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Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

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2600 Central Park Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-1110
+1 847-475-1030
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Unexpected small treasurer

A small but excellent museum with many Native American artifacts covering a range of items from... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2017
Don M
Arlington, Texas
Manageable museum with a great mission and very knowledgeable staff

Great place to pop in and learn about history in small, manageable setting. I used to take my... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
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Focusing exclusively on the history and culture of North American native civilizations, the collections range from the Paleo-Indian period through present day.
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2600 Central Park Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-1110
+1 847-475-1030
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Reviewed May 16, 2017

A small but excellent museum with many Native American artifacts covering a range of items from clothing to pottery. Docents available on weekends.

Thank Don M
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Great place to pop in and learn about history in small, manageable setting. I used to take my children there when they were young, as it was interesting but not large. Their schools also went there on field trips. Worth a visit!

Thank HAV847
Reviewed September 23, 2016

We had this on our list of things to do after our time in downtown Evanston. It is not a huge museum, but very well laid out. Each area has a map showing the various nations, and you will go back to look a couple...More

Thank TerrenceDean
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Very very little to see here. But Lovely people to talk too that work here. Very very small exhibition, 5 dollars for adults which is costly considering what there is to see here. Don't need much time to see this either.

1  Thank Debbybcn
Reviewed August 13, 2016

I went to the Mitchell Museum because I'd just been to some native American museums in the southwest -- also because they advertised a pottery exhibit about to expire in September. The pottery exhibit was high quality but small. In fact, there were fewer items...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The Mitchell may be a small museum, but it houses many fine pieces of Native American art. Their special exhibit on outstanding Native American women was informative and inspiring. Children are encouraged to touch a variety of articles made or used by Native Americans. Their...More

1  Thank Gloria C
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I'm a big fan of Native American art and history. This little museum offers both. A great way to spend an hour. Friendly and helpful staff. Bring the family - they might actually learn something!

Thank SamAdamsGhost
Reviewed March 16, 2016

Very informative. Great for young kids and families. Hands-on fun things to do. Children are allowed to touch certain items to experience the feeling of materials.If I am not mistaken from our last visit, there is no fee.

1  Thank capizfamily
Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about Native Americans and how they managed with limited means. The museum is not very big but it's well kept and can keep you interested for an hour or two.

1  Thank Polis P
Reviewed August 30, 2015

Great history and learned how many central tribe connected with each other. Many references to areas I used to live and currently live, from Pennsylvania to Minnesota.

Thank Chatzipper
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