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“very informative”
Review of Heard Museum

Heard Museum
Ranked #3 of 230 things to do in Phoenix
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Owner description: The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the Heard Museum reveals the cultures of tribes in the region through exhibits, demonstrations and live performances and displays the work of contemporary Native American artists. Artists demonstrate their work during the week and musicians perform on most weekends.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“very informative”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We learned quite a bit about native american cultures. The exhibit about Native American boarding schools was interesting. We took a tour (free) by a guide of the museum and it was very informative.

Visited July 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent take”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Enjoyed several hours today at the Heard Museum. Took two guided tours. The first gave an overview of the museum well worth doing and then you can see what you may want to return to. The other was an informative about the different native people of the southwest. Both were excellently done,very Interesting and informative.
Definitely a must see if you are in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Educational & fun”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Spent a few hours there, had a excellent meal at the restaurant. Kids were a little tired so didn't get to really see everything but liked all the interactive parts they had for them. It was hot so we didn't look at the outside displays. Would recommend if you have a good amount of time to spend there.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Holds the Secrets to Change the World”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

In one of the video galleries we met a father and his teenage sons who came all the way from Holland to learn about the culture and injustices endured of the indigeneous people of the Southwest. It is a issue that people get so hypersensitive about because they cannot believe how inappropriately Eurocentric views descimated such a rich and beautiful way of life. So they shut it out and fall back on the lies we learned in American History class. Now the Heard Museum does not intend to make you feel bad or beg for your pity, instead its intentions are set on a far greater purpose. That is – if everyone could get a taste and learn from the Native American culture: a beautiful and simple lifestyle deeply rooted in spiritual values, we would probably treat each other much better and the world would be a better place – closer to Peace, and closer to the great spirit. It can be a powerful and life-changing experience if you allow yourself to let your guard down and stand in solidarity with a natural viewpoint that can save ourselves from our own pervasive individualism spiraling us to our demise. Then the world can move forward by moving backward to the times before Columbus, the Spanish Inquisition, and the greatest crimes done to spirituality.

Visited July 2013
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Ellicott City, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very interesting!!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Took both tours offered at this museum and learned so much. Tours are just the right length of time. Also ate at the café and the food was delicious!

Visited July 2013
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