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The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa

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Address: 1987 Indian Village Drive, Memphis, TN 38109
Phone Number: +1 901-785-3160
13:00 - 17:00
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A museum on the cultural history of the Native American tribes who lived in...

A museum on the cultural history of the Native American tribes who lived in the Mississippi River Valley from 900-1600 AD.

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The film presentation was good. The museum exhibits are some exceptionally done miniatures, but some of them are coming apart and need some attention. They had a case at the front... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
Amana, Iowa
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Amana, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The film presentation was good. The museum exhibits are some exceptionally done miniatures, but some of them are coming apart and need some attention. They had a case at the front that required you slide the drawers out to see the exhibits, the drawers were hard to pull out and the printing done on colored paper made it hard to... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

My Mother-in-law , Son and I decided to visit on our way out of town. The museum though small was quite interesting. However, unlike another Indian Village in Ark. from the same time period there wasn't much to look at here. There were signs talking about the Chucalissa and there was the main mound (Sans building that is shown in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

I don't see why people complain about this historical site. It's really not bad for its size. Good exhibits, great outdoor area, and great for school groups.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

So, I love history, archaeology, and am a sociologist. This was up my alley. It is not very big, and there are no "digs" that you can watch happening. There is a single replica house. It is mostly an excuse to get out and walk (there is a 1/2 mile arboretum loop that in the fall was nice, but would... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

We have enjoyed native history sites all over the country, and were excited about going to Chucalissa. This is definitely not Cahokia. Much, much smaller. Some interesting displays in the museum. The actual site has just some interpretive signs. Smell from the nearby refinery can be unpleasant. Spent about 45 minutes for all of it.

Thank ski_hike
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

It was very interesting to learn the history of this area. We enjoyed the film we watched before we toured the museum. The exhibits were exceptionally well-done. My favorite was the one about medicinal herbs and plants. It was a beautiful day to walk along the trail, imagining people living there long ago, and reading the informative signs. I was... More 

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

I first visited this as a child in school. field trip & remember it being really well done, an adult I've came back once, the about of history here is fascinating & really captures the lifestyle of the Indians that lived here so long ago, it brings you in & shows you the everyday life, from the sports that were... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Park is very nice, museum exhibits were excellent, make sure you watch the film. Lots of hands on activities, make sure you go in lab. Mound site was great, trails need to be updated and more accessible. Staff was helpful and friendly.

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Very disappointed that the State of Tenn. will stop an outdoor demonstration of a primitive weapon. We are in the South with heat and humidity. We drove from Charleston SC to see this demonstration after visiting Graceland with our relatives that live here. Their son came here for school field trip so we thought we could give it a try.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

I visited Chucalissa as part of a group full of children ages 5-14. We did the guided tour, which helped make the experience better. If you are just a single person going, it is not worth the trip. The actual museum part takes about two minutes to complete and the Indian Mounds outside just look like empty hills sitting there.... More 

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roboird, Manager at The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa, responded to this review

Thanks you for your comment. We regret that you did not find the group programs enjoyable. Note that all of our programs are geared to the age appropriate curriculum standards of the public school system. Note that the individual from the visiting organization makes the decision on which programs they will receive. I will note that given an age group... More 

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