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California State Indian Museum

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Address: 2618 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone Number: 916-324-0971
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Description: This museum explores a diverse range of Native American topics, from...
This museum explores a diverse range of Native American topics, from history to culture to art.
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Small But Wonderful

There is a richness of treasures to discover within these small walls. Truthfully, it should be ten times its size, but its a lovely way to spend some time whenever you're able.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is not just about the historical tribes of California, but also about the integration (or not) of Native Americans into the culture. Especially interesting is the section on Ishi.

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Suisun City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This museum is housed in a small building, but don't expect a 10 minute walk-through. Set aside at least an hour or more to visit because this place is packed with information about the native peoples of California. You will find lots of examples of tools, baskets, clothing, etc. with descriptions for everything. For young kids, there is a scavenger... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

There is a richness of treasures to discover within these small walls. Truthfully, it should be ten times its size, but its a lovely way to spend some time whenever you're able.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is located right beside Sutters Fort and should not be missed. Entrance is $5 and although only small is really worth it. So many interesting photos and exhibits and guides in museum are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The history of Native Americans in California is not prominent enough - this is a small museum but worth the trip.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

One thing that I wasn't aware of was the history of the indian tribes in the Sacramento Valley. This museum is small but packed with a lot of information on life in the valley before being invaded by the Spanish and other Europeans. If you want to learn more about the native americans in the area, this is the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Well laid out , a good amount of information was available regarding the different tribes. The clothing and artifacts were great and seemed to be different that the last time we were there. Good place for the kids and adults alike

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very interesting place for anyone who wants to know about California's native people. The Indian Museum is on the grounds of Sutter's Fort, and it's well worth a visit, especially if you are taking a look at the fort.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you enjoy learning about local history and culture, this is a "must see" museum. The California State Indian Museum has numerous amazing artifacts. There are beautiful baskets woven with feathers as decoration. There are many different types of baskets and other artifacts used by local tribes on display. The stories told at the exhibits are also very informative.

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Eastherville, Iowa 51334
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

In this building is more history of the indian history than I ever got out of books. We spent a day there and could easily have spent two more days there. The difference in the way the tribes dressed and lived and their customs. The things they used to live with , cook, with and make the clothing. Thier metal... More 

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Additional Information about California State Indian Museum

Address: Address: 2618 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone Number: 916-324-0971
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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