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Heard Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent museum in downtown Phoenix

The Heard museum and gift shop are a wonderful way to enjoy Native American Art. The museum... read more

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We've been to this museum twice and enjoyed it both times. Go on one of the free tours - the... read more

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The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the Heard Museum reveals the cultures of tribes in the region through exhibits, demonstrations and live performances and displays the work of contemporary Native American artists...more
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2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
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Reviewed 13 January 2007

I have seen a lot of Native American artifacts -- some even in the wild state outdoors. I've seen enough museum exhibits of faded pots that I normally avoid those portion of museums nowadays. However, I read on Travel Advisor that this museum was very...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2004

Visited the Heard Museum recently while in Scottsdale. I'm not much of a fan of museums but had heard quite a lot about this museum so went to check it out. I wasn't interested in most of what the museum had to offer, but if...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Heard museum and gift shop are a wonderful way to enjoy Native American Art. The museum presents an interesting array of Indian art (textiles, ceramics, etc.) while also teaching you a bit about the experience of Native Americans. I found the Indian School exhibit...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been to this museum twice and enjoyed it both times. Go on one of the free tours - the docents are personable and very informative. Great source of information on First Nations people.

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum was very disappointing. I thought the displays were too sterile. Why not some full size dioramas with older artifacts displayed as they would have been made/used in real life in the past? And the mixing of old and new art side by side...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The largest and most complete repository of American Indian art and information about the various tribes. Knowledgeable guides as well as walk around at your own pace. A current special exhibit , until Feb 3, 2019, is "Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit". One...More

Thank rhoda w
Reviewed 2 days ago

We joined a scheduled tour of the museum and realized that it was worth the time.The displays of the native Indian tribes were fascinating and very broad. Our guide gave us the detail so that the history came alive. We spent more time after the...More

Thank Joe E
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there on Veteran's Day. The Indian School display upstairs was not open for viewing and as it is over half of the second floor of the museum that had an impact on the rating. I would wait to visit this until all parts...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 4 days ago

You have a limited time (until February 3, 2019) for the privilege of experiencing "Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Spirit." There are so many coincidences or perhaps divine providence in which many minds crossed paths. Thanks to the brilliance and foresight of the Heard...More

Thank denise73AZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a wonderful history lesson and very knowledgeable. The different tribes of Indians and the way they lived (Navajo, Hopi, etc), the articles they used. I was impressed on the different articles they used back in the day. Reading all about their way of life....More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great opportunity to see different native american displays.. It features different artifacts from many different tribes. It specializes in the Southwest, but has exhibits that cover tribes from all over the north American area. Rich exposure to art and history.

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some excellent American Indian exhibits and interesting to see how much was donated by Senator Goldwater and Fred Harvey. In some respects the rooms/exhibits are crowded and rather confusing, but still fun to explore and find things like the jewelry gallery. Really enjoyed the pottery...More

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Service Animals are permitted with documentation. You may or may not be asked to provide this, but just to be on the 'safe side', put a copy in your purse. Please know Arizona is very hot, so never leave your furry family... More
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Yes, there is a small cafe.