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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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Beautiful pieces

Very nicely laid out. Loved especially the jewelry section. Lots of great history and historical... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
AboveAlbuquerque
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Manassas, Virginia
3rd museum

Liked the paintings & the displays of jewelry, belts, etc. It was nice how they highlighted... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
NittanyLion70
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Somers Point, New Jersey
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very nicely laid out. Loved especially the jewelry section. Lots of great history and historical pieces. The clothing beadwork was worth seeing!

Thank AboveAlbuquerque
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Liked the paintings & the displays of jewelry, belts, etc. It was nice how they highlighted contemporary artists

Thank NittanyLion70
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The museum is not too big, so you don't need more than an hour tops. There is artwork, jewelry and pieces of clothing from hundreds of years ago.

Thank Saebr18
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This museum depicts the history of Native American history through the wares of many different artists. There are many gorgeous examples from various pueblos. No photography is allowed. downstairs is a high quality "trading post" sporting jewelry, kachinas, blankets. etc.

1  Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Had visited the other museums on the hill on previous trips so checked on the Wheelwright. Nice exhibit and historyof Indian jewelry. Great shopping at their Trading Post.

1  Thank grvalleysunshine
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Really nice out of the way stop and some great displays. Newest display was not very professional but the deeper into the exhibits were fine. Good value.

1  Thank johnneva
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Once again there is the question of European Americans displaying Native American items that may just be too sacred to be shared with people outside these cultures, but I believe this museum honors the cultures without some kind of a circus attitude.

Thank 970brucek
Reviewed 4 May 2016

On Museum Hill with the others, the jewelry collection at the Wheelwright is AMAZING. There was an excellent exhibition of a long-time collector of Indian artifacts on display during our visit. We went in the late afternoon (about 3:30) and had the museum to ourselves....More

Thank Colleen P
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Wheelwright is a small treasure- one building with Native American art and a new building devoted to the very best of Native American jewelry in a setting where it is well-explained and displayed. The 'trading post' is set up like the traditional posts, except the...More

Thank Jrc4545
Reviewed 2 May 2016

JMJ There is a fee for this beautiful Museum. I thought I was at the Museum of Intern. Folk Art because they are only just down the Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail. After I discovered the mistake, I still was invited by a...More

Thank mother15
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