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Museum of Northern Arizona

3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-774-5213
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Ranked #6 of 44 Attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
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... more » 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. « less
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Sequim, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed this fine museum during a rainy day in Flagstaff. We haven't been here in 35 years and they have done a lot of improvements. The artwork is magnificent.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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120 reviews 120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Outstanding exhibits and helpful staff. History, geology, fine arts - all in a beautiful setting. And with an excellent jewelry selection in their gift shop.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Museum of Northern Arizona has several Heritage Program Festivals each year. This year we were lucky enough to attend the 65th Navajo Festival. This was our second Navajo Festival visit . This is a great place to see the artist's work and to talk to them. The cultural part of the festival was very interesting. We watched the dancers... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We took a behind the scenes tour of the Paleontology department across the street from the museum. It was a fascinating look at the history of life in the area. Lots of old and BIG bones to see and then learn about those creatures who lived millions of years ago. They offer these tours periodically by reservation only and they... More

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Kingwood, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Museum was not at all bad for a local museum, but I really would have liked to see much more detailed anthropological information that the rather cursory nature of what is offered.

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Glendale, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We didn't get a chance to visit on our last trip to Flagstaff, but enjoyed it very much last year. Exhibits of wildlife, prehistoric fauna, early settlement of Northern Arizona, First Americans' culture - a lot to take in. Gift shop with quality selection.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the few hours we spent learning more about the topography, early native cultures and art. My favorites were the art, jewelry, weaving displays and pottery. Our friend who grew a thriving business trading with talented Native Americans recommended the museum to us. Time well spent! Also loved the 1935 stone building.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This amazing museum holds so much history. The collection is amazing. Located in a very scenic area of Flagstaff. Worth the stop to visit.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful setting, fantastic collection. I love this treasure of a museum for it's doability... not overwhelming. Neat, neat, neat place! Gift shop is fabulous! Nothing to dislike.

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Tucson, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum has some great exhibits and the property in itself is really wonderful. Exhibits and some interactive programs for kids.

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