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Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

2600 Central Park Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-1110
+1 847-475-1030
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Too Tiny

Not the worst choice, but so small AND partially dated. They need a new space with room to fully... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
wlamb123
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Chicago, IL
Interested in small local museums

Beautiful and well displayed artifacts, mostly early 20th century. welcoming staff. Lacked... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Marge R
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Elgin, Illinois
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Focusing exclusively on the history and culture of North American native civilizations, the collections range from the Paleo-Indian period through present day.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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2600 Central Park Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-1110
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Not the worst choice, but so small AND partially dated. They need a new space with room to fully depict Native America historical and cultural artifacts. Choose the Field Museum if you are particularly interested in Northwest American Indigenous People.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and well displayed artifacts, mostly early 20th century. welcoming staff. Lacked information on local tribal history and cultural. It was a nice visit on a cold spring day. We spent about 1.5 hours, and that was ample time. Because it was the first Friday...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

A must visit to see the artefacts of the American Indian and especially the pottery and weaving. Their story is fascinating.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The Museum is a treasurer and not what a joy to find in a North Shore Community. Finding treasurers.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Experience varys depending on the docent. However, there is an amazing docent who is Arapaho (I believe). Has so much additional information to share regarding customs and Native Americans today. Also ask about the artifacts not on display as a huge portion is not shown,...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Interesting small museum that really demonstrates the breadth of Native American culture and the exhibit on Native American women was really interesting and inspiring

Thank Justin V
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Stranded overnight in Chicago by United Airlines, I had some hours to kill. Found out about this museum and had Lyft drop me off. I was SO impressed. Small space, outstanding pieces. A little of everything: clothing, headdresses, pottery, baskets, a dugout canoe, beading, moccasins....More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

You'd be hard pressed to even find such a fine museum detailing the life if our American indigenous peoples any better with artifacts, clothing, pictures and guides to bring this by-gone era to life. Established by John Mitchell, who built his realty firm in Evanston...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We took an afternoon to explore this excellent collection of Native American Artifacts and Historical and Contemporary displays. It is easier accessible by public transportation. It is also child friendly with several touchable exhibits. Right now the museum is featuring on the second floor an...More

Thank curt f
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful, thoughtfully presented small museum that seeks to immerse and educate visitors on the experience of Native Americans. This museum is very user, light and family friendly offering many hands on activities and art exposures. Not just a historic view of American Indians is presented,...More

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Robert W
24 November 2017|
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Response from HereWeGo282 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with curt f. I don't know what lecture you are inquiring about.
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