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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

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Address: 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: 800 607 4636 , 505 982 4636
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic...
The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
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See Indian Jewelry at its best and a nice shop

Outside of town, on a hill with other museums, is this museum dedicated to native American art and jewelry. It is well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Dayton, Ohio
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent displays of Native American art, located near Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Permanent displays can change. Also a good gift shop downstairs.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Outside of town, on a hill with other museums, is this museum dedicated to native American art and jewelry. It is well worth a visit.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have been in Santa Fe many times and never been in this wonderful museum. I can't believe that I have missed out on this jewel. They have an amazing collection of Native American artwork and fabulous jewelry. The displays are perfectly organized and really great examples of both well known and little known styles of art. One of the... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were lucky enough to catch celebrated storyteller Joe Hayes on his final Saturday night performance of the season. Hats off to the museum for offering such a wonderful experience!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was very interesting to see how much jewelry has changed from decades ago and to see that history all in one place made perfect sense. The staff was very knowledgeable. The admission collector was kind to my children as well and made us feel welcomed. The grounds are very well maintained and the Trading post also had a great... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The former personal collection of a white museum director is housed here. As such there are some very old pieces, late 1700's and new ones from this decade. Each piece is identified by the tribe and local. A wide variety of clothing types is on display. There is a lengthy explanation of the art that went into the creation of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

OK. I thought it was museum. It seems to more of an art gallery. There were some older pieces that were interesting. The newer ones are current art pieces.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It's a special place for sure. I've been here dozens of times over 25 years & I'm always surprised! Why? The collection / presentation is alway different ! Not your usual staid museum. Always interesting & cutting edge art. Best part ( for me ) is on the Basement level - the Trading Post, & it's authentic - even the... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I guess we were expecting more. Took our time through the beautiful exhibit of silver jewelry, which was well done, don't get me wrong. We assumed this was a special exhibit. But then, we continued down the stairs expecting to start into the real meat of the museum and discovered.... there was no more museum... that was it. Hmmm

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Wheelwright Museum is located at the top of museum hill, a beautiful setting. The entry price of $5 was reasonable for the exhibit of beautiful Native American silver jewelry and art pieces. Each artist was profiled with introduction of their techniques. The gift shop on the lower level has a wonderful selection of handcrafted jewelry at prices comparable to... More 

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