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Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

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Address: 2316 W. First Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Phone Number: 509-456-3931
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Description: The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural...
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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Beautiful place to visit, especially if you can go in the Campbell House. Not especially kid friendly unless they have a special event for them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Alesha H
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Spokane, Washington
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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The museum was actually closed when we went. There were no notices or signs anywhere… We just went to pay and she told us that we couldn't go into any exhibits.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful place to visit, especially if you can go in the Campbell House. Not especially kid friendly unless they have a special event for them.

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Annapolis, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a cross between a modern art gallery and a museum. Very creative exhibit. Great collection of old photographs.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Art Gallery is displaying the stories of Washington. It is a small art gallery (not a museum currently) and the stories are interesting. The best part is the Campbell House Tour (see my review)

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Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Celebrating Spokane's century, the museum features 100 exhibits ranging from fossils to artwork to historic artifacts to more modern things.

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Spokane, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a very small town museum. The art was dismal. The allegedly "exceptional" cafe was like a snack bar with mediocre food, despite some enticing sounding items. Very disappointing.

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Thoughtfully curated museum with many interesting moments. Don't miss the Kodak room of random photos taken by people using their Brownie cameras. And the artists' palettes made into artwork. And the shoes an aluminum plant worker embellished to withstand his harsh working environment. And the artwork featuring a typical living room in a home in the United Arab Emirates (think... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Modern art supplements Spokane's story. The building is beautiful. Kids have a hands on area. Be sure to tour Campbell House next door. That was a bigger thrill for us.

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Colbert, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Spokane history at it's finest! If you're visiting, and more importantly if you live here, this is a MUST!

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The MAC has a better collection of the plateau native Americans than the Smithsonian. There are multiple rotating exhibits in the main museum plus the 1890's Campbell house which is it's largest artifact. A definite stop and plan 2-3 hours

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