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Museum of Native American History

202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
+1 479-273-2456
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Exiting place to visit

Exiting experience visiting this place. It gave me an opportunity lean native american life and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jpkdass
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New York City, New York
Extremely friendly staff and a great collection

This museum has an unbelievable collection of arrow points, knives, and other stone items from all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wallygrant2016
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Overland Park, Kansas
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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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202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Exiting experience visiting this place. It gave me an opportunity lean native american life and culture. Very good place to visit for people who are interested in native american history, meet people who work with nonprofits.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum has an unbelievable collection of arrow points, knives, and other stone items from all over the country. Many other items but the stone items are most prominent. They do not charge but you will want to leave a donation because it is a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy to walk and navigate You can go at your own pace. Staff very welcoming and knowledgeable. Easy to locate and parking great

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My visit to the Native American Museum of History In Bentonville was such a pleasant surprise! Not sure what I was expecting, but this updated museum experience is filled with incredible, some rare, artifacts that trace our evolving ancestors historically and geographically. Beautiful building, amazing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival made to feel welcome by very knowledgeable and helpful staff. No admission charge also free use of hand held audio guide. Well laid out ,with wide variety of artefacts and exhibits accompanied by clear informative information. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint. You will find the traditional things you find in a Native American Museum. Not a bad outing, but an ok one. The museum does bring in speakers and Native American musicians. Those add another dimension to the museum that make this place special. If...More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear DavisDiva47, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Museum of Native American History. We hope Your next visit to the museum will coordinate with one of our special events June 14 - 17-- The Native American Cultural Symposium-: Creative Visions of Contemporary Native...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a road trip from Minnesota and my parents recommended this as a stop. I've been exposed to Native American items my whole life but was neat to see a different variety. Way too many arrowheads that do not interest me. The headdresses were...More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 672lelar, Thank yo for making t he Museum of Native American History a road trip destination. What smart parents you have. May you find yourself one day back in NW Arkansas and visit the museum again. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beginning of the museum's path is full of boring arrowheads and pottery. But then the headresses and other items were fantastic! My favorite was Lone Dog's Winter Count, a calendar by events that happened to the Dakota tribe.More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear jcmorden, Thank you for your visit to the Museum of Native American History. Lone Dog's Winter Count is one of my favorite's in the museum permanent collection. It is a great teaching moment for students to fall through time with each glyph that represents...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Every element of this museum is exquisitely done. From the well-selected artifacts to the interesting interpretive content to the easily understood chronological arrangement of exhibit sections, this place has it all. The museum tells the story of Native American peoples through thoughtful videos, appropriate artifacts...More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Dear MNDoodles, Wow! if I didn't work here, I would definitely honor the detour of my road trip to make the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas a must destination! We hope you will stay in touch as we add new exhibits and...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

The artifacts in this museum are amazing! Beautifully displayed also. I learned so much about early Native American Life. I would take a guided tour is one was available but you can follow the time periods and understand the collections without it. Would definitely go...More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear judi262, Thank you for sharing your visit at the Museum of Native American History. It is a true honor to be a part of such an important story that bridges the past, present, and future of the first people of the Americas . From...More

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Marilee P
February 22, 2015|
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Dear Marilee P., The Museum of Native American History is founded by David Bogle who is registered Cherokee. If I can be of any further assistance please feel free to contact me at the Museum of Native American History... More
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