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Heard Museum, Phoenix

(4.4/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Everything Indian displayed beautifully! I learn alot about the local Indian population and America Indians in general.  more »
  • nice place lots of interesting native american things to see. I recommend taking a tour you get so much more out of it. Not sure just how much is authentic and that's a loss for me. Has places to eat ...  more »
  • It's around a courtyard with a gift shop, quiet and serene lunch in the courtyard by the trickling water and many outside sculpture areas. I came for the Native American culture area, wall of incredib...  more »
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  • Very disappointed. I went to the Heard Museum when I was 13 with my grandparents who at the time lived in Phoenix. I was just back in Arizona for my wedding last week. I'm 36 now by the way so it's been a while. We spent some time in Phoenix on our way back from Sedona. I was so excited to go to the Heard Museum because I remember really enjoying it as a kid. We paid out $38 for two tickets, which I thought was pretty steep, but whatever. We get into the museum only to find out that a good portion of it was closed to construction. There were no signs or anyone at the ticket counter advising us of that prior to entering and buying tickets. Nor, was there any sort of discount on the tickets. So, we toured what we could. We especially enjoyed the Boarding School exhibit, although it was a bit depressing. We then decided we'd go up to the library and archives. A kind staffer pointed us in the right direction. Guess what? It was closed too. I went down and told the staffer and he said he had no idea it was closed or why it was closed. At that point, we were over it. I wish this experience would have been better as I was very much looking forward to it. Oh well.
  • I had left my free admission ticket at home and the front desk person was helpful and let me in AWESOME customer service. so since that happened i returned to see it again. I would recomend the museum . they have kids section and really nice staff. I went on a tour with a tour guide very nice. I learned alot. really enjoyed the movie room. nice to relax and see a short documentory.
  • Neat exhibits showcasing the lives and culture of the southwest Native Americans. Nice variety of pieces both old and new, tapestry and pottery to sculpture and jewelry. Even better with free admission as a ROAM member!
  • Baeautiful facilities. Not a huge art person but they have a lot to view with tins of history. Cafe open daily and a beautiful gift shop
  • Shame to see such rich cultural and social history of peoples (North American civilizations, as the description states) reduced to pottery, a collection of artifacts and some quotes on printed walls in a sterile environment. Disappointed.