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“A Museum Like No Other”

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
Springdale, Arkansas
1 review
“A Museum Like No Other”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

I was utterly amazed when I toured this state of the art museum. There is an excellent array of Native American artifacts, costumes, and paintings plus a wonderful gift shop and conference area. Just think it is found in Bentonville, Arkansas. You owe it to yourself to come and see this outstanding part of our history on display.

Visited December 2013
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monah202, Manager at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear Schoolmarm750,

We really appreciate your lovely review. The more people like you spread the word about us, the more people we hope to be able to entertain and educate for years to come. We hope we'll see you again soon!

Thanks again,

Stephanie Brown
Director
MONAH
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“Learned A Lot”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Before trying to fly out of XNA, my father and I stopped in to see the museum. First off, we were overwhelmed with the number and quality of the arrowheads. They were all throughout the firsts action of the museum. As you got past the first few rooms, the number of artifacts expanded as the time closed into modern day. I think for most people the last couple of rooms would be the most interesting as they covered the Wild West and the turn of the century (the 20th). As the museum is free and so full of history, I would recommend visiting if you have a couple of hours and are in the Bentonville area.

Visited March 2014
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monah202, Manager at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear jehenson81,

Thank you for taking the time to write us such an informative review. Every little bit helps, and it really does help us get the word out. We're so glad you were able to come by on your way out of town. Maybe the next time you visit NWA, we can invite you to visit us fully as a destination; we are always adding to the museum and expanding the collection, so there's always something more to see.

Best Wishes,

Stephanie Brown
Director
MONAH
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“Captivating for All”
Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

I am an American Indian Artifact enthusiast, and found the array of artifacts engrossing. Wife loved it too. A real gem for the area.

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monah202, Manager at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Manycoup,

Thank you very much for writing us such a nice review. Word-of-mouth is still our best for of advertising, and people like you really help us spread the word about our little (big!) museum. Hope to see you again soon,

Stephanie Brown
Director
MONAH
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Wow, what an unexpected local treasure. We were looking for something else to see after visiting Crystal Bridges and someone suggested this place. The exhibits are well executed, diverse and the accompanying audio interesting.

Visited October 2013
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Rogers, Arkansas
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“Very educational, helpful staff”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

took a school field trip here and the kids really enjoyed it, as well as the adults! Clean environment, interesting artifacts, an all around great place to visit if you are interested in Native American History!

Visited February 2014
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monah202, Manager at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Dear rogersmom14,

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review. I know after a large field trip such as yours, things can be a bit hectic, but it really does help us with out advertising. It is very much appreciated, and you and the kids are always welcome back-- either for another class trip, or just you and the family.

Best Wishes,

Stephanie Brown
Director
MONAH
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