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Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Address: 2316 W. First Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Phone Number: 509-456-3931
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Ranked #5 of 28 Attractions in Spokane
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural organization in the Inland...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I had not been to the MAC for nearly five years. I walked over, and was impressed by the grounds keeping. When inside, I was warmly greeted by new personnel. I cruised the exhibits, both historical and new artists, and then revisited Joaquin Nails, one of my favorite humorous sculptures of welded railroad spikes bent into walking human figures. The... More 

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Loved the show, what history Spokane has with such talent. The MAC is such a gem, their shows always are a surprise. We are so lucky here in Spokane with

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Spokane, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Whether seeing "Sue" the T. Rex, or a quilting display or Native American art or Spokane history, my grandkids and I always have fun. We all learn something from the special display as well as the standing displays. It's smallish, but that makes it "doable" in an hour or two.

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Colville, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Excellent tour of the Campbell House, and insight into the early days of mining, and railroading that were a part of early Spokane.

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Cheney, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
38 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
57 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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