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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
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Ranked #14 of 76 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere.
Athens
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Well Done”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

My fiancee is an archeologist so of course we had to see the Peabody. The exhibits were very well done. Being from the West I have seen many Native American museums and artifacts, however the Peabody brought a fresh view. They had some very interesting Native American artifacts. The Mayan and South American display was a little disapointing since the exhibits were mainly reproductions, but that did not dampen the visit. Give yourself some time to see everything.

Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Great ethnographic museum with a manageable size.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

This old New England institution has long been a fixture of the Harvard campus. It has great exhibits on the native peoples of the Americas. It's large enough to keep you occupied for several hours, but if you're determined you can also see it all in one visit — the perfect size for a museum, in my opinion.

Your ticket also gets you entrance to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. The two museums are connected on the inside, although their entrances are on opposite sides of the same building.

Visited May 2012
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Massachusetts
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“A must for "Fiesta Latina"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

We visited this museum in October 2012 for the Fiesta Latina event and we had an amazing time! The staff and volunteers were super friendly; the food samples delicious; the especial activities an presentations were beautiful; the stands were very informative. I had never been there before and I cant wait to come back. I visited with 2 young children (3 and 5) and my 19 year old niece and we all had a blast. The kids keep on asking me when we are going back!

Visited October 2012
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Peekskill, New York
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“Another Must-See Museum at Harvard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

One of the best exhibits of the history of the Americas. So much to learn and see in these exhibits. Great for goths kids and adults.

Visited March 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Discover Indian American, Mayan and Aztec history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

Entrance buys access to both the Peabody museum and t he natural museum. An afternoon of discovery. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2013
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