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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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Great Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Calif
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Huntington Beach, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This museum, which sits on the same property as Sutter's Fort, is a real gem. Beautiful, so well done, marvelous exhibits. It needs more exposure! A woman we met at Sutter's Fort told us about it; we had not heard of it otherwise.

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Being on the site of Sutter's Fort helps you realize they both were happening at the same time. The exhibits are exquisite examples of the many tribes, and the staff is quite knowledgeable. Another must see.

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Gold River, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Be sure to find out when it is open. A nice introduction to Indian basket art and other works. Bring the children and a lunch and spend some time in the near by park.

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Sunny Place
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My bf and I stumbled across this museum and still talk about it fondly in memory. So much history and so much to learn! You leave knowing how to make Acorn Flour, great if you get lost in the Sac. Forrest. It is small, but we easily spent two fun hours reading every beautiful display. When you grow tired of... More 

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Sacramento
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place has some icredible objects. They have the world's smallest basket! If I'm not mistaken, it can fit through the eye of a needle... I can't imagine the painstaking effort and time it would take to make that! There are many wonderful pictures of Native American life and ceremonies throughout the museum as well as beautifully beaded baskets woven... More 

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Midpines, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had a little trouble finding this place but it was worth it. No pictures allowed inside. Lots of exhibits and pictures and we spoke with a wonderful guide who was very well informed and friendly. ( We may have even identified a family member in an old pic). Definitely worth the trip.

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