help us so much. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I loved this museum as it was put together so well. From a Native American point of view I loved it. Easy to read or listen to the message on the hand held machine. It was free but would have gladly paid for entrance into the museum. I am Indian and am raised as a Indian but learned some more... More 

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

Dear Bluesgal, We look forward to your next visit. Like you, I learn something new everyday from the stories of our visitors. Your review going out to world is so appreciated. Thank you again for your great review. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This museum is out of the way, and I had never heard of it until a friend told me about it. It contains many items which are displayed and explained very well. A wonderful explanation and presentation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

This museum is well put together. Not only is admission free, but they have free audio devices and the kids can hunt for arrowheads for free after they visit the museum. Tons of information and beautiful artifacts! This is a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Amazing artifacts, most know legible curator. Truly a treasure! Like this better than Crystal Bridges.

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

Dear Eric Coil, Thank you for your amazing review. Since your last visit, we have added the Wajaje Winter Count and over 30 new artifacts to our permanent collection. We look forward to your next visit. Until then, look for the announcement in 2015 of our Museum of Native American History photo book by our curator Matt Rowe. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you are into Native American History or not, this place is simply amazing. They have so much to see from pictures, paintings, headdresses, other pieces of clothing and pottery that it really brings to life the story of Native Americans. It is extremely well organized and very visual but there is plenty to read and listen to on your... More 

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

Dear jewelrylover, Thank you so much for your great review? We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We do everything we can to make sure our guests have an enjoyable and informative experience while visiting our museum. Please come back and see us if you find yourself in the Bentonville area. Thank you again and have... More 

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