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Heard Museum, Phoenix

4.6
#3 of 36 in Museums in Central Arizona
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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  • August 14, 2017
    So much to see and learn. Beautiful artifacts, creative displays, respectfully and artful galleries. Loved it  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Lovely exhibits, great layout, nice cafe. Som of the installations are amazing, enlightening histories. You will love learning and be amazed at how much you did not know....at least we were.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I was impressed by this museum. It had a large collection of local Native American art, including pottery and clothes. I also liked the huge Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit. However, maybe it was...  more »
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  • June 9, 2017
    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.
  • April 25, 2017
    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!
  • June 7, 2017
    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!
  • July 1, 2017
    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!
  • May 13, 2017
    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.

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