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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-476-1250
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Ranked #6 of 93 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those interested in Indian culture.

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Shelburne, Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

"Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning," is a special exhibit (through May 2, 2016) well worth exploring at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Allow 30 minutes to absorb the truly beautiful collection of jewelry, explained in terms of geology, mining, history, authenticity and value, and arrayed in all shades of turquoise: blue, blue-green, green-blue, green, yellow-green.... More

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Bristol UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The whole museum hill area is really attractive & this museum has really good exhibits. We spent much longer there than we expected and learned a lot going through the main exhibit space. Also really liked the photographic & turquoise exhibits.

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Albuquerque
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our time here looking at the artifacts. We especially enjoyed the ancient items. It's not a super large museum, but it has a good bit of information.

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Chandler, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent and well organized collection. Well worth the time. We enjoyed the music room and the special exhibit on turquoise.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A must go for everyone who wants to know a little more about Native American art and culture! Frequently changes in expositions makes this a great museum to revisit

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Longmont, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a marvelous museum. So much history and Native American culture. Also a sobering reminder of how horribly our ancestors treated these wonderful people.

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Miami
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

One of two museums on Museum Hill, this one focuses on the lifeways and history of Indian people in the American southwest. The main history exhibit beautifully tells this story. If you're interested in pottery, excellent examples of historic and contemporary artwork.

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Colorado, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Went here to look at the temporary turquoise exhibit. Enjoyed walking around. Very well done. The café smelled good but didn't have the time to try it out. Would return and visit when we have more time. Also, try out the Wheelwright museum next door - they have a great gift shop.

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Seattle, Washington
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20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

This museum does an excellent job of presenting the various indigenous peoples of The Southwest. Be sure and visit the pottery gallery and watch the video of the potters process. Like the international folk art museum across the way, there is a lot here so you need to be selective to get some of this in one visit.

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Kalispell, Montana
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434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One of the latest displays is a 3 room extravaganza showcasing the history of Turquoise. The artistry of building beautiful and symbolic jewelry and other decorative art by talented Native Americans is also on display. If you have ever wondered where REAL turquoise comes from exactly, you will find out here. You will also have your questions answered about the... More

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