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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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Beautiful art, sad history. Lovely setting and knowledgeable guide. Stunning artifacts. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful art, sad history. Lovely setting and knowledgeable guide. Stunning artifacts. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were some interesting exhibits and history but the Heard Museum does not have much in the way of interacting with young children. As a family our visit only lasted about 1-2 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were extremely pleased with the museum experience from start to finish. Learned so much about Native American culture and tribes in the Arizona regions. Colorful, interesting, symbolic artifacts,costumes,video and more are found in this lovely property. Museum stores also are a must see.

Thank Gail C
Saugus, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

very well done displays and you learn a lot too, the plight of the Indian people the good, the bad and the ugly on display knowledge Docents to take you thru, inside and outside display, a great place to escape the heat.

Thank graffeo0074
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Full of well-organized exhibits. There are also guides that are well-informed. The little cafe was good, we sat outside and snacked to take a break. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A touching, beautiful and reflective constellations we visited during our short time at the museum. The exhibit Home, and the short film are a must see. The art work is bold and colorful, but around the corner - soft and delicate. The staff are very helpful. Large groups of visitors were on tours - but the flow of the space... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I actually visited the Heard Museum as part of my work. Everyone was extremely friendly and allowed me to preview the museum. I was astonished at the displays and the quality of the experience. I highly recommend if you visit Phoenix to take a few hours and visit this museum. You will not be disappointed.

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

The museum is meticulously well kept. The gift shop has great gifts for the visitor and those of us that live here. Native American artifacts and treasure that replicate the old west abound. The sculptures are magnificent. The price is reasonable and The Heard Museum is a must see on a visit to Phoenix.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best gift shop ever! The serenity of the museum was reviving in the hot July sun. A must see in Phoenix.

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Bandon, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The clothing, pottery, weaving, history, hands on for kids to make, paintings and of course, jewelry of many tribes. Worth a visit for sure. Gift shop is a tiny museum in itself. There is a coffee shop, book store and cafe too.

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