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Museum of Northern Arizona

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Address: 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-8348
Phone Number: 19287745213
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One of the great regional museums of our world, surrounded by tremendous...

One of the great regional museums of our world, surrounded by tremendous geological, biological, and cultural resources in one of Earth's most spectacular landscapes. With a long and illustrious history, MNA evokes the very spirit of the Colorado Plateau and serves as a gateway to understanding this unique region. Whatever your time frame, this museum will enhance your experience of the richly diverse cultures, landscapes, and ecology of the Plateau. Nine permanent and changing exhibit galleries present Native cultures, tribal lifeways, natural sciences, and fine arts. Ventures and custom tours explore the Four Corners Region of the American Southwest. Award-winning Museum Shop & Bookstore onsite. Self-guided Rio de Flag Nature Trail.

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A required visit before any other touring geological or native American

Read the numerous and prolific 5-star reviews, and go -- before you visit the Grand Canyon, the Navajo Reservation, or Hopi Territory. A nice, small scale museum: you can visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Poughkeepsie, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Read the numerous and prolific 5-star reviews, and go -- before you visit the Grand Canyon, the Navajo Reservation, or Hopi Territory. A nice, small scale museum: you can visit it in a short time. Full of geological history (first room) and of the history and development of Native Americans -- the next four or five, with brief and essential... More 

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting with a wonderful special exhibit of oil paintings by artist Kurt Walters. Very interesting with staff that was very knowledgeable and enjoyed answering questions.

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St. Charles, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful little museum. My wife and I were blown away at the exhibits and how they were laid out. From dinosaur skeletons up through modern artistry by native Americans , you walk through and just get more amazed with each step. Beautiful pottery and jewelry, paintings, and thousand year old stick figures. A must see for any history buff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my wife here, she was amazed and practically blown away. If you didn't have an idea of anything to do with arizona as far back as the stone age til now, you'll learn here.

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Berlin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful well kept museum about halfway between downtown Flag (we learned quickly that this is what the locals call Flagstaff) and the Snowbowl. Everything is on one floor. This museum takes you through the geologic and archeological history of the area—not extensive, but just right. Do not miss the exhibits on the Native American's who lived and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely building set amongst trees on the edge of Flagstaff houses a superb set of collections tracing the geological and archeological prehistory and history of the area, before introducing its rich holdings of Native American life and art. We were particularly taken with the exhibit of the Junior Indian Prize which the museum ran decades back, displaying the superb... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and well worth the trip. Had a rainy weekend so all the hiking was too wet so we were looking for something different to do. It was very fun and educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended the Navajo Festival, which took place at this museum. The festival was interesting but we were so impressed by the museum that we want to go back there when it is not so crowded. It's a best kept secret "gem" of Flagstaff.

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Sedona, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This lovely museum is full of Native American history and crafts. In addition, there is geologic information about the forming of Northern Arizona. The museum is in a lovely old building that is comfortable and easy to walk through. There is an exhibition space, which currently houses an exhibit of paintings by Curt Walters. He is an amazing artist, and... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This spacious historic building houses the fine collection and exhibitions of this museum. Indian handicrafts are available in the shop

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