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Smoki Museum

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Fantastic Indian History Museum

Set aside time to visit this fantastic museum of the local Native Americans. The museum contains... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Gary S
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Prescott, Arizona
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Quirky. Stemmed from a period of cultural appropriation but presents it honestly and has updated... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Ginny A
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Hereford, Arizona
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Museum that features exhibits and works from American Indian art and culture.
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147 N Arizona Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301-3184
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 December 2014

When we arrived at the museum today they informed us they were closed for cleaning. We headed to our car after telling them that we would be leaving the area before they reopened and that we were disappointed. One of the volunteers ran out as...More

5  Thank Sandra T
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Touring this local museum was included in a Road Scholar tour itinerary. Mostly Native American artifacts on a small scale. Learned that Smoki is not a real tribe -- just a group of people who "pirated" the snake dance from local tribes and then exploited...More

1  Thank DianaL936
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Set aside time to visit this fantastic museum of the local Native Americans. The museum contains artifacts and shows the history of the area before the White Man settled and after. Highly recommend.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Quirky. Stemmed from a period of cultural appropriation but presents it honestly and has updated exhibits with native people's inputs. Interesting pottery exhibits and explains micro archaeology. Docent was wonderful.

Thank Ginny A
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This superb Museum encompasses 2 major themes. First, the history of the rise and then the demise of the Smoki group is captured extremely well. The numerous artifacts from local Native American groups are very well organized and presented. Fef was the lady on duty...More

1  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We were met at the door and given a history of the museum and what we were about to see. This introduction made everything we saw much more meaningful. The gift shop is well stocked with very nice items (not the usual tourist junk) and...More

Thank jprem295
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The Smoki Museum is a very old building but rich in history. They do a lot of events here and the staff is very knowledgeable about the area. I would recommend everyone go there.

1  Thank Milinda N
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Regardless of what you think of a group of people who dressed up as Native Americans in the days before political correctness put an end to those activities, this is a nice museum with a collection of pottery, with some paintings, and other artifacts. At...More

Thank eenusa
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this small museum - excellent Collection of native Indian pottery - cute miniature collection of Nat & Gladys Robbins - a few dioramas of early Pueblo life - Nice gift shop

1  Thank Tourist805762
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

“People come looking for the Smoki Tribe, and it doesn’t exist!” This small, but interesting, museum has a fantastic collection of pottery and different items. For kids, there is a great Bingo chart to help them search for different items...and they get a keepsake at...More

1  Thank Kristin W
Reviewed 17 March 2018

This was an interesting museum with lots of Native American artifacts from the area. It is not very large and admission was only $6. The ticket person spent some time explaining the origins of Smoki and the museum. The local townspeople decided to create the...More

4  Thank Tom-WCT
Reviewed 11 March 2018

The old time Prescott Smoki has a wonderful history. Too bad they seem to be trying to re-write what it was founded for. It does have a lot of other good stuff though.

1  Thank FortPeck
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$6.00 per senior.
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Prescott has a large number of local arts and crafts outlets, including western, Native American and cowboy art. The highest concentration of retail art is on and around the Courthouse Plaza. The three, major museums also... More
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We paid $6.00 each, senior rate.
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