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Museum of Northern Arizona

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Address: 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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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Museum that tells the whole story of the Colorado Plateau

excellent education in the paleontology, botany, archaeology , anthropology, and history of the Colorado plateau region from Northern Arizona to Utah. There is also a great art... read more

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

excellent education in the paleontology, botany, archaeology , anthropology, and history of the Colorado plateau region from Northern Arizona to Utah. There is also a great art collection of the regional sites with exhibits that change frequently. A good rainy day place for afternoons in monsoon season

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had been here a couple times over the years but not recently. This is a great museum, with regular updates to exhibits and others that rotate every few months. During our visit in July of 2016, special exhibits included artist Curt Walters, the Junior Indian Artists, and petroglyphs. The regular displays include a lot of Native American art and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Before I rafted through the Grand Canyon, the museum's exhibits walked me through the geologic layers and natural history of the canyon and the region. To my delight, the rest of the museum also displayed samples of beautiful man-made treasures, including one of the underground ceremonial rooms one sees when visiting the pueblo behind the Wupatki Monument Visitor Center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very interesting place to learn about the Flagstaff area as well as Route 66. Lots of facts and fun things to see.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go see it. It is worth your time if you are interested in Flagstaff and surrounding area history and artifacts. Easy to get to and very well maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This houses significant things from all of Arizona from jewelry and pottery. Paintings of local artists give insight into earlier times.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good overview of the area, covering the indigenous history and natural history. I have visited several times through the years since the early '70's and there hasn't been much change, not that any is needed. The staff and gift shop workers are all very friendly and helpful. Several visits I was expecting more dinosaurs than I remembered.They have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since I worked here for several years, I know the "behind the scenes" details well. Now as a visitor, I still LOVE the changing exhibits, the Native American Festivals, Overnight Learning Trips, and much much more! Anyone who is visiting Flagstaff, should consider a stop at this wonderful museum. You'll LOVE the old building as a first impression, then be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historic explanation of the Southwest Native American Cultures is very extensive, with very definitive archaeological examples. The different peoples of the area are well presented along with documented examples of the different cultures.

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We revisited this museum after a 36 year absence. This is one of the premier sites for anyone visiting northern Arizona.

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