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Smoki Museum

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Address: 147 N Arizona Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301-3184
Phone Number: 928-445-1230
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Museum that features exhibits and works from American Indian art and...

Museum that features exhibits and works from American Indian art and culture.

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A step in the right direction

Considering the horrible history of White appropriation of indigenous culture and genocide perpetrated as a matter of government policy, the Smoki museum is a surprising step in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 7, 2016
Bruce H
Bakersfield, California
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering this museum it smells quite musty - not good if you have allergies or asthma. The people though are friendly and knowledgeable. Many artifacts and historical information on the Hopi Indians and local history. They really need to air this building out though. Nice Indian quilts but I can only imagine the damage due to the smell.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Considering the horrible history of White appropriation of indigenous culture and genocide perpetrated as a matter of government policy, the Smoki museum is a surprising step in the right direction. It has a variety of indigenous displays with appropriate credits, along with displays related to White culture. According to the docents, the museum is actively working to right some wrongs,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

The staff is so friendly and helpful. My son loves the BINGO game and actually took the time to find ALL the items. Such a fun place.

Thank Sarah T
Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

A very interesting place. Great documented history. People that work there are very informative and happy to answer any questions. Many Indian artifacts on display with information on them. Be prepared to spend some time as there is a lot to enjoy.

Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The Smoki Museum presents a remarkable collection of artifacts providing an understanding of the art and culture of Southwestern Native Americans. It is small and "out of the way" but well worth visiting if you have any interest in Native Americans.

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this museum. A gem that has an unusual history in Prescott, AZ, the former territorial capital. Barry Goldwater, a former senator and Presidential candidate, was a member here. It was a membership club that used to put on pageants yearly with well meaning members putting on red face and acting out ceremonies. This angered some Native Americans as well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Nice small museum with many artifacts. Extremely friendly people working here. Nice little gift shop

Thank Itsmeileen
Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

A small but excellent Native American Museum. It is in a neat old stone building. We were only people there on a Thursday. afternoon. $3 for Seniors, well worth it. Met by a young Indian ma and volunteer. He gave an excellent overview of the Smoki history and sent us off on the self guided tour. Excellent collection of Pueblo... More 

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

We were planning on leaving town as soon as we visited this place. It was a Sunday and they do not open until 1:00. We were told by an uncaring lady that we had to go up the street to the third building. The entrance was confusing. All they had was overpriced art.

Thank Dan H
Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Archeological finds, turquoise and baskets displayed in pleasant, well lit surroundings. Great gift shop for all ages.

Thank Maria L

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