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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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Outstanding Museum

We almost did not go to this outstanding museum. What a great loss it would have been. One of the best museums I have ever gone to. Dinosaurs, Native American jewelry, Native... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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mt. morris il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost did not go to this outstanding museum. What a great loss it would have been. One of the best museums I have ever gone to. Dinosaurs, Native American jewelry, Native American Pots, Original Art Gallery, wonderful gift shop. A must see when you are in Flagstaff.

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Bloomington, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of great displays on the geology & Native Americans of this part of the Southwest. And the special exhibit of Grand Canyon paintings was alone worth the time & reasonable ticket price. The museum shop store had a good selection of books to help enrich one's visit to this area.

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum sort of summarised everything I’d encountered the last 10 days, bringing the Anasazi, the Navajo, the Pai, the Supai and the Havasupai all together to show a well put together timeline. Aside from that it had the usual wall of Katsina (not as good as the one in the Heard museum in Phoenix), rugs as wall hangings and... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was well worth the 3 1/2 hour drive from Bullhead City, Arizona. Went there solely to see this. And it was well worth it. Excellent cultural history displays and geological information, along with amazing artifacts. Don't hesitate to go!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After living in Flagstaff since 1975 when we married, my husband surprised me by telling me he had never been to the Museum of Northern Arizona! We went there to see a special exhibition, Trappings of the American West (a magnificent collection of cowboy -and cowgirl- gear, all beautifully handmade). So while we were there for Trappings, we did a... More 

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is small and can be walked through in a couple hours. Despite this there is a lot of information on North America prior to and after the arrival of the Europeans and other settlers. The lifestyle, as depicted, of the Hopi, Navajos and other cultures is in depth and fascinating. There is even some pre-history geology which shows... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a must if you want to know the geological formations of northern Arizona as well as the native Indians who inhabited this area so many years ago. small but a lot to see here.

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McMinnville, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fee at the time was $22 for each adult, but if Native American history is of any interest to you, this is a must see. Several indigenous local tribes are represented. The "tour" of the facility begins with a history of the area geologically and then moves into how tribes progressed in culture over time. Much art and many... More 

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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