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Explore Navajo Interactive Museum

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Address: Intersection of Main and Moenave St, Tuba City, AZ
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A recent reviewer noted that many of the interactive exhibits no longer function, which I consider a fair critique. At the same time, I think the museum well worth an hour's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A recent reviewer noted that many of the interactive exhibits no longer function, which I consider a fair critique. At the same time, I think the museum well worth an hour's visit, primarily because it immerses you in the Navajos' worldview. The exhibits are organized around the four cardinal points, and, after a while, you begin to grasp the interconnections... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Not to be missed stop. Admission is charged, but it is well worth it! You will learn about the Navajo creation stories, the past and present day traditions and way of life. Also visit the WWII Navajo Code Talkers museum next door.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Even though it's only $4,50 per adult it's not worth the visit. The initial 10 minute "film" is a poorly narrated "animation" movie regarding the 4 Navajo worlds. The exhibition next is basically a collection of signs that tell a few basics on how bad the Europeans and US people treated the Native Americans (they really did, no question about... More 

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Kensington, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Almost didn't stop here, but we had lots of time. So very glad we didn't miss this excellent, informative and inspiring museum. My husband and I learned much about Navajo culture and history. The exhibits are professional and entertaining and thought-provoking. I particularly liked the description of the daily Navajo spiritual practice of first facing east - to think, then... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We called in on our way from the Grand Canyon, unfortunately we arrived when it was closed. However, the outside exhibits were very informative. There is also a section about the Navajo Code Talkers from WWII, this can be accessed via the Trading Post. It was an interesting display with the video documentary filling in any gaps.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I really enjoyed my stay in Tuba City and, thanks to this small museum, we learned A LOT about the Navajo. So interesting and unexpected place.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

The museum was a fascinating place. My children spent a lot of time brushing the wool and spinning it to yarn. I loved the poetry, the Navajo's philosophy of believing your spirit can heal itself. The video of how the world was formed was interesting and unique. The museum is not big, but one can easily spend 2-3 hours if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We went to Tuba city on our way to the Grand Canyon to visit this museum and would highly recommend it. Learned lots about Navajo history and current state of affairs. It is great to see that the Navajo are resilient and emerging strong from the colonial genocide that has been inflicted on them... Our kids (7 and 10) especially... More 

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Mount Rainier, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Helpful staff to answer questions, learned about the Navajo Coders in WWII, good for adults and children with videos, colorful displays and historical summaries of Navajo experience at hands of US military

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The museum isn't that big, but it does a decent job telling about Indian history and culture. It's bright and modern. The Navajo code talker section was more focused, but as interesting as you can make it. This museum should be good for kids. The attached trading post has a big selection.

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