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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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Enjoyed learning about the culture and history of the indigenous tribes. Wish that the contemporary history were included too so we could better understand issues affecting the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed learning about the culture and history of the indigenous tribes. Wish that the contemporary history were included too so we could better understand issues affecting the tribes, like cracking and development in native lands.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went to the museum to see the exhibit "Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning". I've been reading about and collecting Turquoise with a focus on Native American Jewelry for 25 plus years. This is without a doubt the best exhibit I have seen anywhere. It compares styles from different groups of Native americans, the history of development... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

EXCELLENT MUSEUM! This place is beautiful inside and out. The exhibits are education and important. If you go to Santa Fe this is a must-see to learn about the culture and people of the true natives to this land, the ones who have always respected it most. Seeing the perspectives of the artists and hearing the voices of the contributors... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The museum has a wonderful array of exhibits throughout their walls. We saw an exhibit on Turquoise that was wonderful. The museum has some themed sections such as music and the influence in the American Indian culture. I watched a video on the Ute people and gained a great deal of insight into their culture and history. Great place -... More 

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reno, nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This museum is on "museum hill" as are two others, and well worth the time. The courtyard has sculptures as well.

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Mill Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Well put together collection. The pottery section is wonderful with several videos explaining the process of producing the pots. Examples of the important publeos and their ceramic production/\.

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This museum offers a broad education in the history, culture and art of various Native American peoples. It is satisfying on many levels, for all ages and areas of interest.

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

very good exhibit in well lit museum. This is new installation so it was not crowde and all objects were nicely displayed.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We've been to museums all over the world, and this is one of the best. We learned so much about the culture of the Native Americans of the area, and the exhibitions were very well set out and explained. We happily spent several hours there.

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum is a delight and a wonderful learning experience too. The work of the Indians shown here is truly exquisite as well. Leave plenty of time for this!

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