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Smoki Museum

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Address: 147 North Arizona Street, Prescott, AZ 86304-0224
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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Museum of Southwestern Native American Culture

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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194 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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Carmel, California
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65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Prescott, Arizona
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35 reviews
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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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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Interested in Native American arts? The Smoki Museum is a really good place to see well curated pieces - Surprisingly, very well done.

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is a small Museum that packs a big punch. You may come when no one is there to disturb your attention to the serious (and sometimes great fun) goings on. If there is a Native American event -- don't hesitate. Go!! The Collection is select; it s small place but many of the docents know a great deal about... More 

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Delano, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Our visit was cut short because a power transformer was scheduled to go off line for repairs, but during the time we had the delightful and informative docents told us so many interesting facts and stories about this lovely museum. I was completely fascinated by the cases of Indigenous pottery, many pieces that were 800 to 900 years old. It... More 

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