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Museum of Native American History

202 SW O Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 273-2456
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Bentonville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great musuem of native American artifacts. Quiet and not well known, but very worthwhile. I highly recommend.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I brought my 5 homeschooled children here for a field trip with another homeschooling family with 5 children. Neither family had been here before and we really had no idea what to expect. But since it was free, we thought it was worth checking out. What an amazing surprise!! Each of us got "phones" to type in numbers of exhibits... More

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West Fork
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This museum was a pleasant surprise. I have always been interested in the first people who came to the Americas, and this museum has some incredible exhibits detailing this long history. The first thing you see when you walk in is a complete, about twelve-foot tall mammoth skeleton! This is a recently acquired additon and is truly awesome. It signifies... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

There is a ton of history here! I was blown away by how much Native American history was right here in my home state. Great learning experience! Very entertaining as well. As you enter the museum you are greeted by a mammoth skeleton. The adults and kids all loved the whole experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

If you are at all interested in evolution or any Indian culture, this is a must! This was by far, to date, the best chronological history of man, after the ice age to the 20th century. This museum has a wonderful array of artifacts from a variety of indian cultures. It is curated with every attention to detail. The museum... More

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Springdale, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A beautiful collection of artifacts worth stopping to check out. They used to have a giant TEepee set up but no longer, makes no difference though. If you're interested in Native American history you'll enjoy your visit.

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

Dear Thesponea M, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of our museum. Folks like you who help us spread the word are really a great asset to our museum. I'm curious, though, how you missed our 20 foot tipi-- it's still in the front yard and always has been! Thanks again and Best Wishes,... More

phoenix, arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Bentonville's Museum of Native American History is a must see museum. Like its much bigger 'museum' sibling, Crystal Bridges, MONAH is worth the trip to North West Arkansas and is a labor of love by its passionate and knowledgeable founder. The collection is extraordinary. I have been a collector and student of Native American Studies for over 30 years and... More

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

Dear Bossmare0077, Thank you so much for such a beautiful and heartfelt review. It's a wonderful feeling to know that all of our hard work is so appreciated-- and you are so right that our museum is a labor of love on the part of all of us. And we are always working on it, expanding it, improving it, and... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were very impressed by the quality and and the number of artifacts in this great Museum. Would say this is a do not miss!

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

Dear nataliebvan, Thank you so much for your great review. It may not seem like a lot, but these TripAdvisor reviews really do help us get the word out-- and look at us, the number one rated thing to do in Bentonville! We hope to see you again really soon. Best Wishes, Stephanie Brown Director MONAH More

Saint Peters, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I was very impressed with the amount of artifacts and information the museum contained. Very pleasant atmosphere and the videos were very educational.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Wonderfully presented and beautifully representative of the Native American. The guided tour was so helpful and I experienced more about this culture than I have in a long time. The facility is inviting and the enthusiasm of the person we dealt with was inspiring. Please do yourself a large favor and come see this museum.

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

Dear CaminoBoo, Thank you for your lovely review of our museum. I know it may not seem like much, but our primary mode of advertising is still word-of-mouth, and these TripAdvisor reviews sure do help. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your journey through the history of native America with us. You're always welcome back any time. Best Wishes,... More

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