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“Indian Museum”

Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian
Ranked #18 of 48 things to do in Amarillo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Katy, Texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Indian Museum”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I didn't think the experience was worth the fee that I paid. ($5) There was not a knowledgable person available who was excited about the museum. I am no expert but it seemed like many items were replicas not authentic indian artifacts.

Visited June 2014
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English first
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Best Place in AMA”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

When you walk through the door, it instantly feels calm, and almost vacation like. Keep in mind, it is a while out, almost by the airport! The smells, and the culture sourrounding you are so much to take in. It has a very detailed history of the Native culture that was on this land. Not just paintings, but sculptures, regalia (clothing), animals, and the whole nine yards. Such a beautiful place, with a lot of education to offer. The trading post is great, and fit for anyone who wants to pick out a souvineer or a beautiful piece of jewelry, or maybe an actual arrow for the kids. If you come at the right time (mostly evening) is when the dancers are set to perform only on weekends. Keep that in mind before you are dissapointed. You will have to purchase tickets, and hope there is enough seating. The dancers, as well as the people are absoloutely fantastic, and love meeting you. This is a great thing for adults, and especially kids to see in Amarillo. Skip the dusty cadalliac ranch!

Visited July 2013
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7 Thank Zitkala-Sa
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amarillo, texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is a great place to take your children and great for adults too. The Kwahadi dancers put on a great performance. There is a nice gift shop too.

Visited January 2014
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3 Thank captroo
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Canyon, Texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing Skill !!”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

I took my 6 year old son to the Kwahadi Indian Dancer's show on Saturday. They were absolutely amazing! The skill, coordination, and memorization of native dance steps and movements was super. It was an adventure for us to see as young men, boys, young women, and girls represented such a large part of our heritage and history. It is no wonder they will be touring Europe for 23 days this summer.
The museum was also a treat! We loved it so much we bought some great souvenirs too!

Visited January 2014
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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Much to see in a beautiful space”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We stopped into the Kwahadi Museum after seeing it from the highway and wondering what they had inside. We arrive early in the day and had the entire area pretty much to ourselves. Inside are Many Many displays of art, handicrafts and artifacts from years of history. The displays are labeled with write-ups about the period they are from and historical data that is known about them. The walls are covered with art works depicting native American life and times as well as numerous examples of woven items and beaded work from various periods and tribes. The space is subtly lit which lends an air of reverence to the displays but also make reading the texts which are typed in a rather small font a little tiring for us "older" visitors. We spent about 2 hours here and didn't see quite all that was there and this was on a day when they didn't even have any performances by the dancers. The gift shop is small but crammed with really distinctive and out-of the-ordinary items. Most items are reasonably priced and some of the art work is for sale with some of the items VERY priced to sell. I would like to come again when they are having the dancers and experience a lot more immersive visit and spend a little more time examining the art and artifacts.

Visited July 2013
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