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“Beautiful and informative displays” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Northern Arizona

Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-774-5213
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Ranked #7 of 34 Attractions in Flagstaff
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: 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.
Wickenburg, Arizona
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“Beautiful and informative displays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a very 'modern' museum with bright and airy themed rooms. The interesting and intriguing, deeply fascinating displays are well lit, with just enough information of large boards which are easy to read and understand also for people who have no prior knowledge of the subject. We were there yesterday for the annual Hopi Art Festival, so it was packed of course. The different rooms were packed with Native American vendors selling their handmade jewlery, woven blankets, kachina dolls, etc. But the museum itself has a well stocked bookstore as well as a store seling Native American artifacts and jewelry. The atrium (enclose interior courtyard) is a pleasant little oasis. A must if you are interested in local and regional history.

Visited July 2014
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Kelso, United Kingdom
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“Great insight into Arizona Heritage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We found this museum very interesting and a great insight into the Heritage and culture of Flagstaff and surrounding areas. Although small the museum is packed full of of artifacts and information. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit

Visited June 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“WELL WORTH THE STOP IF JUST TO SEE THE METEOR CRATOR BIG ROCK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lots of unique stuff to see. Lots of native art, and replicas of dinosaurs too. I especially loved the beach ball size iron meteor rock that crashed into Meteor Crater AZ. Price seemed a little steep, but it was a nice museum.

Visited June 2014
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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“Beauty in the pines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

the Museum of Northern Arizona is truly beauty. The setting and building of the museum is breathtaking. Native American artifacts fill room after room with history and beauty. Notable Native artists fill the walls with photography, sculptures, and paintings. The facilities are plentiful and clean. There is a nice book store, and also a large gift store with original art, jewelry, katsina, and pottery. The patio is recently designed to show the beauty of the pines, the Flagstaff mountains, and the stars overhead. There is a nice hiking trail, which is right near the museum. Also, the museum has special behind the scenes tours of artifacts. And the special artists' shows in summer educate and delight.

Visited May 2014
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Boston, MA
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“Northern Arizona in a Nutshell”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've visited this museum twice - about 5 years apart - and I have utterly enjoyed it both times. It covers history, geology and art of Northern Arizona including, of course, Native American side of it. I really loved the art by Mary-Russel Ferrell Colton, who you can sense loved the area dearly. Its two shops were nice as well. Good place for both adults and children.

Visited June 2014
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