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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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This is a must see if you are in the NW Arkansas area! So many fine exhibits arrowheads clothing pottery rugs headdress I could go on and on. I highly recommend and all of this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see if you are in the NW Arkansas area! So many fine exhibits arrowheads clothing pottery rugs headdress I could go on and on. I highly recommend and all of this is free admission! There is a contribution box. I love this because some families just dont have a lot and they can come to this... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We weren't prepared for what we saw. There are artifacts here dating back to 12,000 BC. A skeleton of a wooly mamout greets you when you enter. Probably about 10,000 arrow heads.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently took a group from our church and I was blown away! This is and outstanding museum with a very friendly staff! If you are interested in Native American culture, this is a must!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was amazing and most unexpected. We were visiting relatives in Bentonville and they recommended visiting the museum. The amount of arrow heads is the most I have ever seen. It was far better organized than the Native American Museum in DC. The displays were well done and informative. The Trail of Tears came through this area. The staff was... More 

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

Dear Meade J, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit that will encourage others to make the museum of Native American History a destination when traveling near Bentonville, Arkansas. We are so glad you had a great visit and that it is the beginning of many more returns. Thank you again, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited this museum a couple of times in the past year or two when friends and family have come to town and it's well worth the time. It has a massive collection of spear points, arrowheads and such, but for us the pottery was the main attraction - some truly remarkable examples on display. Also there are some beautiful... More 

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

Dear Roger G, First of all, I love that your granddaughter was inspired to make corn pudding from one of our books i the gift shop for your family. It is always our hope that we inspire new generations to learn more about the first Americans. Your review is most appreciated and as always, we look forward to your next... More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unexpected and delightful find for us. The Museum is just awesome. There are so many exhibits and it was a joy for us to go through. You will not be disappointed if you are interested in history.

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

Dear djynar8, You had me at "Unexpected and delightful find....The museum is awesome" Thank you for your visit. We hope you will return for new exhibits and fabulous events. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Sesser, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what a pleasant surprise. Extensive comprehensive historic museum. Great quality museum - loved the head dresses. Collection is a hidden gem in Arkansas.

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

Dear Deborah H, Thank you for "GO" and "WOW"....You review is most appreciated for this hidden gem. We hope we can "WOW" you over and over again. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Oakville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first we thought this was just a well done museum on Native American history. But the manager started talking to us about some of the items on exhibit and this gave it a completely different perspective. A number of the items are only-one-of-its-kind in the world, and others the best examples of their kind in the world. Many of... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not much on the Native American History, but this place is awesome ! They have stuff that dates back to 1400 BC ! It is fascinating . They have some phenomenal pieces that are in pristine condition . I highly recommend visiting this museum !

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

Dear sleeper72, Thank you for recommending the Museum of native American History as a destination to future visitors who find themselves close to NW Arkansas. For all of us who work here, we find it an honor to be a part of growing this museum... and from my road trip experience -- the museum is definitely worth taking a detour.... More 

New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of Native American History fills a gap in Crystal Bridges' collection of American Art -- the art of indigenous peoples. Reasons to visit this museum include the following: 1. It's free (so please make a donation) 2. The people who run it are extraordinarily gracious and knowledgeable. For example, they can explain -- from first-hand experience -- how... More 

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

Dear Moi R, Thank you so much for adding the Museum of Native American History to your Bentonville, Arkansas museum tour. And thank for such a great review. Our curator Matt Rowe is in the museum on Tuesday and Thursday and I learn something new everyday. Also, when he is in the museum he helps visitors identify and date some... More 

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