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Heard Museum

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Address: 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
Phone Number: 602-252-8848
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the...

The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the Heard Museum reveals the cultures of tribes in the region through exhibits, demonstrations and live performances and displays the work of contemporary Native American artists. Artists demonstrate their work during the week and musicians perform on most weekends.

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Great introduction to the Southwest

This is a first class museum. The tribal displays are awesome as they provide a real historical presentation of the tribes of Arizona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a first class museum. The tribal displays are awesome as they provide a real historical presentation of the tribes of Arizona.

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Educational and a Wealth of Historic Knowledge and Treasures. There are discounted admission days. What an experience. Quite informative and eye opening. Very interactive displays and docents as well! What a vast source of history in the heart of downtown!

Thank Mark M
Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exhibits and the docent guide were wonderful in spite of the earsplitting din of the jackhammers. There was no discount offered for the ticket price given it was nearly impossible to hear at times or fully appreciated the wonderful exhibits. I would wait to visit until the construction is complete (call ahead?). The museum store is a wonderful gift... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you live in Arizona or just passing through and you are looking for a way to spend a few hours, consider the Heard Museum in downtown Phoenix. If you are interested in Indian art and culture, and history, this is a great place to get a look. From large displays of old and new Kachina's and pottery to contemporary... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am an art collector of bronzes and paintings. I found the HM to be mainly weaving, jewelry, pottery and south american crafts which may have significant meaning but I wasn't impressed. Even so, it is heralded as one of the world's best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the take home messages is that everyone should embrace their own cultural roots (heritage) using the example of the Native American Indians. Good family fun for a couple of hours

Thank springbreakdad54
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Family was in for a visit and we decided to visit The Heard Museum. We visited during the time of the Dance Festival. The dances and costumes were just beautiful and we were able to speak to the dancers afterwards. The exhibits flow into one another and even in a wheelchair we were easily able to navigate the entire museum... More 

Thank Docket56
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the place for the real Native American History experience. Our Senator Barry Goldwater's contributions are invaluable. The Museum as a whole is deep and comprehensive.

Thank glenn b
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Museum features styles and culture of the Indians of the Southwest. The exhibits are situated in a relaxed setting which allows you to browse at your leisure. The cafe offers some amazing food also in a very relaxing setting. The outdoor sculptures are gorgeous. Enjoy several hours here and be sure to visit the gift shop.

Thank Susienskippy
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum has become one of my new favorites when visiting Phoenix. I learned so much about the Indian culture here that I never was taught in school or knew. Our guide gave us personal insight that her mother had shared with her which made it even better. There are also many narrated videos throughout the museum along with different... More 


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