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Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

2316 W. First Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
509-456-3931
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Ranked #7 of 42 Attractions in Spokane
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
Owner description: The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest with 5 underground galleries, an orientation... more » Owner description: The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest with 5 underground galleries, an orientation gallery, cafe, store, education center, community room and the Center for Plateau Cultural Studies. The MAC campus also includes the historic 1898 Campbell House, library & archives, an auditorium and outdoor amphitheater. The exhibits and programs focus on three major disciplines: American Indian and other cultures, regional history and visual art. The MAC is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Friday open by donation 5 to 8 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. « less
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Cheney, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There really isn't all that much to the MAC. I've gone a few times for special displays and they were cool to see but the rest gets kind of boring. It's a small place and for what you get to see it's over proced. I don't mind paying for a good museum display but I think I'm going to pass... More

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California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
36 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

but definitely worth the drive. This is an interesting little museum, with very friendly staff. Well worth the time and effort involved.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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147 reviews 147 reviews
51 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Spokane MAC displays the various aspects and history of life in the Spokane area, past and present. The displays are uniquely presented in a "views" format. This means they take all the aspects of living or having lived in the area and present them in pictures or memorabilia. The displays provide an extensive history of the area in fun,... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We visited on a rainy and windy day to take a break from outdoor activities. Thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The staff was very friendly and willing to share their knowledge of the history of the area. Make sure you sign up for the (free) house tour. Our guide was wonderful and knowledgeable.

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BEAVERTON
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94 reviews 94 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This museum has several buildings, a main area with art exhibits and a historic house next door. We spent a couple hours and really enjoyed everything.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I came here with my mom a few months ago. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to look at all of the exhibits and take the tour of the Campbell home. I love that you can take a tour of the Campbell home it was really neat to see such an old home in such beautiful condition.

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Vancouver
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I was on my way out of Spokane en route to Wenatchee but thought I'd pass by this museum before leaving town. I'm very pleased I made the detour. The museum itself is in a lovely building, and the exhibits were fascinating and very well presented. It's probably a good idea to call ahead to ensure that the current installation... More

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Special exhibits. History of region when mining fortunes were made. Tour the victorian Campbell House built by Kirtland K. Cutter. A "do not miss" when in Spokane

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SPOKANE
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum has featured exhibits during the year so the subject varies but it is never disappointing. The Da Vinci and Star Wars exhibits were really wonderful. They also have the Campbell house which is a restored home from the late 1800's.

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Bellevue, Washington
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118 reviews 118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We went here to check out the mid-century architecture exhibit and ended up having a delightful afternoon enjoying all this place has to offer. We were given the option to take a free tour of the Campbell house next door which was a comprehensive and fascinating step back in time of early Spokane and the people who built the various... More

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