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Museum of Northern Arizona

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Address: 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone Number: 928-774-5213
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Description: 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. Museum Shop and Bookstore onsite. Self-guided Rio de Flag Nature Trail.
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Wonderful AZ Gem

Smallish museum that lets you experience 3 major areas without getting "museum burnout". Anthropology/Ethnology, Geology/Prehistory, and Art of Native peoples and Northern AZ... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Smallish museum that lets you experience 3 major areas without getting "museum burnout". Anthropology/Ethnology, Geology/Prehistory, and Art of Native peoples and Northern AZ. The building itself is a beautiful thing. Make sure you check out the historic courtyard and surrounding outdoor areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

A well done display of native culture. Avery nice gift shop. We had a personal guide which made it so much more interesting. There was so much to learn. It made me proud to live where there is something really worth seeing. It is situated in the forest and there are comfortable places to sit and just enjoy the clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

This museum is a must see! You have your choice of either a guided or self-guided tour. We chose to take our time and walk through. From the history of the Indians, to the finding of a cave which encased pottery that had been preserved for hundreds of years, it was great to have this history lesson of our immediate... More 

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This grand old Flagstaff landmark is practically mandatory for locals. It was a buzzing place years ago but is aging now, with too few staff and mostly older, though excellent, exhibits. The museum is regionally important for its work in Native American exhibits and programs. As a paleontologist, I enjoy the well-done ancient life exhibits.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

To be honest from the outside it never looked like the type of museum that differs from any other museum in the area, the type of museum that is just there and like every other museum, focuses only Native American Arts and Crafts that you see in every museum and gift store for 50+ miles around Flagstaff. After 8 years... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was a great museum to visit. The artefacts and exhibits were interesting and the descriptions relevant and well explained. The strip fire exhibition was very informative. The staff were very friendly .

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Carefree, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

First visit to this Native American Museum...Loved it....so much to see and learn about the Native Americans who inhabit Northern Arizona. They also had a photo exhibit honoring the Hot Shot firefighters and their fight in the Slide Fire in 2014. Will return when in Flagstaff again.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Much research has gone into preparing the exhibits for the public to see. We learned much about these indigenous peoples who lived in the area nearly a thousand years ago. Very well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The exhibits were wonderfully planned and extremely informative. It was exactly what a museum should be. Not Disneyland, but great information on the geology and anthropology of Northern Arizona. Many thumbs up.

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

great place to kill a few hours when stranded in flagstaff. beautiful building and site. lots of pottery and native american artifacts

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