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“Not Flashy, But Worth The Drive”
Review of Cocopah Museum

Cocopah Museum
Ranked #4 of 4 things to do in Somerton
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Owner description: Built in 1996, the Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center include hand-crafted exhibits, meeting space and a gift shop. The museum which resides on the West Reservation is surrounded by a 1.5-acre park features luxurious native trees and plants and a traditional dwelling replica made from natural elements. The Cocopah Museum is a recognized federal repository, and its exhibits feature objects and depictions of Cocopah history and culture. Museum guests will see examples of traditional clothing such as bark skirts and leather sandals, modern-day beadwork, arrow weed-woven baskets, pottery, traditional tattoo designs, musical instruments and the Cocopah warriors' display.The Museum also maintains a non-circulating archive filled with Cocopah artifacts and information.Guests may purchase authentic Cocopah beadwork, Native arts and crafts, Native American music, jewelry, novelty items and much more at the gift shop.Hours of operation:Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibit hours:Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Special guided tours are available by appointment. Exhibits close at noon on the last Friday of each month. Admission is free, however, donations are appreciated.
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We were in Yuma, Arizona as part of a trip of the Southwest, and I found this museum on Yuma's tourism website. Like many locations on reservations, Yahoo and Google Maps did not give proper directions. We had to call the office, and the women working that day was very helpful and she was incredibly nice.

To call it a museum is a little bit of a stretch, but you do get to see some interesting artifacts in a moderate-sized room. The gift shop has some clever and unique items, and the scenery is beautiful on the drive to the museum. It is free, but a donation is appreciated.

This attraction is not the type of place you will be able to spend an entire day, or even a few hours. That being said, if you are in the Yuma/Somerton area, it is worth a few minutes of your time.

Thank RAB40AZ
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Small museum chronicling the Cocopah Indians of the area. Not very exciting. The gift shop is bigger than the displays.

Thank Miranda S
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

We were sad to see Indian Hill in such poor condition.

25 years ago this was a nice place to walk among the building. Now some of them are falling in and dangerous.

Forget this stop...

2  Thank Don R
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Cocopah E, Public Relations Manager at Cocopah Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

We believe this reviewer is confusing the Cocopah Museum with the Quechan Museum.
The Quechan Museum is located on Indian Hill on Quechan land.
The Cocopah Museum is located on the West Cocopah Reservation and is currently open and in very good condition.

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