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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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great museum if you love Native American history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ben S
Sedona, Arizona
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Sedona, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a museum person, I usually think they are somewhat boring and I tend to be overloaded after half an hour or so with too much detail information I will not remember a few days later. What a different place this museum is!! the exhibits are so interesting, so well presented, so visually appealing and stunning! Being a... More 

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Coronado, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in Arizona since 1972, but I never had visited the Museum before this week. It's comprehensive and full of interesting information about our state as well as the four corners area. I would go back!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most wonderful museum! the exhibits, both temporary and permanent are fantastic and express so much history and culture of northern Arizona. There is a gift shop and jewelry store which are both top notch, carrying many local artists. Do not miss this one!

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Midlothian, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well that was an overpriced 30 minute tour. People must not get out much claiming this is the best museum they have ever been to...the people that worked there seemed just as bored as we were. And the gift shop was insanely expensive! I would not recommend taking children as they could bump into something and cost you $3000!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wide range of treasures can be fund here. Excellent presentation and educational context. Wonderful jewelry, weavings, ceramics and many other things - you could spend 90 minter a whole day here. Great gift shop but some of the things are so nice they were to "speedy" ( a term for expensive we learned in AK) for us!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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