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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
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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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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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

bravestrong
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

honestly, I could not fathom how I would enjoy this museum, but read the TA reviews and convinced my friend to allot an additional hour after taking in Crystal Bridges to stick our heads in this museum. We both were absolutely blown away, emerging a couple of hours subsequently. This is a smallish museum in what was formerly a neighborhood... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was a real surprise. We were visiting in Bentonville and had been advised by friends at home of this museum. This is a large collection of Native American artifacts wonderfully exhibited.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I don't know what I was expecting when we arrived at the museum on Tuesday, November 4, with my husband and daughter. I certainly wasn't expecting such an amazing Native American museum to be found in Bentonville, Arkansas. The collection and exhibits are like none I have ever experienced. This is a must see, everyone!! Charlotte Buchanan-Yale who works at... More

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

Dear kimlc23, Thank you so much for writing such a great review. I was happy to hear that you had some time to visit with Charlotte and that she helped make your visit extra special. Our staff is truly invested is making sure each of our guests have the very best experience possible. We hope that if you find yourself... More

Williamsburg, Virginia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
34 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It is clear to see why the nearby Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art does not include much in the way of native American artifacts. No need to! This museum has it all. And most objects are in pristine condition. Plan on at least two hours. Top notch curation. It is a popular venue for school groups so you might... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've seen Native American exhibits in a number of places but this overall is the best and most well rounded! A must see for anyone interested in Native American artifacts. From Peru to Alaska there are exhibits from all!

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Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have gone here a few times in the past few years with kids ages 7-11 and grandparents. Definately worth the trip... Holds everyone's interest for an hour or so. The new mastodon Skelton is great!

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