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National Museum of the American Indian

National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art, historical and cultural objects from Native Indian communities in the Hemisphere.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I think this museum probably has good potential and depending on the special exhibits open at the time you visit, could be great. However, it seemed pretty all over the place and I left feeling like I hadn’t really learnt all that much. The video...More

Thank AJW09
Reviewed 2 days ago

This building certainly has a beautiful exterior, and inside it was nice as well. There did seem to be a huge waste of space....when you initially see it you think it must be enormous and packed with exhibits, but most of it is the space...More

Thank travelrvoss
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the introductory video to the whole museum - there is simply too moment different themes so nothing coherent emerges. There are some goid moments but the museum tries to do too much - covering everything so no coherent story emerges just lots of bits.

Thank Peterk9999
Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s probably excellent but I do know where the other reviewers are coming from. When a lot of people die it always makes for a good museum. The clearances are detailed so are the casinos.

Thank Carnalbanagh
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have not been to the African American Museum so I can only say this is my favorite museum to visit. Go and take your time viewing every floor and make sure to watch the movie.

Thank onehart99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit and learn about history. The building is Beautiful. Don't miss the cafeteria where you can find South American food.

Thank gigi-brooklyn45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The NMoAM can’t quite figure out what it is. Heck, if can’t figure out what hemisphere it’s featuring. The name really should be National Museum of the Indians of the Americas. First off, this is an amazing piece of architecture. The museum is beautiful, though...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exhibits are presented from the point of view of Native American people. This museum is much more than a collection of artifacts. I learned a great deal.

Thank daylily984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed this museum - a different type of layout and architecture than most museums. And small enough to fit in about 2hrs. The spirit of American Indians is one I've felt akin to, but I learned a lot of history that I had not...More

Thank SMJ_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this is a first Smithsonian stop there are better choices. The museum has some interesting artifacts and exhibits, but it feels like there could be so much more like most Smithsonian museums are. Stop at the top floor and work your way down. Good...More

Thank DM_1278
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24 September 2017|
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Response from 5inrfamily | Reviewed this property |
I did not see an exhibit in regards to Native Americans serving in the military. You can call the museum directly and they should be able to tell you.
Joyce C
20 March 2016|
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Response from TheMoyers | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is handicapped accessible, and there are easy to operate elevators.
6 February 2016|
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Response from Gala8123 | Reviewed this property |
The only way you can get free parking on weekends Saturday is probably limited now since DC is changed its parking lot is you have to be at the locations on the street before the museum opens other than that everybody is hip... More