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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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Remarkable Collection

This museum has a truly remarkable collection of Native American artifacts testifying to the artistic abilities and highly skilled, patient craftsmanship by native people in many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Harlan S
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Shoreview, Minnesota
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Shoreview, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This museum has a truly remarkable collection of Native American artifacts testifying to the artistic abilities and highly skilled, patient craftsmanship by native people in many regions of North America. The scope of the exhibits is wide, the displays exceptionally well done, the welcoming attitude and helpfulness of the staff beyond any reasonable expectation, and that there is no charge... More 

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Tallulah, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have always been fascinated by the Indians of North America since I was a small child. I have even collected many artifacts myself since I was 9 yrs. old. I have been to many small town museums which had very good artifacts from their local area but nothing like this museum. I am like so many on this site.... More 

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Bella Vista
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband and I visited the Museum of Native American History today and were so pleasantly surprised by how many rare and intact artifacts are there, from arrowheads and grinding stones to headdresses and unique face-shaped and animal-shaped bottles and bowls. There is even a mammoth skeleton to usher you into the reception area. We were handed audioguides, which were... More 

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Sunrise Beach, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

2nd trip thro Bentonville, this time I made a point to stop here . Time well spent. I'm a re-enactor and was on my way to Austin Texas for a large POW_WOW. I look at things that help me to dress, act, correctly, ( I do everything by hand the way they did), and to learn the real story of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to learn more of the history of the early days of our nation. Many artifacts and narratives to describe the items you see. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I live less than a mile away from this museum and walked there one day with my daughter. What a pleasant surprise! The extensive collection of Indian artifacts is beautifully displayed and very educational. You can take as little or as much time as you want exploring the displays and engaging in the hands-on activities. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Museum of Native American History was a wonderful surprise. The staff was warm and welcoming. The exhibits are incredible and very educational for our three teens. I was curious to know how much involvement Native Americans had in the acquisitions of the artifacts and the running of the Museum. I haven't been able to find much information on whether... More 

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Dallas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Being history buffs, a friend and I recently made a trip from Dallas, Texs, to visit this private museum. We had no expectations, but were pleasantly surprized by the amount of information and the professional display of the collections of the owner. It will take many more visits to study it in depth,but we got a real appreciation for the... More 

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

Dear Richard H. of Dallas, Texas, A history buff who writes such a great review means so much to us and to our future visitors. We love new visitors, because it makes US happy to see the delightful surprise on their faces on discovering this hidden treasure in a residential neighborhood-- even though the museum is minutes away from the... More 

Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Well done! Chronologically arranged, very friendly staff, free audio devise that enhances each display, you will walk away with an increased appreciation for those who lived here before us. And did I say that it is free - I appreciate people who just want to share their passion.

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

Dear Phil M. of Springfield, MO., We look forward to your next visit-- since you are practically a neighbor, And we thank you for sharing your review and inspiring more people make the Museum of Native American History a destination. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Columbus
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Spent an interesting 30 minutes here. The museum lacks historical context--mainly just artifacts. They were interesting to look at--but not more than that.

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