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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-476-1250
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Ranked #8 of 109 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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Sammamish, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best museums of Indian art work and cultural displays that we have visited anywhere in the Southwest. We especially enjoyed the displays and explanations of the pottery from the different pueblos and how their characteristics had evolved over the years, The film depicting how Maria Martinez made her famous and beautiful pottery is surely worth... More

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toronto
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135 reviews 135 reviews
58 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is part of the bargain $25 museum pass which is good for a year. The collection is outstanding and there is much to learn. We enjoyed the short film on Maria Martinez making her pottery, also the exhibit on turquoise. There are also wonderful photos of native americans. Definitely worth visiting, along with the nearby Museum of International Folk... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed that museum very much. I was very impressed with all statues just outside of the building, but also liked the history and culture of Indian people.

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Callao, Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

You'll need more than two hours to properly visit this museum. The Native American history is well told and very moving. The artifacts are amazing. This museum offers an unforgettable intellectual and emotional experience. Entrance fees are very reasonable. We were able to use our entry ticket on a second visit because we couldn't view all the exhibits in one... More

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Berkeley
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124 reviews 124 reviews
48 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

With the International Folk Art Museum and a lunch at the cafe this is an ideal day. Much of the work in the museum can be seen nowhere else. Highly recommended

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Morro Bay, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Currently showing "Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Alan Houser," which includes five works by the late sculptor displayed outdoors, accompanied by works of other sculptor who were influenced by him. This exhibit runs through May, 2015. Don't miss the regular collections inside, especially the Buchsbaum Gallery and Here, Now and Always.

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west virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was so nicely done. A guided path leads you right through the history of the people's and their culture. Excellent displays of jewelry, an extensive collection of turquoise, musical instruments, tools, weapons,pottery. I really enjoyed this museum, very well done.

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Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went with our 6 and 11 year olds. The two children stayed engaged for about 1.5 hours, in part because of the interactive music recording booth and the family portrait booth that was in the museum for the day. We enjoyed the Here, Now and Always exhibition which was interesting as it covered many decades and different aspects of... More

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Austin, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very scenic sculpture gardens, restaurant and photo opportunities. Good historic spectrum of ancient peoples to present day Indians with super artifacts and docents.

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Petaluma, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Love this museum and the turquoise show that they have going right now is a must see. They have an amazing collection of pottery.

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