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“To amny BOYSCOUTS!!! 5 vans full!!!!!”

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
Altus, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
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“To amny BOYSCOUTS!!! 5 vans full!!!!!”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The dances were beautiful . I really enjoyed the museum. The narrator during the dancing portion was long winded and preachy!!!! Less talkijng from himn and more dancing woulh have been great. Oh and during the Ghost dance(it;s a little dark) DO NOT TRY AND RECORD IT, they will call you out like as two year old!!!! There are no signs stating NOT to record it and with all the talking the narrator did he could have mentioned it!!! The dancers are NOT INDIAN but they have worked VERY hard and are quite good!!!! This fact was also NOT disdclosed. Being from Oklahoma and seeing authentic Indian dances by true tribes it was a little cheesy but these kids worked so hard and it showed!!!!

Visited June 2014
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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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24 reviews
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“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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amarillo, texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“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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Canyon, Texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“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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