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Explore Navajo Interactive Museum

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Address: Intersection of Main and Moenave St, Tuba City, AZ
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Terrific displays

Its a shame this museum may close, its really a beautifully done museum. The displays are terrific and I learned a great deal.

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Akiko J
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Its a shame this museum may close, its really a beautifully done museum. The displays are terrific and I learned a great deal.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

For the small admission fee, this is one stop in the South West which is worth making. The museum provides an excellent insight into the Najavo nation, the beliefs of the people, how they traditionally lived and the legends that they believe in. The also small code talkers museum in the trading post is also worth a visit.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We came across this museum by accident and are glad we did. We spent about 90 minutes checking it out and we learnt so much in that short time about the Navajo people, their history and their traditions. It was just a few dollars entry and really very interesting.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

A recent reviewer noted that many of the interactive exhibits no longer function, which I consider a fair critique. At the same time, I think the museum well worth an hour's visit, primarily because it immerses you in the Navajos' worldview. The exhibits are organized around the four cardinal points, and, after a while, you begin to grasp the interconnections... More 

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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Not to be missed stop. Admission is charged, but it is well worth it! You will learn about the Navajo creation stories, the past and present day traditions and way of life. Also visit the WWII Navajo Code Talkers museum next door.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Even though it's only $4,50 per adult it's not worth the visit. The initial 10 minute "film" is a poorly narrated "animation" movie regarding the 4 Navajo worlds. The exhibition next is basically a collection of signs that tell a few basics on how bad the Europeans and US people treated the Native Americans (they really did, no question about... More 

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Kensington, MD
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Almost didn't stop here, but we had lots of time. So very glad we didn't miss this excellent, informative and inspiring museum. My husband and I learned much about Navajo culture and history. The exhibits are professional and entertaining and thought-provoking. I particularly liked the description of the daily Navajo spiritual practice of first facing east - to think, then... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

We called in on our way from the Grand Canyon, unfortunately we arrived when it was closed. However, the outside exhibits were very informative. There is also a section about the Navajo Code Talkers from WWII, this can be accessed via the Trading Post. It was an interesting display with the video documentary filling in any gaps.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

I really enjoyed my stay in Tuba City and, thanks to this small museum, we learned A LOT about the Navajo. So interesting and unexpected place.

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Columbus, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

The museum was a fascinating place. My children spent a lot of time brushing the wool and spinning it to yarn. I loved the poetry, the Navajo's philosophy of believing your spirit can heal itself. The video of how the world was formed was interesting and unique. The museum is not big, but one can easily spend 2-3 hours if... More 

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