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“A Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smoki Museum

Smoki Museum
147 North Arizona Street, P.O. Box 10224, Prescott, AZ 86304-0224
928-445-1230
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Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in Prescott
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Museum that features exhibits and works from American Indian art and culture.
Prescott
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29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“A Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This small museum is such a gem. They have so many pieces of Native American Indian art: baskets, weavings, pottery, beadwork and paintings. Everything is displayed an d labeled for easy viewing/reading. This is well worth a visit - and reasonable admission.

Visited July 2014
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Tempe, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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“Native American art”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

If you are a fan of Native American art and culture don't miss this museum. If you are not, like me, don't bother. I am not dissing the museum. Everyone there was great and very helpful. The museum is very nice and full of artifacts. It just did not catch my interest.

Visited July 2014
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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“Honoring the Natives”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Smoki Museum is unique. It is a small museum in Prescott, founded by people who wanted to keep the traditions and cultures of Natives vibrant. Originally, it focused on the Hopi culture. Now, however, all Natives are represented. The museum presents numerous displays about the culture of Natives. Also, there is a nice, but small, gift store, which often has original art. The bathroom facilities are convenient and clean. There is an open patio area, where often Native presentations of food, dance, and arts are held.

Visited April 2014
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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“Indian Art ans Culture”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A small museum displaying American Indian Art and Culture. The museum showcases woven baskets, pottery, arrowheads and art. The building that the museum is housed in is a pueblo structure built in the 1930's. Don't be confused the Smoki People are not an Indian tribe, it is a fraternal type organization that began in 1921. It's an organization that now preserves Indian Art and Culture. Bad feelings still linger for the Hopi people toward the Smoki. Do your own research and make your own conclusion.

Visited May 2014
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West Chicago, Illinois
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“small buy might”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

we stopped by this museum after having it recommended by a member of the museum who was working in Ogg's Hogan, a wonderful trading post in Prescott. This museum was founded in 1935 so it has a lot of history on its side. While it is quite small, it possesses a wealth of items especially from the Hopi Indians. It is well laid out and nobody else was there when we were. It offers interesting lectures if one is from the area and can easily commit to coming at the proper time. While we've been to Prescott several times this was out first, but not our last, visit to the Smoki Museum. Do give it a try.

Visited May 2014
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