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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Excellent New Wing for History Of Southwest Jewelry (and Gift Shop)

Museum Hill is always worth a visit. The views are incredible and one can walk from one end of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Incredible jewelry collection

They have nice rotating exhibits, but the star of the show is the Southwest jewelry collection... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chuck S
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
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704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-982-4636
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Museum Hill is always worth a visit. The views are incredible and one can walk from one end of the museum esplanade to the other. The Wheelright can be reached on foot from the Folk Art Museum and on a typical beautiful New Mexico day,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have nice rotating exhibits, but the star of the show is the Southwest jewelry collection, much of it donated by patrons like Byron Harvey. Truly outstanding pieces as well as a history that provides context for what you see in the shops today. Museum...More

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple hours learning a lot about Native American artists. Beautiful representations of artistry and excellent descriptions of what things were and what the differences between cultures was. The store in the basement had excellent items available in all price ranges and the staff...More

Thank KrisParis2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place while up on Museum Hill for the International Fold Art Museum down the road. It is small so quite accessible. The exhibits are all focused on Native American jewelry/pottery/art and quite interesting. Be sure to visit the Trading Post downstairs which...More

Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is an amazing museum with all the cultural aspects of the native Indians that roamed the New Mexican lands. There are so many artifacts, biographies of famous people, and geography of the land that they live on and farmed and raised their families. One...More

Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian at 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511 is Worth a Brief Visit. The views from this museum complex are beautiful. The parking lot and outside areas are hot as hell in summer. We liked the moccasins exhibit

Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Revolving exhibitions, and permanent silver jewelry collection. Wonderful gift shop that emulates an old trading post.

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 2 August 2018

No other American Museum has dedicated itself to an in-depth study of the history of Navajo and pueblo jewelry. From the earliest pieces to extraordinary examples of contemporary work by leading silversmiths, the Wheelwright offers a breathtaking range. The changing exhibitions are well organized and...More

Thank culture2018
Reviewed 24 July 2018

While the interior is a must see, it is one of the not to be missed event to catch a Northern New Mexican storyteller, Joe Hayes, who melds the beauty of the three cultures, Pueblan, Hispanic and the anglos to create heartwarming tales of the...More

Thank benergizer2017
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The architecture and curation of exhibits of this small museum was excellent as was its gift shop, which left me both poorer and much richer. Don't miss.

Thank Luca1932
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