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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 107 attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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new mexico
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202 reviews 202 reviews
57 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Always has great exhibits. Now there is a lovely turquoise exhibit, and the Buchsbaum pottery hall is fantastic.

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New York City, New York
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130 reviews 130 reviews
55 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Nice museum on museum hill outside the main center. The museum contrasts past and present of Indian culture and provides a good overview of the history with an objective approach. Interesting for adults and kids alike.

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Waco, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Nice small museum. Lots of info. Great exhibits. Pottery exhibit and film was very interesting. Music exhibit was great.

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barrington, IL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Nice little museum to learn about the history and culture of Pueblo Indian tribes in new Mexico. We did the free docent tour in the am and really learned a lot. Great experience.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The museum sits atop Museum Hill. The views are grand. The exhibits are displayed creatively and in a way that makes sense of the complex native peoples and cultures that lived in this beautiful area.

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Temple, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Santa Fe is home to many wonderful museums, and this one is no exception. We visited the Native American music exhibit and a wonderful exhibit of photographs of American Indians--most from the mid to late 19th century. Don't miss the gift shop, also. It has high quality Native American art and is staffed by knowledgeable workers.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This museum gives the NMAI (National Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian) a run for the money. While being rather less broad in its scope, the exhibits are first class. You get the feeling of the cultures shown. Great giftshop as well.

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Lombard, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We found the museum to be full of rich history and helpful information. The pottery display is fantastic, and be sure to watch the video of pottery making at San Ildelfonso Pueblo. Very interesting! The music display is very engaging also. Make sure you leave yourself enough time to enjoy the whole museum.

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Alameda, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

At first glance, this is one of those celebrity designer museums where it's more about the architect than it is about the collection. But once you tune out the preening, self-conscious context and focus on the actual artifacts, this museum is simply first-rate. The best part was spending 45 minutes watching a series of videotaped interviews with Native Americans talking... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Partnered in the same complex as the International Museum of Folk Art, it's a 'natural' to visit both -- we did! While the display is extremely well done, there is also a good deal of 'sameness' -- one visit will suffice!

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