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Museum of Native American History

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Address: 202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
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The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through...

The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through America's Past," where we will give you a glimpse into what life was like for America's first inhabitants. The museum is divided into five different time periods that will guide you through the constantly changing lives of the Native Americans, as seen through their artifacts . Our displays feature relics that date from over 14,000 years old to historic times. Come visit our museum and enjoy seeing some of the finest treasures ever created by early craftsmen.Schools and groups are welcomed, call to make reservations. Handicap Accessible

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Museum was amazing!

We had no idea this was here! What a great surprise. We highly recommend visiting. Kids and adults will enjoy this museum.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cheryl O
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had no idea this was here! What a great surprise. We highly recommend visiting. Kids and adults will enjoy this museum.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl O, We hope this is the beginning of many more returns to the Museum of Native American History. Thank you for inspiring other families to make us a destination. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free and definitely worth the time. Lots of American Art with so much information. Cannot believe there is no charge! Do not miss this special place!

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Thank phyllis667
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear phyllis667, Thank you for recognizing that not only is the Museum of Native American History a history museum...we are also an art museum. It is always so encouraging to see students with their sketch pads and today's artists leaving the museum inspired. We are a "special place" and we hope you will return again and again to find new... More 

Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You wont be disappointed with this Free museum. It has probable the best exhibit of Native American Indian arrow head I've seen to date. It even has artifacts from South America.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear JamesUKUSA69, Thank you for taking time to encourage arrowheads enthusiasts around the world to make the Museum of Native American History a must destination. Our curator helps identify arrowheads in people's collections and he can be contacted with photos of points in question through our email machine. Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to share... More 

Collinsville, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Discovered by a sign showing direction of the Cherokee Museum. Was surprised at the huge collection of artifacts and displays. Everything from arrow heads to ornamental headdresses. Wonderful to see so many important, historical items preserved.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear 618john, The Museum of Native American History is a nice surprise... it was for me my first visit. Not only do we preserve so many important historical artifacts we also produce events such as the Native American Cultural Symposium and Outdoor Film Series to create a better understanding of the history of America's first people from authors to storytelling,... More 

Gladstone, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are into American history. This is a get place to visit. You will be amazed at the historical pieces that are in this museum. If you want to see Indian Headdresses like you have never seen before. If Native American pottery, arrowheads and all sorts of tools from years pasted. This is the place to check out.

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Thank Dick C
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Dick C, We are always delighted hear about memorable visits about the Museum of Native American History. Just to keep you on your toes...we just added 6 new artifacts since your visit. One visit is never enough to lose yourself in over 14,000 years of history of the first people of the Americas... we hope you will continue to... More 

Litle Rock, AR
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited the Native American History Museum in Bentonville for the first time on April 10, 2017. I have visited Crystal Bridges many times and heard about this NAH museum and finally on this visit, I had time to visit. A mutual friend had told me that her brother's sand painting rugs were on loan there, and she told me... More 

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Dcoates, What a "Gem" of a review about your experience at the Museum of Native American History. It is an honor for all of us who work here to be a part of the museum creator --David Bogle's vision and mission to educate future generations about the first people from all the Americas in a 14,000 plus year journey.... More 

Gainesville, GA
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

The best display of Native American history I have ever seen (surpasses the Smithsonian and many others, including the National Museum in Lima). We were fortunate to visit while the museum curator was there and he spent a half hour giving us a specialized tour of some of the artifacts. The displays are laid out in such a manner that... More 

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear johnwp61, Your review is "Not to be missed". It means so much for the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas to be compared to such world renown museums. Every museum has a story and ours takes visitors on a 14,000 year journey through five exhibit rooms arranged in chronological order from the very first people of the... More 

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The native American museum is very well laid out. Lots of interesting artifacts and very educational.

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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

When you consider that this is the result of one man's work and the displays are all free, it deserves a WOW. Lots of artifacts, also several good short films. Easy to find, lots of parking make it a must see in Bentonville.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Komkurt, We give our salute to all great teachers and scout leaders who can inspire our youth to go out in the world to do great things. David Bogle ,the visionary behind the Museum of Native American History, as a young man had a great Eagle scout leader that inspired him as a collector and his interest in history.... More 

Maryland Heights, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best Native American I've visited. Displays were very attractive & and easy to view. Be sure to stop in the gift shop after your tour. Volunteer staff are very friendly & helpful😀 Be sure to visit if you are in this area.

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Thank Jane L
monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this review

Dear Jane L, The Museum of Native American history in Bentonville, Arkansas --- while indeed fabulous-- depends on being newsworthy and the kindness of our visitors to let others know about this hidden gem as a must destination when near NW Arkansas. Thank you, Jane. We look forward to your next visit. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director More 

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