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“Fabulous!!!!”

Museum of Northern Arizona
Ranked #7 of 109 things to do in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the great regional museums of our world, surrounded by tremendous geological, biological, and cultural resources in one of Earth's most spectacular landscapes. With a long and illustrious history, MNA evokes the very spirit of the Colorado Plateau and serves as a gateway to understanding this unique region. Whatever your time frame, this museum will enhance your experience of the richly diverse cultures, landscapes, and ecology of the Plateau. Nine permanent and changing exhibit galleries present Native cultures, tribal lifeways, natural sciences, and fine arts. Ventures and custom tours explore the Four Corners Region of the American Southwest. Award-winning Museum Shop & Bookstore onsite. Self-guided Rio de Flag Nature Trail.
Reviewed September 2, 2011

This is truly a wonderful place. If you enjoy Native American art, or just like seeing small museums, this is so worth it. Beautiful.

Thank Willowdances1
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

I read the good reviews here and elsewhere and chose to bring my 13-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter to this museum while on our vacation. They liked the geology and paleonotology exhibits and the way food gathering and crops changed over time. Then they were ready to leave. They were bored with the art exhibits. There is nothing to give you a feel for the difference between Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni cultures. Wupatki would have probably been better, except it was closed due to the wildfire.

I recommend Lowell Observatory, Sunset Crater Volcano, or Montezuma Castle (south of Flagstaff on I-17). There was a very engaging park ranger at Montezuma Castle, and my kids learned a lot about Native American crafts, weapons, crops, trade, and toys, much more there than at Museum of Northern Arizona.

5  Thank MrsRocketScience
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Reviewed November 8, 2009

While planning a visit to the Grand Canyon, the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff is an amazing place to learn more about the Colorado Plateau.

I have been a fairly frequent visitor and am always impressed.

Thank azcartripper
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Reviewed October 12, 2009

This is a not a small exhibit. Allow yourself the time it takes to see Hopi, Navajo, Apache histories through baskets, jewelry, blankets, cooking vessels, clothing and artwork. Anthropologists will spend hours here appreciating this well organized facility. Don't miss the gift shop. These are not touristy trickets in the shop. These are genuine Navajo blankets, silver jewelry, pottery, that are of the best quality. Gorgeous T-shirts at bargain prices are a must to take home. The facility is very handicapped friendly with wide aisles. We will be back next time with grandchildren who need to see this gem of a museum.

4  Thank lakelifer
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Reviewed September 13, 2009

i really enjoyed this museum. it does not seem to be well known. it is quite large at 18000 square feet. i took tour and enjoyed tour by knowledgeable, friendly and helpful docent. staff was very helpful. courtyard with trees from four different climates. electic mix of galleries all dealing with northern arizona, especially native americans: archeology, geology, art, etc. you can spend between one to five hours. grounds have trail to creek below. no restaurant or cafe. see museum website for further details. two gift stores, one dealing exclusively in books.

Thank PULAOKHAO
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