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Museum of Northern Arizona

Address: 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone Number: 928-774-5213
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Ranked #4 of 34 Attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: One of the great regional museums of our world, surrounded by tremendous geological, biological, and cultural resources in one of Earth's most spectacular landscapes. With a long and illustrious history, MNA evokes the very spirit of the Colorado Plateau and serves as a gateway to understanding this unique region. Whatever your time frame, this museum will enhance your experience of the richly diverse cultures, landscapes, and ecology of the Plateau. Nine permanent and changing exhibit galleries present Native cultures, tribal lifeways, natural sciences, and fine arts. Ventures and custom tours explore the Four Corners Region of the American Southwest. Museum Shop and Bookstore onsite. Self-guided Rio de Flag Nature Trail.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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199 reviews 199 reviews
174 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This museum covers the ancient history of northern Arizona, both geologically and culturally. The exhibits here were extensive and fun to explore, although they were a bit text-heavy so be aware you don't have to read everything to still learn something. I especially enjoyed the Native American art (beautiful jewelry, pottery, weaving, and baskets) and the replica of a kiva... More

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Robina, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a brilliant no miss when around Flagstaff. Make sure you have a few hours to enjoy this wonderful collection of everything that contributes to makeup & history of this area.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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293 reviews 293 reviews
138 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I would not go out of my way to visit this again. It is a small museum with a very limited collection, of local geology, Indian pottery, Navaho rugs, as well as Hopi jewelry. I have been here before however there was a special show on with exciting live performances.

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Puyallup, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was well worth the stop. Very informative, easy to view, learned a lot. Also a great gift store. The bookstore didn't appear to be open when I was there. I would go again when I return to Flagstaff.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Large asst of Native American artifacts, not worth planning as a destination, but can kill an hour or 2

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I had been here before and wanted my husband to see it. I was disappointed that the cougar display was gone, but they were putting another display together. All the artifacts were beautiful. The history of Arizona and the mountains, volcanoes and dinosaurs that lived here was very interesting.

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Chicago, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We arrived a bit early to check into our hotel and found this museum via our GPS. It was inexpensive and highlighted the natural history and indian heritage of the area. Worth visiting while in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Interesting information fairly well presented. Art gallery was sales and museum store was obviously sales so felt a bit like I had paid to enter a store. But that is also unfair. Some of the history was very good

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Phoenix, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The exhibits cover a wide variety of items relating to the Southwest. I have visited this museum several times and each time find something new of interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very nice museum it is just a few minutes outside of town and has a lot of neat items from the 1800's to the 1960's. Not growing up in AZ I learned a lot about AZ history

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