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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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Nice surprise

I was surprised by this little gem of a museum. I was in Bentonville for Crystal Bridges, but I... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2015
Liam A
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Great Museum!

We were there in February and what a wonderful surprise. We didn't know what to expect because the... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2015
Ellen D
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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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+1 479-273-2456
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Reviewed May 7, 2015

I was surprised by this little gem of a museum. I was in Bentonville for Crystal Bridges, but I found this place on Google Maps and decided to try it. This museum has a huge collection of projectile points (arrowheads, spear tips, etc.) from many...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2015

Dear Liam A. from Little Rock, AR., Thank you for adding the Museum of Native American History to your NW Arkansas visit. The museum is ever-growing and adding new events. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were there in February and what a wonderful surprise. We didn't know what to expect because the Museum seemed quite small and sort of "out of the way". However, it has wonderful artifacts, some of which we recognised from Ken Burns American West series....More

Thank Ellen D
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2015

Dear Ellen D. from Oklahoma City, Ok., Thank you for visiting the Museum of Native American History and taking the time to let future visitors make the museum a destination. So glad you met Mr. Bogle. A chance visit with him in the museum always...More

Reviewed May 4, 2015

Recently visited this museum with my sister and brother-in-law. We were all impressed with the displays and quality of this museum. We will definitely return for another visit.More

Thank Rich K
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2015

Dear Rich K, We look forward to your next visit to the Museum of Native American History. The museum is is ever growing and adding to our 14,000 year story of Native American History of the Americas. Thank you for taking the time to write...More

Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

This museum is very small but has an excellent collection of Native American artifacts. They are presented well and the accompanying information is also well done. There is also a self paced audio tour available that provides additional insight.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2015

Dear Imaougirl from Oklahoma City, OK., Thank you for visiting the Museum of Native American History. We appreciate that you took the time to let future visitors my us a destination. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

Reviewed April 30, 2015

Before we walked in, I told my buddy that this is probably going to be some small display and thanks for tagging along with me. Walking in... we were quickly impressed with the large mural and the massive mastodon. AND... it was completely free to...More

Thank 7Darrell007
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2015

Dear Darrell007 from Bloomfield Hills, MI., Thank you for taking a chance visit to the museum, but mostly, thank you for such a great review on Trip Advisor to encourage other NW Arkansas visitors to make the Museum of Native American History a 'Don't Miss...More

Reviewed April 27, 2015

I had a one hour time restraint so I spent most of that hour in the Reservation Period room. Excellent collection, quality artifacts in good condition. A nice complement to other fine museums. Quickly walked the remainder of the collections and immediately began planning a...More

Thank Charles K
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2015

Dear Charles K of Tulsa USA, Thank you for aerobic visit to the Museum of Native American History. Whether 15 minutes or all day ...the museum is inspiring for all ages. We look forward to your next visit and thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Museum of Native American History is more than a pleasant surprise. It is a must see for anyone visiting Bentonville. It is a collection of Indian artifacts one won't see anywhere else. Very pleasant and helpful staff.More

Thank Paula D
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2015

Dear Paula D from Eldridge, MO., Thank you for visiting the Museum of Native American History. We strive to make every return visit also a pleasant surprise with new exhibits, events, and of course always adding new artists and Native made items to the gift...More

Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a jewel of a museum. The displays are organized and the items on exhibit are the best of the best. We have been three times and have enjoyed it each time.More

Thank Pam Aslin M
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2015

Dear Pam Aslin M Thank you for your return visits to the Museum of Native American History and for taking the time to write a review of your visits that will encourage others to make the museum a destination when they are close to NW...More

Reviewed April 23, 2015

This surprisingly interesting museum, privately owned, is a little gem in the town now most noted for the Crystal Bridges museum of American art. It's a varied and fascinating collection that ranges from precolumbian art to contemporary Southwestern pottery, with all kinds of artifacts to...More

Thank Nancy B
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2015

Dear Nancy B from North Little Rock, AR., It is always fun to see the pleasant surprise on new visitors faces as they come full circle through the Paleo Period and finish in the last two rooms of the Early Reservation Period. Thank you for...More

Reviewed April 22, 2015

Although it is a bit difficult to find in Bentonville, we were very pleased with our visit to this museum and we highly recommend it. The displays are lovely, complete, and informative--even the arrowhead explanation was interesting! The people who work there are very enthusiastic...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2015

Dear 637amj from San Diego, CA., Thank you for going the extra mile (literally from the Downtown Bentonville Historic Square) and visiting the Museum of Native American History. Your review is most appreciated and the gift shop is getting better and better...heck, I shop here....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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