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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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outstanding, educational and beautiful museum

I've visited this museum many times over the last 30 years and appreciate its growth in addition to... read more

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Beautiful and educational collections and exhibits

This museum has a nice variety of approaches and exhibits; plenty to see and hear here. Artifacts... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, is a premier repository of Native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art...more
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710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-476-1269
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 March 2006

I'm surprised there are no reviews of this museum, which is the best of the group at Museum Hill. A very informative and moving collection. Also has an excellent gift shop with high quality goods at reasonable prices.

6  Thank liplord
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We found the art interesting, but costs $10 per adult. The museum isn't very big and we were in and out in thirty minutes tops after look at and reading everything.

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Reviewed yesterday

I've visited this museum many times over the last 30 years and appreciate its growth in addition to its monumental addition. A visit never fails to move me deeply; there's always something new to learn, to appreciate and to take away wrapped in a rich...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum has a nice variety of approaches and exhibits; plenty to see and hear here. Artifacts, videos, recreations. It was also a peaceful relief after the Folk Art Museum, (also worth more than one visit). The gift shop had a great selection of books.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a feast for the eyes and a beautiful way to learn about the First Nations of the Southwest. This is a must-see. The International Folk Art Museum is right next door and also a worthwhile visit.

Thank 752jeaninew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great facility - helpful staff and wonderful art. convenient location adjacent to the hotel. Worth the trip

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$12 pp was a bit much for the self guided saunter through the maze of cases housing relics of all Indian origin. No photos allowed. I would have liked more personal stories and photos. The pottery display was huge!

Thank IowaBell
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum and a good visit when you are museumed out. They have a small sculpture garden outside. It is right near the restaurant for the museum group.A nice place to stop and learn some interesting things about Native culture and art.

Thank lsaurenman
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have come to Santa Fe for the culture you have to come here to learn the cultural history. You and your family will learn things you may have never thought of. If you are a veteran let them know.

Thank Alan_Forrester1170
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inside is a fantastic presentation that guide you along the path of the various tribal cultures - their artwork, pottery, tools and skills presented in a most compelling manner. Got a great sense of the diversity of the various tribes and yet there was a...More

Thank DudefrmAK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many spectacular museums all along this high canyon road. I want to visit them all!!! Great views. courtyards, outdoor sculptures, too. Cafe food is so, so but atmosphere is nice.

Thank czuzh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delighted to see the beautiful Native American artwork elegantly displayed. And even more delighted to see the work of many of our artists friends from South Dakota represented. Thank you!

Thank doctorvalerie
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David B
13 August 2018|
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Response from wibu | Reviewed this property |
Use google maps to find info about the local buses. There is a bus that goes through the museum precinct.
14 May 2017|
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Response from 943jt | Reviewed this property |
You can "catch" the free Santa Fe pickup and ride to Museum Hill to the Museum. The SF Pickup route downtown (Historic District) will take you to the PERA lot on the Paseo de Peralta (across the street from the Roundhouse... More
5 January 2017|
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Response from Samoguy | Reviewed this property |
Kai B posted a good summary. I would add to that that there is an app that you can download from the Santa visitor's website with the route of the shuttle