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“Great find in NWAR!”

Museum of Native American History
Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Bentonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through America's Past," where we will give you a glimpse into what life was like for America's first inhabitants. The museum is divided into five different time periods that will guide you through the constantly changing lives of the Native Americans, as seen through their artifacts . Our displays feature relics that date from over 14,000 years old to historic times. Come visit our museum and enjoy seeing some of the finest treasures ever created by early craftsmen.Schools and groups are welcomed, call to make reservations. Handicap Accessible
Charlotte, North Carolina
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73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Great find in NWAR!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

We recently spent an afternoon at the Museum of Native American History, and enjoyed the experience. Our group was two adults and two children, ages 13 and 4.
Before even entering the front door, visitors are introduced to a giant teepee that is fun to explore. Immediately inside the entry, a mastodon skull, stuffed bear, and stuffed bobcat await. After passing a giant beautiful mural, visitors reach the welcome desk, where they receive a small transmitter to carry through the museum. This allows each visitor an interactive tour where he can hear about each portion of the collection. The stations are numbered from 1 to 115, so listening to each could take quite some time. Thankfully, for my four-year-old's attention span, we only listened to select recordings and made it through the museum in about an hour and a half.
The collection includes a large selection of arrowheads, tools, weapons, pottery, clothing (including some very impressive headdresses), and blankets.
About halfway through the museum, there is a large room with tables and chairs in case visitors require a break, and a restroom. There is also a small museum store near the entrance.
This museum is FREE and a great learning experience, but best of all, it's fun! I highly recommend this for an afternoon with the family.

Visited July 2012
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Rogers, Arkansas
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3 attraction reviews
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“Interesting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

If you're into Native American history, this place is for you. Well staffed with friendly personnel. Attractive easy to understand displays. Much to see & learn. Free admission & free audio tour as well.

Visited July 2012
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Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
1 review
“Great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

I loved the place it was great and I loved the way you can self guide your self and take your time I will be back and I will send others there to see it I really enjoyed it.

Visited July 2012
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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Little Gem with great Collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

This museum is free and tells alot more about the meaning of the pieces. It has one of the most extensive pottery collections and arrowheads than I have ever seen

Visited July 2012
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West Saint Paul, MN, USA
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Must See Visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stopped to visit this museum after a day of sightseeing and found this to be the highlight of our day! We plan on returning to spend more time and to take in more information. The amount of artifacts on exhibit is astounding and the hand held devise you are provided to learn what you are viewing is so helpful. This is really a must see experience for all ages. It is simply a treasure!

Visited June 2012
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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review, August 13, 2015
Dear Carrie W from West Saint Paul, MN.,

Your review was the highlight of OUR day. Thank you so much for taking the time to encourage others to make the Museum of Native American History a destination.

We look forward to your next visit.

Charlotte Buchanan-Yale
Director
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