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National Museum of the American Indian

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Address: National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC, DC 20560
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+1 202-633-1000
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art,...

The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art, historical and cultural objects from Native Indian communities in the Hemisphere.

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This museum is nice and gives a nice amount of history about Native Americans. I think it would be a good experience for the whole family.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The walk up to the entrance is the first sign you are someplace special. A waterfall beckons you with soothing sounds as it wraps around from the side of the building along the front facade. Encompassing the building, as though it was a part of the stream. Entering, you find yourself in a huge foyer opening 5 stories up, to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok, I know it's a museum, but it is one of our favorite places to eat in DC. The food court is absolutely amazing! As for the museum, the displays are well curated, and the spaces are reflective of the Native American love of the land. It never feels crowded inside, even though we have been there at the height... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum was done in such a beautiful, respectful and iinformative way. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We needed much more time than our time allowed. We were hoping to see more on northwest tribes (Oregon/Washington), but i know space is limited and we may have mised something due to our time constraint. Well done!

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South Easton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum seemed more like a shopping center for American Indian replicas at overpriced museum prices than a place to really learn. If there is a museum to skip on your tour through DC this is it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is nice and gives a nice amount of history about Native Americans. I think it would be a good experience for the whole family.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should visit this museum to learn about the history of the American Indian. We live close and will return as we had so much to read we pretty much only got through one floor in the 2.5 hours we had. Good that like most museums in DC that no fees to visit. So much education about the plight of... More 

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Garrett Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had gone down to see a demonstration on how to make mole and then went into the café to have some of their wonderful selection of dishes. Because we had seen the demonstration on mole, we had to have some. We had chicken mole, which was wonderful. Their variety of dishes is challenging because you want everything from fried... More 

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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of the American Indian is a good museum that tells the story of the range of native peoples in North and South America. The only problem is that it tends to favor static displays, rather than interactivity. The quality of the displays is excellent, the content clear, but it's all pretty passive, in terms of learning. The restaurant,... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first sight that we checked out was the National Museum of American Indians. This was an eye-opening site. You were able to learn about the different tribes, their customs, tools, and how they were tied to nature. You can also learn how the "White Man" and the US Government mistreated and cheated them out of their land and attempted... More 

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Estero, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautifully designed museum does a great job of reminding people that North American Native American culture is vibrant and evolving within the rhythm of the global societies we all live in. I couldn't help though in feeling that the communities it represents aren't truly engaged in telling their story. A sense of the warmth and true community is oddly... More 

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