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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: 505-476-1250
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This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those...

This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those interested in Indian culture.

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Wonderful Detail, Modern Exhibit Design

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. It is located less than a 10 minute drive from the Santa Fe Plaza, and has a great little plaza of its own that it shares with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Crystal L
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. It is located less than a 10 minute drive from the Santa Fe Plaza, and has a great little plaza of its own that it shares with the International Museum of Folk Art and a restaurant. The outside area is a good place to take in the adobe architecture and nearby mountains.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum and cultural center is fantastic! Four separate exhibit galleries feature local native American heritage (with some 1,300 amazing and unique objects and art pieces), pottery, art and jewelry. There is a theatre and docent led tours, which are informative and fascinating. Whether you want to spend thirty minutes or an entire day, there is so much here to... More 

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Littleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture very much. The highlight for me was the Turquoise Exhibit, which I could easily enjoy again and again. The various outdoor sculpture provide both entry and exit joy. The photos of various sites were fascinating. David's Bradley's paintings gave an insightful view, often mixed with irony and humor,... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum contains an outstanding development of Indian culture from the beginning to the present. Other displays in the museum show outstanding pieces of Indian handicraft and current Indian art. It also has a great gift shop of actual Indian handicraft.

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Thank DWS104
Fontana, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the exhibits were by current artists. The majority of them were very thought provoking. Both of us enjoyed it a great deal. I would have liked to have had several more hours

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"The walk through time" to experience the history of Native America, especially of the Southwest is well done, but it's the pottery and weaving that are special. There is an excellent gift shop, featuring contemporary Native American Artists. PS: You can buy a pass which admits you to all the excellent state museums: The Museum of International Folk Art, the... More 

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Hewitt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent several hours here on a snowy afternoon. There are several rooms with different exhibits. Our favorite was The Art of David Bradley. The largest exhibit (Here, Now and Always) took the most time, but was also the most informative about history, culture, arts and customs of numerous groups of plains and pueblo Indians. It was a very good... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Very informal tour done by a volunteer. /many different museums at this location. You will need 5-6 to see all four.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

No photos are allowed in the museum. Take the time to read the quotes along the walls and watch a few of the movie clips along the way too.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Worth dedicating a day to visit the museum complex. My visit was specifically to see the pottery exhibit for the Indian pueblos (which was fantastic!). The turquoise exhibit was also incredible. Had no idea this was part of a large museum complex (@ Museum Hill) that includes folk art museum and others. The grounds are beautiful and serene. If plan... More 

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