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Address: 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: 800 607 4636 , 505 982 4636
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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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Enjoyed new jewelry exhibit

Since our last visit, they have opened a new exhibit of Native American silver jewelry, showing the development of the jewelry as well as modern pieces from Native American... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mary O
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Westminster, United States
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Westminster, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since our last visit, they have opened a new exhibit of Native American silver jewelry, showing the development of the jewelry as well as modern pieces from Native American artists. Their store remains a favorite place to pick up Native American art and jewelry.

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Thank Mary O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Filled with Native American art and the stories behind its creation--silver, beads, pottery, weaving. Interesting and educational museum in a beautiful setting. On site trading post sells works of current Native American artists. Open most every day year round.

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Thank Hermione4832
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting museum that began as a collaboration between a Boston woman and Navajo medicine man to preserve the Native American legacy. The jewelry exhibit is wonderful. The gift shop is a must see. Well worth the nominal admission of $5

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Thank Pam M
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on "museum hill" this museum is one of Santa fe's small jewels that are visited less than the state museums, which also are excellent. If you like Native American Art you should visit it.

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Thank Elliot S
Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

One of the best museums I've visited. The Coe collection (on display now) is superb and very well explained. There are two other main exhibits, plus the gift show downstairs is an exhibit in itself. Very high quality goods. More kachinas that I have seen in one place. Some outstanding old pots by famous Southwest potters are available to buy.

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1 Thank JimLud
NYC
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This very small museum always has one exquisite, current exhibit. You won't get "museum'd out" here, and you'll see some things that you won't see elsewhere. It's also open Mondays.

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Hillsborough, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

this is a special collection with an interesting history. Nice overview of native american arts and crafts with stunning examples.

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Thank Heather W
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Ok for five dollars. It is very small, just average things. But then I have been probably spoiled by visiting others, one in particular in Cody, WY, but this was kinda boring. A whole exhibit on jewelry. Well, ok. I see the jewelry on the Plaza for sale. Tell me something significant about the meaning of this jewelry in the... More 

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Thank RiverBirch1967
Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Although not a very large museum, a wide range of exhibits show works from across tribes and time periods. The jewelry exhibit is breathtaking!

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Iowa City, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The oldest of the museums on Museum Hill, and it has great elegance and simplicity. The low lights create a peaceful atmosphere in all the rooms. We enjoyed the incredible intricacy of the birch bark boxes and tea set. The Trading Post in the basement is fun and has lots of wonders. Fee was $5.

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