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Museum of Native American History

202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
+1 479-273-2456
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A Cultural Find in Bentonville, Arkansas

Although I live in the area it was only the sign on the highway that led me to this hidden museum... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2016
Lee F
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Oak Park, Illinois
So much to see

The building looks small, but it is packed with exhibits and artifacts. Too much to see in one... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2016
Michael M
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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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202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

Although I live in the area it was only the sign on the highway that led me to this hidden museum. I have traveled the world and visited some of the best museums in the world. Having lived in Chicago museums are a part of...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Dear Lee F, Wow! Thank you for your visit and outstanding review of your experience at the Museum of Native American History. The museum is truly a labor of love and an honor to work here for all of us. Lee, we look for to...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2016

The building looks small, but it is packed with exhibits and artifacts. Too much to see in one visit. They often have guest speakers and Native American entertainers, so check on the website to find out more. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank Michael M
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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Dear Michael M, We are so glad you had such an enjoyable experience at the Museum of Native American History. I could not have said it better myself... it is too much to see in one visit. We look forward to your return. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2016

Visiting this museum was an awesome experience. This collection of Indian artifacts was far beyond my wife's and my expectations. The artifacts are beautifully displayed. What impressed us most was the collection of pottery with beautiful pieces that are thousands of years old. Anyone who...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Dar Bob E, Thank you for your visit and for writing such a great review that encourages artists today to stop by the Museum of Native American History for inspiration. The museum is still growing and adding to our story of a 14,000 years of...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

I was quite surprised by this museum and enjoyed spending time going through all the collections and information. The range of articfacts is fascinating. I recommend visiting the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arakansas, when you're in town. It's worth the time.

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2016

Dear Caitlin25, Thank you for encouraging others to visit the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas. One visit is never enough and we hope you will visit again in the near future. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

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Reviewed 25 January 2016

This complimentary museum was a great place to go. It was very well laid out and Mr. Walton's success story is very well presented. His office is in tact as it was when he passed away in 1992 and his old truck is on display...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2016

Dear kke256, We love the Walmart Museum and closely work with them on projects such as the Magical History Tour.-- where students visit three Bentonville, Arkansas museums --The Museum of Native American History, The Peel Mansion and the Walmart Museum. Your lovely review popped up...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2016

The display of arrowheads is overwhelming. It was grand to read of the arrowheads which were common to Native Americans from west central Illinois where we live. It doesn't take long to go through the museum, and the gift store is small yet affordable. I...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2016

Dear Brightens, Thank you for your visit to the Museum of Native American History, The story the museum tells is of a 14,000 year history of diversity of Native American life and cultures from all of the Americas. When our visitors discover an artifact in...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2016

I was a bit skeptical at first to bring my 5-year-old nephew for a visit - but he ended up REALLY loving it - like obsessed with all of the history behind the artifacts in the museum. It's free. It's easy to navigate. Super great...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2016

Dear monikaesu28, We never get tired of hearing how the Museum of Native American History has inspired and engaged our young visitors. Thank you for your visit and then going the extra mile to write such a great review. We look forward to your next...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

This is always on the list to,show friends and family. Why? It's clean and well organized and it has amazing items from our past. Whatever you are into this will still inspire you to think back on the past. It truly shows items that were...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2016

Dear Echo10mp, Well said! The Museum of Native American History is an amazing bridge connecting our past, present and future. It is always an honor or all of us at the museum to walk through the great doors each morning. Thank you for your review...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2016

This museum is beautifully done and respectful. Much larger than I expected. Many, many artifacts on display. And it's free!

Thank Stephen M
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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2016

Dear Stephen M., We appreciate that you took the time to write the Museum of Native American History a review that will encourage others to stop in when visiting NW Arkansas. We look forward to your next visit Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

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Reviewed 18 January 2016

I went to this museum with my boyfriend, mother, sister, brother in law, and nephew. My boyfriend and I go to pow wows and have been to a sun dance and are both quite knowledgeable about American Indian history. The rest of my family not...More

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monah202, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2016

Dear Lilannie1971, The Museum of Native American History is inspiring for all ages and your lovely review is exhibit A. Thank you so much for your visit. We have lots planned for 2016 and hope your will watch for new events and exhibits. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale...More

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Dear Marilee P., The Museum of Native American History is founded by David Bogle who is registered Cherokee. If I can be of any further assistance please feel free to contact me at the Museum of Native American History... More
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