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Museum of Native American History

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Address: 202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
Phone Number: (479) 273-2456
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The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through...

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

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Arrow heads galore

A small museum with outstanding arrow heads. I have never seen so many arrow heads in one museum. All the Native American artifacts are top quality. Information wands available... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small museum with outstanding arrow heads. I have never seen so many arrow heads in one museum. All the Native American artifacts are top quality. Information wands available to listen to information when something interests you. Young children will enjoy this museum, as will any adult who likes to learn of Native American culture.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear J.J., Thank you so much for your review of your visit to the Museum of Native American History. The museum has a goal with our arrowhead collection to have every known point from this continent. And don't forget, when children visit the museum, they always get to go on an arrowhead hunt out by the tipi. We look forward... More 

Kimberling City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not far from the Town square, in an unassuming building, there's a fabulous collection of Native American History. Starting from prehistoric to the 19th century, it packs a lot of punch in a small space. Very professionally done, the exhibits use a state of the art technology to get a greater understanding of each exhibit. The people working there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this museum with high expectations because of all the reviews on Trip Advisor. I was not disappointed. Please take the time to see this amazing museum. I learned new things about Native American culture and was entertained the entire time.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Janan H, Thank you so much for encouraging others to make the Museum of Native American History a destination when they are in NW Arkansas. We are happy to hear that you were entertained the entire time...high praise for a museum. Needless to say...we look forward to your next visit to the museum with promise that you will always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rare are the museums that give a true picture of native American life. My great-great grandmother walked the northern Trail of Tears in 1839, so I greatly appreciate history of my family history.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Patricia M, Thank you for taking the time to visit the Museum of Native American History. There are so many people who visit the museum looking for information about their Native American heritage. We always hope there is something in the museum that resonates and touches our guests and becomes a bridge to their daily lives. We hope you... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum didn't look like it contained so much interesting history when we first decided to visit. Upon entering the building we were surprised to find out just how educational and interesting it really was. It is filled with artifacts, tools and pottery encompassing tribes from all over the country, and the staff is very friendly and eager to offer... More 

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear lucsimsthomas, Thank you for such a lovely review of your experience at the Museum of Native American History. We are a museum in progress-- as we add to the collection and work on new events. "One COULD easily spend all day at this museum". I do-- and I learn something new everyday. We look forward to your next visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful collection of Native American artifacts. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Good for all ages. Our grandkids loved looking for the arrow heads out front!

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Eshomnon, We are so glad that everyone in your group had a great visit at the Museum of Native American History. One visit is never enough to experience 5 different periods of Native American history.....so, we look forward to your return. Thank you for encouraging others to make the museum their destination when in NW Arkansas. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Bella Vista, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in this area for over 20 years and never took the time to go to this Museum. Do Not Miss it! Very well done, well organized and very informative. They house some amazing artifacts. We were extremely impressed. Even if you are not interested in Indian artifacts, the information about early man is incredible.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Patti r, Always a nice surprise to find a treasure in your own backyard. Thank you for stopping in at the Museum of Native American History. We look forward to your return visits. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything I'd seen about this looked like just a big arrowhead collection but it's much more! My nephew talked me into it and there was pottery, tapestry, two amazing winter counts AND arrowheads. I tend to move fairly quickly through most museums but found several places to linger and learn. Great museum!

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear radley4, Thank you for painting a fuller picture of the Museum of Native American History's collection from the art form of knapping arrowheads to the artistry and intent woven into sandpainting tapestries. We hope the museum is inspiring for all ages and that you will visit again. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a teacher I certainly wish this exhibit were closer to home. Every school age child and history interested adult should visit this quaint little exhibit.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Linda S, Thank you for your visit. The Museum of Native American History's mission statement includes our intent to educate new generations about the lives of the first Americans through an artifact collection that spans 5 different periods laid out in chronological order. School groups are always welcome by booking in advance with us...from pre-school to college. Again, thank... More 

Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was not ready for just how good this small museum is. Growing up in Tulsa, OK, I was accustomed to the great Gilcrease Museum which has one of the most complete collections of native American art in the world. But I must admit, that for its limited size, the Museum of Native American History certainly gives the Gilcrease a... More 

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear mom7440Cat, We love the Gilcrease Museum and hope one day there may be day trip shuttles between our museums. Thank you for your visit to the Museum of Native American History and for your kind words that will encourage others to visit. Until we meet again.... Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

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