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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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80th Anniversary Celebration

Today was a day to celebrate the 80th birthday of this marvelous private museum. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Surprise, Arizona
via mobile
Very interesting small museum

This museum focuses on Native American art. It is not very large so you don't feel overwhelmed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Watkinsville, Georgia
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 26 min
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-982-4636
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today was a day to celebrate the 80th birthday of this marvelous private museum. Interesting demonstrations of clay work, drawing, and weaving. The exhibits of Native jewelry, beards, native garments. Etc. were well described. Native dances performed as well. The pulled pork sandwich from the...More

Thank TenorSongster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum focuses on Native American art. It is not very large so you don't feel overwhelmed. The pieces are very interesting. Well worth the 1-2 hours spent.

Thank Jean6564
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is not a big museum but it well cared for and has excellent information-the employees are very helpful---since it does not take too long, it pays to go to see what they have-i believe it is the oldest museum which says something-next time we...More

Thank sapporostan
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best exhibits of Indian crafts I have ever seen. Not a great many objects but each piece of such a high quality it is hard to walk by. Presently there is a bead exhibition of magnificent ceremonial clothes. Plus the dazzling most...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I loved this museum!!! There had recently been a wonderful Jicarilla Apache exhibition, whcih sadly I missed! I was especially sorry to have missed it because I am doing research on the Jicarillas for my new historical novel-in-progress, which takes place mainly in New Mexico....More

Thank Nina R
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We went to all the other museums on the "Hill", but passed this small one up for the sake of time. We went back another day just to see it and were delighted. The current display was of beadwork clothing. Some pieces were very old...More

Thank Frances D
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I have been here many times in the past but this was the first time since the museum expanded. They now have a large collection of jewelry on continuous display. Lighting and displays were very well done. This is a small place to visit

Thank AlamedaRed
Reviewed 23 May 2017

much nicer to visit when you didn't have to pay to get in to see ?? art and photographs. Case trading post was mostly what we went to see. not worth the cost now just go see what is for sale.

1  Thank visit-often-to-NM
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Loved this museum. Well laid out with just the right amount of exhibits. Good information given on each exhibit. A really good museum shop - although a little pricey. Well worth a visit

Thank Paulellwood
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I had long heard of this museum so wanted to visit. Only half the museum was open. I was able to use an NARM museum pass so my entry was "free"; not sure if the regular fee would have been worth it.

Thank ILiketoTravel55
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