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Address: 324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092-1813
Phone Number: 518-296-8949
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Iroquois Indian Museum building is a work of art designed in the shape...

The Iroquois Indian Museum building is a work of art designed in the shape and spirit of the old longhouses that once graced the valleys of upstate New York. Visitors walk through the Museum in a counter- clockwise direction mimicking Skywoman’s movements as she created earth on Turtle’s back. Archeology exhibits focus on the ancestors of the Iroquois from 10,000 years ago until European contact. History exhibits highlight the men’s realm of hunting, warfare, chieftainships, and games and the women’s realm of the longhouse, the clans, the crops, and politics. The Museum represents the worlds most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art work. This collection celebrates the ancient unity of the Iroquois still expressed in the creative spirit of today’s artists. A special interactive Children’s area introduces young visitors to Iroquois traditions through a variety of crafts, games and technologies. A guide posted Nature Park of 45 acres is open year round for walks, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

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Fascinating, beautiful artwork

Discovered this gem while on my way to a different attraction. It was very informative and had a lot of artwork - arts and crafts style. It is 8 dollars to get in, but worth it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mal016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Discovered this gem while on my way to a different attraction. It was very informative and had a lot of artwork - arts and crafts style. It is 8 dollars to get in, but worth it. The entire downstairs features activities for children to learn and a healthy turtle pool. The person running it did not seem of Native American... More 

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Thank mal016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with my 15 year old daughter & spent well over an hour just checking out their recent Exhibit that is made up of past exhibits over the last 35 years. This is one of the best exhibits that deals directly with Native American Artists. This is a must see exhibit for all to see.

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Thank Rich Z
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This seemed a pretty small place. But looking through the eyes of young children, it was just right. Since the day was built around them, that was a win. We got a $1 per person discount from our Howe Caverns tickets, a nice thing. We spent most of our time downstairs in the Children's museum. But that day they had... More 

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Thank 20hdk
Dansville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

this museum has been descibed as having the most extensive collection of Iroquois cultural information and artifacts of all. My impression ran more to the guality, rather than quantity, of this museum's diversified presentation of the Haudenosaunee people. The exhibits show how the original residents of Central and Western New York State led a primitive (by European standards) lifestyle, but... More 

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Thank Larry H
Coxsackie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Great lace to learn about our native Americans . Buildings are clean and well articulated descriptions of different areas .Good for all age groups and easy to access for older adults

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Thank margchal
Cincinnatus, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This was a wonderful addition to our trip. The employees were very nice and the artwork was impressive. It was a very educational experience and would be great for a school trip.

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Thank Lacole L
Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The museum building is architecturally interesting. The exhibits are informative and the artwork beautiful and meaningful. The grounds are spacious and paths through the woods are pleasant and restful.The children were free to roam around outside and use the children's section downstairs. My daughter learned to do a beadwork bracelet. Don't forget the gift shop! If you go during the... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Most people are in this area for Howes Cavern and this site is on your way there. The museum is well maintained and has a beautiful large yard. The architecture of the place is interesting and looks a little like a large long house but not made of logs. The price is a little much but all our children were... More 

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Iroquois Indian M, Manager at Iroquois Indian Museum, responded to this review

I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Museum! Please come see us again. More 

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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Nice little museum with some interesting interpretive art. A bit over priced for what it has to offer, but i saw it as contributing to its growth. Was relaxing after the long Howe Caverns tour. Interesting exhibit on stereotypes. A guide in the children's section that could explain more could have been nice.

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Owego, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

A pretty cool little museum to check out! Stopped in to look at everything, learned a lot of interesting facts I never knew before. And one thing I really liked best of all, was the turtles they had! They had so many live turtles swimming around, and they all looked so cute! Even if you have kids with you, I... More 

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Iroquois Indian M, Manager at Iroquois Indian Museum, responded to this review

Thanks very much! We hope you are able to visit again this season! More 

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