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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-476-1250
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Ranked #9 of 110 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those interested in Indian culture.
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Columbia, Maryland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Since we have been there before some of the exhibits were familiar, but there were other new and interesting exhibits to see. What we really enjoyed was the first festival of drums which took place in the courtyard in front of the museum. It involved various groups using drums in a display of cultural use of drums. Well worth seeing... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Museum begins with ancient Indian artifacts of the area and continues to modern times and activities. The video on Maria Martinez making pottery was excellent, as were other videos throughout the museum that give insight into Pueblo life.

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texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are interested in Native American culture you will enjoy this museum. The museum has an exceptional exhibit on turquoise jewelry. I loved it because I collect turquoise jewelry pieces.

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Loved it all. So well laid out, complete and fascinating. A must-see! In a beautiful plaza with other museums and a great restaurant.

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Park City, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Beautiful location up on Museum Hill. Our only negatives is that there is more modern artifacts vs. really old ones. The main complaint is that the lighting in the cases is so dim you can hardly see the items and you cannot read the signage in the cases. Many of the LED lights were burned out, too, making it even... More

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Odessa, Ukraine
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was interested in finding out more about Indian cultural heritage and this place was helpful. Also, there are always some temporary exhibits. Ones I have ebjoyed were on photography of Indians and also on tourqoise

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Alexandria, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

This museum is part of the wonderful "Museum Hill" in Santa Fe, where there are 4 museums, and botanical garden, and cafe, all within walking distance. Very well done and worth while. About this museum, they had a beautiful exhibit about the use and meaning of turquoise, really stunning. They also had a pottery exhibit, and one called 'The People... More

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Georgetown, Exuma, The Bahamas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

More than what we had expected. The gardens and sculpture display were awesome. Inside there was so much to see and certainly would recommend that you plan on at least 4 hours to do the museum justice.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Museum did not seem to separate a lot of the displays into the different tribal heritages. It was difficult to trace some of the battles between tribes and very little information regarding how the Indians gathered their food.

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Lexington, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Was supposed to take about 2 hours, but we got so caught up in reading everything and looking at all the interesting pieces, that we made a day of it! And I would do it all again!

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