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“Nice introduction to geology and cultural groups of the area”

Museum of Northern Arizona
Ranked #9 of 103 things to do in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
San José, Costa Rica
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50 reviews
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“Nice introduction to geology and cultural groups of the area”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Has good explanation on the Grand Canyon generation and some very nice pieces of Navajo and Hopi crafts. Is small and it's a good place to relax, get away from the weather and learn a little.

Visited April 2013
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Northumberland UK
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“Well worth the visit”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

On the edge of Flagstaff, it is an excellent museum with a good overview of local Native American cultures. A very good shop with helpful staff who located a book for us in another shop, which they didn't have on site. Liked the Women Painters and Famous Arizona Women exhibits.

Visited March 2013
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Atlanta
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“Excellent museum, much bigger than it looks from outside”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

This museum is in an interesting old stone building. Their regular exhibits on the geological and archeological history of the area is excellent. There is a special exhibit on women's western art and locally found native american pottery. There is also a gift shop, but a separate book store - we purchased books there written by local authors. The museum looked to be well-endowed and we found out Ted Danson does fund raisers for them every year!

Visited March 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Well put together.”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Museum spans many things, art, history, paleontology and anthropology and it does it well. The kids area was good and the bookstore was exceptional!

Visited March 2013
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Madison, South Dakota
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“Excellent exhibits tie together the story of the Colorado Plateau and its people”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Although quite a few museums have exhibits that cover the material in this one, the geology and anthropology of the Colorado Plateau, none do it any better and most don't come close to the quality of the exhibits here. The story of the prehistoric people who populated the area is told in an understandable and comprehensive manner that makes it easy to put into perspective the various peoples who were the ancestors of today's Native American tribes. The exhibits and artifacts are definitely adult-oriented; this is not a museum for children with the exception of an small, temporary exhibit on mountain lions. Visiting here for a couple of hours is well worth it.

Visited April 2013
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