Museum of Native American History

Museum of Native American History, Bentonville: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Museum of Native American History Reviews: 5/5

Museum of Native American History

Museum of Native American History
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through America's Past," where we will give you a glimpse into what life was like for America's first inhabitants. The museum is divided into five different time periods that will guide you through the constantly changing lives of the Native Americans, as seen through their artifacts. Our displays feature relics that date from over 14,000 years old to historic times. Come visit our museum and enjoy seeing some of the finest treasures ever created by early craftsmen. Schools and groups are welcomed, call to make reservations. Handicap Accessible
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Isabella T
1 contribution
Loved it loved it loved it
Oct 2020 • Solo
Came here a few years back and absolutely loved it! I trying to come back and do more stuff but work is busy!
Written September 24, 2021
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Kas2652
Jefferson City, MO17 contributions
One of my favorite museums! Great collection. As a collector and lover of Native American art it is one of the best in t
Sep 2021 • Couples
It’s a must see for anyone! Children will benefit from the history and information. I’m a real fan of the Curtis photos. He photographed the tribes in their natural habitat living their lives before it was all taken away!
Written September 12, 2021
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Dear Kas2652, Thank you for the 5-star review that encourages others to learn more about the diversity, artistry, and many cultures of Native American History. We hope through our exhibits and programming that the seeds are planted to honor and build on Tradition knowledge that will inspire future generations. We look forward to your next visit, Charlotte Buchana-Yale Director
Written September 18, 2021
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Andley
Kansas City, MO46 contributions
Lots of Arrowheads
Aug 2021 • Couples
We spent just about an hour going through this museum. It is designed as a one-way experience moving along chronologically. I used the handheld guide throughout. It is not loud so you have to get it right next to your ear. Most of the narrated information duplicated the exhibit printed signs. Because the flow goes one way, there were a few slowdowns waiting for the people ahead of us. The exhibit windows were very basic, and you could see store bought moth and insect traps in some of them, which I found distracting. The vessels were very interesting to me, and I always marvel at the bead work. I do recommend this museum, just do not expect state-of-the-art exhibit displays like at Crystal Bridges or the Nelson Atkins.
Written August 6, 2021
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Dear Andley, Thank you for your visit and your comments. The tour wands are helpful for people with disabilities and our young visitors and are designed to keep a quiet atmosphere. There is something of interest for all our visitors and the museum is ever-growing and adding new exhibits and events that connect the past with present indigenous cultural leaders making history today...and onward to educating future generations about our collective history and humanity. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director
Written August 20, 2021
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Mary Ann D
3 contributions
Fabulous Museum!
Jul 2021
This Museum is a must see! A most exquisite and priceless collection of arrowheads, tools, pottery, clothing, headresses, photographs, and more. Allow yourself plenty of time to really dive into this collection and it's historical content. Obviously this was very well planned and executed through the pristine display of every item. Great for all ages to enjoy. The museum has free entrance, gift shop and clean restrooms. I would love to visit again when in the area.
Written August 3, 2021
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Dear 940maryannd, Thank you for the "Fabulous" 5-star review of your experience at MONAH. We hope you will stay in touch through our programming with indigenous cultural leaders making history today archived on our website. Until your next visit... we send our gratitude, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director
Written August 6, 2021
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Richard F
3 contributions
Spectacular exhibit of historic artifacts.
Jul 2021 • Couples
After spending most of our day at Crystal Bridges, we budgeted an hour for NMH, a decision we regret. We could easily have spent a half day exploring a fabulous display of artifacts that honor the creativity and artistry of Native Americans. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit this extraordinary exhibit
Written July 19, 2021
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Dear richardfQ4285SD, We hope you don't miss returning to the Museum of Native American History again. The museum is always in motion adding new art and events. Thank you for the 5-star recommendation for others to make MONAH a destination when close to NW Arkansas. Thank you again, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director
Written August 20, 2021
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Joe L
1 contribution
Great Family Experience
Jul 2021 • Family
The gift shop was great the museum was awesome at telling us facts. We learned so much. We will be back
Written July 3, 2021
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Dear W88GLjoel, It is music to our ears to end your review with a quote from The Terminator-- "We'll be back". But mostly, when you are not visiting us at the Museum of Native American History, there is amazing programming with indigenous cultural leaders making history today archived on the MONAH website. Thank you for your visit. We look forward to your return, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director
Written July 6, 2021
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Cynthia E
Springfield, MO107 contributions
Small museum but powerful
Jun 2021
This small museum offers free audio phones for the exhibit. Many artifacts are presented, from numerous tribal nations, as well as various periods in indigenous histories in the Americas. Some of the artifacts are especially impressive, such as the clothing Native Americans sometimes fashioned from blankets and beads secured through trading with Europeans. I admired one exhibit that contrasted non-native artworks about animals with Native American treatments of the same subject. Definitely worth visiting.
Written June 26, 2021
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Dear Cynthia E., Thank you for your visit to the Museum of Native American History and for encouraging others to make MONAH a destination, especially after just reopening on April 2nd, 2021. So glad to hear that you enjoyed MONAH's joint exhibit with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Companion Species- We Are All Related. The exhibit is a conversation about honoring Nature and all Our Relations between our two museum's exhibit sets the tone for MONAH's Fifth Annual Cultural Celebration-- INDIGENUITY: BUilding A Bridge To The Future. We hope you will stay in touch. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director
Written July 1, 2021
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Nancy B
North Little Rock, AR133 contributions
A little-known museum in Bentonville, Arkansas
Jul 2020 • Couples
This privately owned museum of American Indian artifacts and culture is free to the public and well worth a visit. From the skeleton of a mastodon to exhibits of native American pottery, art, weapons, and apparel, it has something for everyone, plus a good gift shop.
Written June 26, 2021
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Dear Nancy B. , Thank you for spreading the news about the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas. Your 5-star review is very appreciated. We hope you will stay in touch and visit often. Our best, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director
Written July 1, 2021
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Christian Ardito
Bentonville, AR541 contributions
Hidden Gem in Northwest Arkansas Worth the Visit
Jun 2021 • Friends
The Museum of Native American History is a true hidden gem in Bentonville, AR. This FREE museum is much larger inside than you would presume from the outside, containing a series of artifacts from different tribes from North America and a small number of artifacts from tribes from Central and South America, the Mayans and the Incas respectively. The staff is helpful and friendly and the store has some neat items for sale. If you are in Northwest Arkansas, this museum is worth the visit.
Written June 25, 2021
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Dear Christianardito, If I didn't work at the Museum of Native American History, your review would inspire me to make time for a visit. Thank you so much for the 5-star review. Please stay in touch, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director
Written July 1, 2021
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PhyllisBarrier
Little Rock382 contributions
Second visit
Apr 2021
This is a great small museum with an impressive collection and educational videos. Staff are very accommodating, and it is free. Don’t miss the beautiful ginkgo tree in front of the museum.
Written April 24, 2021
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Dear PhyllisBarrier, Thank you so much for your visit and for falling in love with our beautiful Ginko tree. The museum is a true labor of love and your experience does not have to stop with your visit. I hope you will stay in touch and visit MONAH's website that features a virtual tour of the museum with founder David Bogle and also highlights Indigenous cultural leaders making history today. With gratitude, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director
Written June 2, 2021
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