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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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A private museum with excellent exhibits and a great shop featuring Native American Art

Located on "museum hill" this museum is one of Santa fe's small jewels that are visited less than... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
Elliot S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Outstanding exhibits, well displayed. Fabulous gift shop.

One of the best museums I've visited. The Coe collection (on display now) is superb and very well... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2015
Taos, New Mexico
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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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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 14 January 2016

Located on "museum hill" this museum is one of Santa fe's small jewels that are visited less than the state museums, which also are excellent. If you like Native American Art you should visit it.

Thank Elliot S
Reviewed 22 December 2015

One of the best museums I've visited. The Coe collection (on display now) is superb and very well explained. There are two other main exhibits, plus the gift show downstairs is an exhibit in itself. Very high quality goods. More kachinas that I have seen...More

1  Thank JimLud
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This very small museum always has one exquisite, current exhibit. You won't get "museum'd out" here, and you'll see some things that you won't see elsewhere. It's also open Mondays.

Reviewed 5 December 2015

this is a special collection with an interesting history. Nice overview of native american arts and crafts with stunning examples.

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Ok for five dollars. It is very small, just average things. But then I have been probably spoiled by visiting others, one in particular in Cody, WY, but this was kinda boring. A whole exhibit on jewelry. Well, ok. I see the jewelry on the...More

Thank RiverBirch1967
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Although not a very large museum, a wide range of exhibits show works from across tribes and time periods. The jewelry exhibit is breathtaking!

1  Thank Sundancersmom
Reviewed 6 November 2015

The oldest of the museums on Museum Hill, and it has great elegance and simplicity. The low lights create a peaceful atmosphere in all the rooms. We enjoyed the incredible intricacy of the birch bark boxes and tea set. The Trading Post in the basement...More

1  Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 6 November 2015

The Wheelwright is one of our favorite museums on Museum Hill. It is the furthest south of all the museums. There is now a $5 admission fee instead of the voluntary donation. It is worth it! The history of native american jewelry is the best...More

1  Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 5 November 2015

If you're interested in Native American culture this is the place, especially the Case Trading Post. Staff very knowledgeable, displays spectacular.

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We visited this wonderful museum because we so thoroughly enjoy American Indian artwork. The museum is divided into two sections, one with examples of native artwork covering many years and the other dedicated primarily to southwest Indian jewelry and how it has evolved over the...More

1  Thank OldJetJock
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