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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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Always something new here.

I've visited this museum several times over the last few years (I am not from this area, and can visit only when passing through Flagstaff toward other hiking places) and have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Oakland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I've visited this museum several times over the last few years (I am not from this area, and can visit only when passing through Flagstaff toward other hiking places) and have enjoyed it every time. There's always something new. Their holdings are vast, and so the permanent collections vary whenever the spirit moves them to change things, which is frequently!... More 

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Laveen, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love this museum. I bought some jewelry from the thrift shop. It's some of my favorite jewelry to wear. The museum is full of aritfacts. I recommend going there more than once.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great Experience! The Hopi Indian artefacts were extremely interesting. Their rugs exquisite! It was fantastic seeing these as the next day we went to Walnut Canyon so very relevant.

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Northern Arizona
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

As a Flagstaff resident I may be in hot water for not glowing about this museum, but it is small and not the best small museum I have seen. Sorry, just not that impressed. If I had limited time in the area I would pass this up.

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Chandler, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I saw this museum multiple times when traveling to Snowbowl since its on the way but never stopped. Finally this summer I stopped by when going hiking up at Snowbowl. A very nice little museum. It seems to have a huge donation from one of the biggest collections of native american pottery. Massive amounts of pottery and Native American jewelry,... More 

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Red Bank New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A really nice museum to see if you are in the Flagstaff area. The price is reasonable . If one enjoys seeing native baskets, pottery, jewelry rugs and rocks that are found in the area you'll really enjoy this. There is also a nice museum gift shop with objects from local artists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Just wonderful,the staff is helpful and eager to answer questions.Southwest museum with so much to see and experience . What a beautiful museum and check out the outdoors creek and garden. Gift shop was cool and affordable.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I visited this museum whilst passing through Flagstaff on Route 66 and was so pleased I did. It is a comprehensive overview of the Colorado Plateau and provided a lot of interesting information on the area I had been driving through. The collection covers the geology, the prehistoric finds, and the history and culture of the different Native American tribes... More 

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Chicago
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place has it all covered as far as the four-corners region. From dinosaurs to katsina dolls, you get the natural history as well as some of the finest examples of Native American jewelry around. The shop is killer. The architecture is charming. The setting is magical.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They pack history, archaeology, anthropology, paleontology, fine art, and more into a relatively small area. The building itself has history and is a nice structure. The docent tour was excellent. Couple of easy short walks are adjacent.

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