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Iroquois Indian Museum
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Owner description: The Iroquois Indian Museum building is a work of art designed in the shape and spirit of the old longhouses that once graced the valleys of upstate New York. Visitors walk through the Museum in a counter- clockwise direction mimicking Skywoman’s movements as she created earth on Turtle’s back. Archeology exhibits focus on the ancestors of the Iroquois from 10,000 years ago until European contact. History exhibits highlight the men’s realm of hunting, warfare, chieftainships, and games and the women’s realm of the longhouse, the clans, the crops, and politics. The Museum represents the worlds most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art work. This collection celebrates the ancient unity of the Iroquois still expressed in the creative spirit of today’s artists. A special interactive Children’s area introduces young visitors to Iroquois traditions through a variety of crafts, games and technologies. A guide posted Nature Park of 45 acres is open year round for walks, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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419 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Well worth the trip!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We traveled an hour to visit this museum. The price was reasonable and there was plenty to see and do. Lots of fun things for children to do too. Many brief but informative postings and a super turtle pool downstairs. If you don't know the significance, you will learn the story there. Nice gift shop and displays. We enjoyed our visit.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Elaine M
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Montreal, Quebec
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106 reviews
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“Nice Outing for Native Culture”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Nice place to visit and see Iroquois artifacts, handicrafts, books, etc. Lovely countryside setting.

Visited November 2012
Thank arizawe
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Liverpool, New York, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mediocre at best”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

It was just a lot of historical items in display cases. There was nothing interactive or engaging for the $8 we paid. They did have a "pond" with 8 turtles in it. My local museum is much more informative and entertaining.

Visited September 2013
Thank Ashley L
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Troy, New York
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64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worth a visit. Celebrates Iroquois culture - past and present”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

For anyone who wants to learn about the native peoples in upstate New York, this is definitely the place to visit. The Iroquois Nation was so influential in this area of the US before the European invasion and even into the early 19th century. I like that the exhibits show the past and also the current culture of the tribes who originated in this area. Other Indian exhibits that I have visited focus on only the past and dismiss the culture of current-day Indians. Great hands-on children's area and a wonderful area around the museum with walking trails. The gift shop has some high-quality artwork created by Iroquois artists in addition to stuff that will appeal to children. They hold an annual Iroquois Indian Festival (dancing, story-telling, vendors) over Labor Day weekend. Low-key, but meaningful.

Visited September 2013
4 Thank Cherrie E
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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Nice Local Place”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you live nearby it is well worth taking a Membership to help support the Museum. As another person stated - it is most worthwhile when they have special events and social dance during the summer months, otherwise the admission price for a family can be pricey.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Poprika1
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