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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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 museum

A real gem with incredible artifacts and beautiful artwork effectively telling the story of the Native American history and culture. Some artifacts over 10,000 years old.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

A real gem with incredible artifacts and beautiful artwork effectively telling the story of the Native American history and culture. Some artifacts over 10,000 years old.

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Not sure why this is open now, there are a few photographs on display and that is it. Perhaps they have better exhibitions in the summer.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Even though one exhibit was closed because of a power outage, the other exhibits were extremely well-done. There was guide giving a tour of the turquoise exhibit, and he was very knowledgeable. Definitely worth the trip!!

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Seattle, WA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The presentation of the art gives little to no information about what you are looking at, the artists, or why any of it is there.

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Boulder, Colorado
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this view of Indian culture and artwork, some traditional, and some very modern. I wandered around at closing time, and the staff was quite pleasant with my just looking around. Very clean and appealing.

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Bay Area, CA
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I'd rea;ly give it 4.5 stars as the place is hard to navigate. The map they give you does not help. Better signage would. From the turquoise exhibit to the history of the Indian struggle with outside cultures, this museum has a great deal to offer. It is part ojf a group of museums on "Museum Hill", and they are... More 

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New York City, New York
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I prefer other museums' collections and displays of Native American art. This does not compare to the Smithsonian or the Museum of Natural History in NYC. It is worth a visit if you love the subject. The objects we saw were often not ancient, but recent. The displays rare much for anthropological than art oriented. The turqoise show was ok,... More 

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new jersey, usa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We enjoyed this museum a lot, there was a special exhibit on Turquoise that we liked very much. The rest of the museum is done in a clever way to walk you thru a day in a tribe, how they live, their customs, lots of maps of the regions, languages spoken etc...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It is worth the time to visit so much information and displays and added feature with your entrance fee you get the Palace of the Governors. It is at least a 5 hour see I suggest allow all day.And you can leave for lunch and go back in no added fees.

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Petawawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There is a lot of museum and gallery and this one is average not more than that. Others could be seen before.

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