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Amerind Foundation Museum

2100 N. Amerind Road, Dragoon, AZ 85609
+1 520-586-3666
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A true desert gem-highest recommendation

Should one desire an introduction to southwestern early cultures, one could do very well here. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wayfarer29
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Everett, Washington
Bring microscope, flashlight and stool

Lots of nice artifacts with tiny print interpretation and low light making it very difficult and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bill B
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2100 N. Amerind Road, Dragoon, AZ 85609
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Should one desire an introduction to southwestern early cultures, one could do very well here. The museum contents resulted from archeological excavation in locales of Arizona and northern Mexico conducted by the founders. Addition objects from this region post European contact are displayed as well....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of nice artifacts with tiny print interpretation and low light making it very difficult and annoying to try to take the displays seriously and read what they explain. Many display interpretations are near the floor so a stool is needed for most adults to...More

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on a bus tour to see the cranes and this stop was added to our agenda...and I am glad. I enjoyed the displays in the small well designed museum. There is also a nice art gallery in an adjacent building that is well...More

Thank Carol L
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Museum covers a breath of Southwest Indian artifacts and information. Some of the information is outdated as words such as "Papago" are no longer used. Nomenclatures and adequate descriptions are lacking in some exhibits. Some of the exhibits didn't have lighting (or it wasn't...More

Thank miles c
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Amazing museum in the middle of almost nowhere. Wonderful, well-curated collection of American Indian pots, baskets, and artifacts.Nice additional art museum, good but small museum shop. Beautiful desert setting.

Thank llionlady
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The area is great to have a picnic. It's right off of I-10 and is so peaceful. The Museum was really nice and so was the gift store. The employees there are wonderful!!

Thank tutana
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Beautiful setting (Dragoon Mountains), interesting history of the ranch and the founders of Amerind and wonderful artifacts from South, Central and North American Native cultures. Picnicking, birdwatching, nature trail available on the grounds. Use your Tucson Attractions Passport (2 for 1 entrance fee at the...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This Museum continues to amaze me with the uniqueness of their collection. I first saw NW coppers here and still have not seen them in any other collection. This is a must see when you are in the area.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

February 2017. We visited with friends who come to Arizona for the winter. They took us to the Amerind Museum on a day trip from the Roper Lake State Park. William Fulton was an archeologist in his second career, and his wife raised thorougbred horses....More

Thank cometrider
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were pleasantly surprised at the extent of the exhibits at this museum. We have visited many similar museums throughout the Southwest but found this one exceptionally extensive with displays and descriptons ranging from the Ice Age to the present. The stand-alone exhibits in the...More

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Charlotte M
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Response from diamor2015 | Reviewed this property |
There is a small cemetery just inside the gate of the Foundation. I don't know whether this is the cemetery your family would be associated with. It appears to be still in use. The museum is primarily run by volunteers who... More
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