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The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art, historical and cultural objects from Native Indian communities in the Hemisphere.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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4th St SW, Independence Ave SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The building is a very interesting design, the items on display are a bit sparse after coming from a nearby museum which was full of people and exhibits, looked a bit tired, some fascinating insights into the first generation.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely airy museum with interesting displays. We learnt a lot about all the various tribes, including ones in alaska and went to a short film show. There’s lots to see here. I wish we could have eaten in the main cafe as it looked like...More

Thank traceyhopson
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very informative- esp the section on treaties with the United States. Gives insight into the Native American culture but does not celebrate their history as i would have liked to see.

Thank A S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum covers all of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Wow over 500 different languages. You could spend a week here and not see it all. Go and be educated!

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this museum.It was well set out and I learned so much from the displays.I wish I'd had more time to take it all in.The building itself is fab.

Thank Bernadette C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful museum, in a stunning building. . But I would warn you not to believe the tales you have heard about how wonderful the restaurant is. The food was insanely overpriced, and they nickeled and dimed you to the extent that the...More

Thank 437happytraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

From all four levels of artifacts, artistry and treaties renegotiated, we could view rainbows made from prisms stacked inside a narrow window. The experience carried us deep into a spiritual connection with Pachamama.

Thank LordThomMohr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish we had more time for this museum! Start on the top floor where there are some great in-depth exhibits about numerous tribes. We will certainly go back to the American Indian Museum to explore more of their excellent exhibits.

Thank jlw2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an anthropologist, I had looked forward to visiting this museum for sometime, but it turned out to be very disappointing indeed. There are very few in-depth exhibits, and it's more just a scattering of very basic exhibits based on a lot of disparate cultures....More

Thank cmkr1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After fighting the crowds at the Space Museum, this place was a very nice refuge from the masses. After looking that the lines for the restrooms at the Space museum, I crossed the street to the Museum of American Indian. The exterior of the building...More

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Jay P
September 12, 2018|
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Response from MaryM4628 | Reviewed this property |
i dont see a question . but i know i found it a very nice and it had interesting things that i didnt know . so i found it a good way of learning some things about indians i didnt know . i enjoyed my visit ....
July 27, 2018|
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Response from Denise P | Reviewed this property |
I would allow as much time as you did for the Museum as you did for the Holocaust museum. You should plan to eat at the cafe, delicious authentic food.
February 25, 2018|
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Response from Gary V | Reviewed this property |
we missed it also and really were kinda confused with the progression through the exhibit