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Smoki Museum

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Address: 147 N Arizona Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301-3184
Phone Number: 928-445-1230
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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 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bruce H
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Sarah T
Prescott, Arizona
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Prescott, Arizona
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211 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Dan H
Prescott, Arizona
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

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

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Thank Maria L
Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Excellent displays, friendly docents, pottery making demonstrations (even an outdoor kiln like those used), storytelling, and more make this a must visit.

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