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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 38 attractions in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Spokane Valley, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We tried to visit the museum on Tuesday, but it was closed. Decided to stop on our way out of town and are so glad we did. Geared to kids of all ages, with lots of hands on learning.

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Tempe, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Since we started our Eastern Washington road trip in Spokane, we decided to make the Museum of Arts & Culture our first stop. "David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work," and and "Lasting Heritage" (Plateau Tribal Cultures), helped set the stage for our journey. Although these are not standing exhibits, I believe there will always be something at the museum to... More

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Concord, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Enjoyed the gallery on Native American artifacts wished it was larger. In a great location the Browne addition if you enjoy looking at older homes worth the drive around the neighborhood.

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San Diego
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This museum is in a residential neighborhood which I was not expecting. There is both a parking lot and on street parking. The museum itself is okay. It is mostly geared towards children and those who want to learn a lot about exploration of the west. I found the lower level about architecture to be the best part of the... More

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Spokane, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

great museum, very nice special shows, take out of town guests. local art, great location. good $$$ for art.

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Versailles, France
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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This museum is not to be missed for anyone who is interested in Plateau Native Americans as the collection is really impressive. Temporary exhibitions are very interesting, the shop though small is well stocked and finally, the middle eastern food at the café is delicious.

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Cottage Grove
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Excellent displays of native culture and northwest architecture. Historic and modern native arts. Rather eclectic mix of subjects.

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