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Cocopah Museum

14533 S Veterans Dr, Somerton, AZ 85350-7001
+1 928-627-1992
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Small but interesting!

My wife and I visited here, although we had trouble finding it with no GPS. Best advice I can give... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Rich P
Ottawa, Canada
via mobile
Museum of the river people

Personally I like the effort the reservation has made displaying the culture and history of the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2016
via mobile
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Built in 1996, the Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center include hand-crafted exhibits, meeting space and a gift shop. The museum which resides on the West Reservation is surrounded by a 1.5-acre park features luxurious native trees and plants and a traditional dwelling replica made from natural elements. The Cocopah Museum is a recognized federal repository, and its exhibits feature objects and depictions of Cocopah history and culture. Museum guests will see examples of traditional clothing such as bark skirts and leather sandals, modern-day beadwork, arrow weed-woven baskets, pottery, traditional tattoo designs, musical instruments and the Cocopah warriors' display.The Museum also maintains a non-circulating archive filled with Cocopah artifacts and information.Guests may purchase authentic Cocopah beadwork, Native arts and crafts, Native American music, jewelry, novelty items and much more at the gift shop.Hours of operation:Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibit hours:Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Special guided tours are available by appointment. Exhibits close at noon on the last Friday of each month. Admission is free, however, donations are appreciated.
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2 Nov 2016
“Small but interesting!”
15 Mar 2016
“Museum of the river people”
14533 S Veterans Dr, Somerton, AZ 85350-7001
14533 S Veterans Dr, Somerton, AZ 85350-7001
+1 928-627-1992
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited here, although we had trouble finding it with no GPS. Best advice I can give is when you are close to Somerton, look west for the water tower in the country side !!! The museum is free and although small...More

Thank Rich P
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Personally I like the effort the reservation has made displaying the culture and history of the cocopah tribe. The museum is small but it has a interesting atmosphere and the fact that it's free makes it even better. If you are going to the museum...More

Thank perpetualbigbang
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This museum is easy to find when you get the new directions off Hwy 95. Use the Veterans Dr to obtain. Very friendly and knowledgeable people and they answered all the questions. The museum is very well done with great lighting and local history. Gift...More

2  Thank Jim K
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Museum is located way out in the country but determined to find as museum devoted to the Cocopah Tribe is very well done and historically interesting. Also Interesting to note the old photos of Indian women's breasts were blocked out. More modest than one usually...More

1  Thank Bebe31750
Reviewed 3 September 2014

The people who work there were rude. No one even acknowledged that I walked in. The gift shop didn't even have any Cocopah items for sale. Just some crappy screen print shirts and sweaters. I did enjoy the displays. The display about traditional games was...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We were in Yuma, Arizona as part of a trip of the Southwest, and I found this museum on Yuma's tourism website. Like many locations on reservations, Yahoo and Google Maps did not give proper directions. We had to call the office, and the women...More

Thank RAB40AZ
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Small museum chronicling the Cocopah Indians of the area. Not very exciting. The gift shop is bigger than the displays.

Thank Miranda S
Reviewed 23 February 2013

We were sad to see Indian Hill in such poor condition. 25 years ago this was a nice place to walk among the building. Now some of them are falling in and dangerous. Forget this stop...

2  Thank Don R
Cocopah E, Public Relations Manager at Cocopah Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

We believe this reviewer is confusing the Cocopah Museum with the Quechan Museum. The Quechan Museum is located on Indian Hill on Quechan land. The Cocopah Museum is located on the West Cocopah Reservation and is currently open and in very good condition.

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