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California State Indian Museum

2618 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
916-324-0971
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Ranked #31 of 96 attractions in Sacramento
Type: History Museums
Description: This museum explores a diverse range of Native American topics, from history to culture to art.
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Midpines, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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Antelope, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place to see movies and especially 3D movies. Comfortable seats and great sound system make for a very enjoyable movie experience. Reasonable prices for popcorn and soda.

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Decatur, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I used to live in Sacramento and I decided to be a tourist on my most recent visit. I apparently had overlooked this small but delightful museum. It is literally hidden in the shadows of Fort Sutter. You can plainly see it from the K-Street side. The walls are adorned with the best of Native American artwork and photos. The... More

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Woodland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

great day with my 3rd graders class, they all enjoyed the history. They have a little bit of everything there,

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I loved this small museum. Although it is small it is worth a visit especially if you are visiting Sutters Fort at the same time.

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Bremerton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

It does a good job in describing the lesser known Indian tribes of California. the California tribes were more scattered and smaller than the tribes in the Eastern US or on the Great Plains, so they have received less coverage in history books. Also, many of the California tribes were wiped out by disease when they attempted to join the... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This museum was useful for investigating the native past of this region. Staff was helpful. A little hectic on free days.

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Sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Many Northern California Indian baskets - Pomo, Mono, etc. with feathers in some instances. A small display about Ishi was out on loan unfortunately. The docent was helpful with information about the exhibits. We visited when there was as "fair" going on with authentic Indian crafts for sale and an Indian flutist playing.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Very well done museum with interesting artifacts, photos and stories. They have a nice scavenger hunt to keep the kids busy and to get them to look at the exhibits.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I loved this museum, the displays there were breathtakingly beautiful and it held a deeply spiritual atmosphere for me. I was lucky enough to visit on a day when there were market stalls there and managed to buy some beautiful jewellry and unique gifts. The market stalls in no way detracted from the spirit of the museum either, sometimes accompanying... More

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