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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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A great overview of Northern Arizona

This museum has a little bit of everything about Northern Arizona - history, geology, anthropology, biology, native culture, art. We had been before (well worth the trip) and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This museum has a little bit of everything about Northern Arizona - history, geology, anthropology, biology, native culture, art. We had been before (well worth the trip) and revisited primarily to see an exhibit called "Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe" It was a fascinating exhibit. Old photos of the Grand Canyon by... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

After hearing so much about this museum, I had high expectations which I'm sorry to say this place didn't deliver. Yes, it's about the history of the native tribes and the geological history of the region. But for a national winning museum you would think the exhibit would be more progressed and interactive. Instead, there were lots of pictures and... More 

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Riverside, CA and Sedona, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a very pleasant place to visit. It is a private museum that doesn't accept federal and/or state money. It has a great collection of Native American artifacts. It will soon be remodeled to be even more interactive. It is a great place to visit, especially if you are a teacher! The gift show has many wonderful books as... More 

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Phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The museum was more entertaining than I expected; I'd envisioned a few exhibits on logging and railroads but there was quite a bit more. Native American crafts and culture were thoughtfully displayed, and the house where the museum's located is charming...seems like it'd be a great place for a wedding or other special event.

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A little bit out of town but a very interesting place that gives a good picture of life in the "old days". I visited both museums during my two week stay and also enjoyed greatly the other one which emphasizes native culture and pre-historic aspects of Flagstaff Az. area. It also has a great museum shop where I spent too... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I would never go to Flagstaff without stopping to walk through this museum. I have been going here for 15 years and never tire of it. You will marvel at the gorgeous artifacts and the explanations of the exhibits are great. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful and if you are interested in something they will share their knowledge and... More 

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Pearland, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very good and enjoyable museum and a great stop when visiting Flagstaff. It takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to thoroughly see this museum. It has a good deal of information on the local history including the developments of the various populations of Native Americans. A wonderful pictorial view of the Grand Canyon. Take the time to stop here and... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My husband and I have been members of the museum for years. The museum collection for this region is impressive. The gift shop represents many Native American artists in the area and is considered the most reputable shop for Native American artwork and jewelry. The museum hosts special events and is also located next to the Rio de Flag, so... More 

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Fayetteville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you have any interest in geologic history of the Earth, especially in how the Colorado Plateau formed, and what life flourished there, or Native American history of the area, you should visit this museum. I thought spending an hour would be enough, but my mom and I spent over 2 hours. Awesome book/jewelry shops. The art exhibit at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Excellent museum with great history of Northern Arizona. Wonderful Navajo Showing when we were there. Very nice gift store as well.

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