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“Museum Hill”

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Ranked #21 of 275 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Most informative about the creation of this archival museum and the era it reveals. The docent was so pleasant and helpful and the museum store had excellent pieces to consider.

Thank rsimm1
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This museum is free and donation based. The woman who was at the front desk gave us the greatest little talk about the museum's history. Without her helpful talk I probably wouldn't have rated our visit this high. Take the time to read all about Mary Wheelwright, the museum's namesake. She was a very eccentric and wonderful historical figure in the area.

Thank Bui101
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is a really well designed little museum with great exhibits and a nice "trading post." The volunteer staff was particularly warm and friendly.

Thank oregonpoppa
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Part of the whole picture of American Indian museums in Santa Fe. Don't miss Contemporary Museum of American Indian Art as another perspective with this one.

Thank Mary-FoodieBoo
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Located on Museum Hill but set slightly apart, the Wheelwright is always a great stop. Dedicated to preservation of Native arts and culture, the exhibits are always interesting and the building itself is worth a visit. The entry way is on a large patio with a wonderful view of the city and surrounding area. The gift shop is worth a visit too.

Thank Carol B
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