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“Wonderful Indian blankets”

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Ranked #20 of 269 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
New Braunfels, TX
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful Indian blankets”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Awesome display of Indian blankets and how they were woven and worn. There was an eye-popping display of beaded hand bags and other beaded articles. In the basement there is a replica of an old time trading post - complete with creaking wood floors. The items in the trading post are available for purchase and the volunteer workers are very knowledgeable about the various makers and their tribes.

Visited September 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very much enjoyed this small museum, and can't believe "donation" is the only fee. Beautiful exhibit of Indian blankets was so interesting, and we found a fetish in the "trading post" in the basement that we hadn't found any place else on this summer trip. Highly recommend

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Small But Interesting”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We didn't know what to expect, but we were quite fascinated by the displays of weavings/rugs and the excellent narrative that accompanied them. There was also a small show of modern American Indian beading which was beautiful and amazing in its detail. The shop at the lower level had a range of high-quality souvenirs.

Visited June 2013
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Hilliard, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A great museum”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

This museum is alway a great place to visit with it's changing exhibits and you definitely don't want to miss a visit to their trading post downstairs for a great chance to buy authentic native art.

Visited August 2013
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Atlanta
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Santa Fe Museum”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We have been coming to the Wheelwright for many years and always enjoy the exhibitions. In addition, their gallery always has an excellent selection of pottery, jewelry and books on Indian art and culture.

Visited August 2013
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