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Museum of Native American History

202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
+1 479-273-2456
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Little space filled with BiG stuff

Went on a road trip from Minnesota and my parents recommended this as a stop. I've been exposed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
672lelar
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Bloomington, Minnesota
Don't miss this!

The beginning of the museum's path is full of boring arrowheads and pottery. But then the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jcmorden
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through America's Past," where we will give you a glimpse into what life was like for America's first inhabitants. The museum is divided into five different time periods that will guide you through the constantly changing lives of the Native Americans, as seen through their artifacts . Our displays feature relics that date from over 14,000 years old to historic times. Come visit our museum and enjoy seeing some of the finest treasures ever created by early craftsmen.Schools and groups are welcomed, call to make reservations. Handicap Accessible
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3641
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on a road trip from Minnesota and my parents recommended this as a stop. I've been exposed to Native American items my whole life but was neat to see a different variety. Way too many arrowheads that do not interest me. The headdresses were...More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear 672lelar, Thank yo for making t he Museum of Native American History a road trip destination. What smart parents you have. May you find yourself one day back in NW Arkansas and visit the museum again. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The beginning of the museum's path is full of boring arrowheads and pottery. But then the headresses and other items were fantastic! My favorite was Lone Dog's Winter Count, a calendar by events that happened to the Dakota tribe.More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear jcmorden, Thank you for your visit to the Museum of Native American History. Lone Dog's Winter Count is one of my favorite's in the museum permanent collection. It is a great teaching moment for students to fall through time with each glyph that represents...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every element of this museum is exquisitely done. From the well-selected artifacts to the interesting interpretive content to the easily understood chronological arrangement of exhibit sections, this place has it all. The museum tells the story of Native American peoples through thoughtful videos, appropriate artifacts...More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear MNDoodles, Wow! if I didn't work here, I would definitely honor the detour of my road trip to make the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas a must destination! We hope you will stay in touch as we add new exhibits and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The artifacts in this museum are amazing! Beautifully displayed also. I learned so much about early Native American Life. I would take a guided tour is one was available but you can follow the time periods and understand the collections without it. Would definitely go...More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear judi262, Thank you for sharing your visit at the Museum of Native American History. It is a true honor to be a part of such an important story that bridges the past, present, and future of the first people of the Americas . From...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum and truly enjoyed it. I didn't know there was one until another tourist mentioned it at the Walmart Museum. She said not to miss it. She was right! The displays were very good and easy to understand. We really like the...More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear SusieCameron, It is music to our ears to read a review that says, "I would visit again." We hope you will stay in touch until we see you next time at the Museum of Native American History. Charlotte Buchanan-Yale Director

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

It is a place worth going. Sure. But maybe my expectations were too high. Some things like Pocahontas were laid out in long detail, but this is really more on the US native American than in South Central and North Amercia. Its simply promising too...More

Thank Thilo H
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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Thilo H, After reading your review ...I believe it is for a different museum. There are a few clues about the exhibits described but it was the restaurant review that made me hungry wishing we had one this morning. We hope if you are...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We will return to this collection. Presentation was perfect and the number of artifacts astonishing. Loved learning about the tools, weapons and habits of so many regions.More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Margaret O, It is music to our ears to read a review that starts of with "We will return to this collection." Thank you for taliking the time to share your visit and encourage others to visit the Museum of Native American History in...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Many, many wonderful artifacts of Native American History. Could have spent more time than an hour. Arrowheads, headdresses, pots, bone made items. The hand held unit that you can listen to for each numbered item was a big help.More

Thank Mary W
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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Mary W, So kind of you to share your visit to the Museum of Native American History with others who find themselves traveling to Bentonville Arkansas. We hope you will visit us again, until then-- please stay in touch.as we add new exhibits and...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Stopped in on a whim while traveling through Bentonville and am glad that I did. For appearing to be a small museum from the outside, once you walk in, you'll see just how many artifacts are packed into the building. There are artifacts and information...More

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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear Max T, You are a fabulous traveler by honoring the whim of the detour when on a road trip that brought you to the Museum of Native American History. Thank you for sharing your experience and encouraging other seasoned travelers to make the museum...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Took my family just to kill some time and we ended up spending a whole hour, we learned so much and saw absolutely beautiful things!!! We would recommend this place!More

Thank Sarah M
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MONAH M, Director at Museum of Native American History, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Dear Sarah M, We are very glad you had a 5 star experience at the Museum of Native American History. We hope this is the beginning of many more returns as we add new exhibits and inspiring events such as the June 14 -15th Native...More

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Marilee P
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Dear Marilee P., The Museum of Native American History is founded by David Bogle who is registered Cherokee. If I can be of any further assistance please feel free to contact me at the Museum of Native American History... More
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