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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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An Underutilized Institution

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Calif
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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