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Heard Museum, Phoenix

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Heard Museum showcases both historical Native American artifacts and contemporary culture. The museum is recognized as a "Phoenix Point of Pride." It is known internationally for its festivals and educational programs, such as World Championship Hoop Dance contest, the Spanish market, and Indian fair and market. The exhibits showcase thousands of pieces, including dolls, jewelry, and textiles. Many represent the Southwestern tribal nations who still live traditionally in the region. Take part in a guided tours--they are included in the admission price. Plan to visit Heard Museum during your Phoenix vacation using our convenient Phoenix vacation route planner.
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  • Enjoyed the exhibits about American Indians. We were shocked to learn about the Indian Boarding Schools, did not know those existed. We did not pay extra for the Frida and Diego exhibit. The museum wa...  more »
  • We went there as part of a AAA tour and we were escorted around by a pre-arranged tour guide at the museum. Very informative tour. It was so interesting learning about the way of life of the different...  more »
  • We stopped in while we were killing some time before a flight. This museum is awesome. It is the perfect blend between history & art. They have rotating galleries that feature artists relevant to the ...  more »
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We were very impressed with the facilities and the exhibits. The placement and legibility of the exhibit signage made it easy to navigate. Employees were knowledgeable and friendly. We received excellent service in the cafe and the food was delicious. The store personnel in Books and More were attentive and helpful. We highly recommend Heard Museum.
  • Awesome venue for a holiday party! Open bar (of course just beer & wine) but their various buffet style food was good too. From sandwiches to dim sum & even tacos, I was definitely in a good state during my time there. Planetarium was elegant, rooftop was too cold but there were also reindeer outside as well. All in all a good night!
  • There are plenty of artifacts that are in great condition. However I felt that descriptions and informational stories were lacking. I am glad I visited on a 1st Friday with free admission. I personally don't feel it justifies the admission price. With all the Indian history in this state there could definitely be MORE!
  • Why? It's simply wonderful! My only complaint - if you want to call it that - is that I sent 6 hours there and didn't see everything! I'll return VERY soon! BTW, the little café has WONDERFUL food!
  • Really interesting museum and an important part of American heritage. I really enjoyed the history parts as well (they had a whole section on the history of schooling for Native Americans). My only gripe is that the museum shop was really skewed to the high end (there really wasn't anything that was less than $50). I would have liked if they had coffee table books or cheaper prints for sale.