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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-982-4636
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Breathtaking collections and exhibitions

Absolutely incredible collections and exhibitions of Southwestern Native American art. The silver... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ellensantafe
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Best Small Museum Ever

We have enjoyed this museum on countless visit -- it's small but each exhibit is well focused and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
redmesastudio
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely incredible collections and exhibitions of Southwestern Native American art. The silver exhibition is a show stopper. The exhibition of beaded clothing is beyond description.

Thank ellensantafe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have enjoyed this museum on countless visit -- it's small but each exhibit is well focused and well curated and very informative. It's like visiting a private collection and is more intimate than the larger museums and their gift shop is one of the...More

Thank redmesastudio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In much the same way that the fabulous Denver Art Museum intermixes historic and contemporary Native American pieces, Wheelwright's collection is mixed periods and, to my eye, the newer ones are often best.

Thank VioletRoss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wheelwright is shaped like a hogan and showcases a small but always distinctive collection in its changing exhibit cases. Downstairs is the Case Trading Post which offers Native American wares from the region in a reproduction of an authentic post.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This museum has an entire new wing, permanently dedicated to the history and evolution of exquisite Native Art Jewelry. It contains one of the best and orderly displays anywhere and we have been to a lot of museums all over the States. The front part...More

2  Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Smaller museum with great jewelry. Little light on other native regalia, clothing, decorative and fine art. $8 entry fee.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I enjoyed the two hours I spent at the museum. I like Native American jewelry and was very interested in the displays on the subject. I also enjoyed the fact it was uncrowded and the employees, and even the security guard, were friendly and chatty....More

Thank Whistler'smom
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This is not a large, comprehensive museum. Only has about three galleries but the work there is beautiful (Native American silversmith and jewelry exhibits are outstanding). Some might think the admission fee of $8 is a bit steep, given the size of the museum. Case...More

1  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Santa Fe. Very well done and has a very broad selection of beautiful work.

2  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Museum Hill has four museums that can be easily seen in a morning or afternoon visit. The Wheelwright Museum is one of the four and was well done, as were the others.

1  Thank janegilbreath
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