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Museum of Northern Arizona

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Address: 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone Number: 19287745213
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

One of the great regional museums of our world, surrounded by tremendous...

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. Award-winning Museum Shop & Bookstore onsite. Self-guided Rio de Flag Nature Trail.

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Very Enjoyable Museum

Stopped for a visit, on a snowy/rainy day while driving from the Grand Canyon to Sedona. I am glad I did, since the museum ranked as my favourite indoor attraction of my recent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped for a visit, on a snowy/rainy day while driving from the Grand Canyon to Sedona. I am glad I did, since the museum ranked as my favourite indoor attraction of my recent Arizona trip. Nicely laid out, with each set of rooms having a theme, some of which are heavier on information than items. That is quite okay, because... More 

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Treasure Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on my dad's recommendation, as he is a long-time AZ history buff. He called most AZ "Museums" tourist traps. He said this was the real deal, so off we went from Globe AZ, where he lived at the time. Stayed in Sedona 2 nights, made this a part of a an absolutely lovely mini-vacation. The museum is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is absolutely beautifully, a lot of interesting factors and well kept. The gift shop is slightly expensive but the experience of the entire museum is well worth experiencing. And their day of the dead festival was breath taking.

1 Thank Maria W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my wife for the second time in three years. It's not a huge Chicago-style museum. But if you want to know about the geology, geography and native people in Northern Arizona, it is a can't miss. Really tells the fascinating story of the area. My grown son went with us. We love the museum. Nice gift shop... More 

1 Thank BuckeyePaulD
Denton, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside, this attraction does not look appealing. Inside, it is wonderful. Display of ancient and more modern pottery is impressive. We were undecided as to whether or not we wanted to experience this as the other attractions we had seen in Flagstaff were not well done or interesting. I am so glad we decided to visit. I would... More 

1 Thank Luanne T
Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We could have spent more than a day in this hidden gem in Flagstaff! Fascinating artifacts and history on the native people and the area. Absolutely LOVED going here!

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Espanola, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Third time to this wonderful small museum of the region. Especially loved the native exhibit, very creative and different. The gift shop is one of the best for native made arts and crafts.

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Union City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Made a trip from Sedona just to visit this place. Two of the rooms are undergoing renovation. The museum is mostly made up of Southwest artifacts, pottery, jewelry, etc. But the thing I will never forget was the Therizinosaur, a 93 million year old dinosaur that they dug up in the year 2000. I would recommend it.

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Western NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This museum was excellent! It provided wonderful displays of the 4 dominate Native American tribes in the area, along with displays of their crafts and other handiwork-rugs, dolls, jewelry, pottery. Geologic explanations were well done. I especially liked Tim's Corner. Our guide, Norman, was very knowledgeable and gave excellent answers to our questions. The building was being remodelled but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We visited on a rainy day when we arrived in flagstaff. There is a lot of history but you need to stop and read the information provided. Although, a lot of the jewellery artifacts are not that old ' but then I am used to English history where artifacts date back centuries'. Well worth a visit.

Thank Happy T

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