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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. Put Heard Museum and other Phoenix attractions into our Phoenix trip planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I bring friends who are visiting here all the time and also sneak out to have lunch in the beautiful Spanish courtyard at the museum. It is truly one of my most favorite places in Phoenix. The grounds...  more »
  • This place was one of the better places I visited in Phoenix, It was an amazing, from the art work of T.C. Cannon to all of the tools used and the beautiful doors as well as the boarding school life o...  more »
  • We spent a day at this museum, viewing the special exhibits and permanent collections as well as eating lunch. The entire day (with 3 kids under 12 plus grandparents) was a huge success. The museum ha...  more »
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  • My second time here. A very informative Native American museum. I visited on this occasion because I needed a peaceful place to wait for my rental check-in. I visited the cafe and gift shop, made some purchases and drank my tea in the outdoor courtyard next to the water feature. There is also a nice little resturaunt there. I haven't had the pleasure of dinning there but folks should know about that as well.
  • This is one of must-visit private museums in Phoenix AZ, which I have heard about from a local with whom I had breakfast with at my hotel. I showed up just in time for the guided tour by their very well read docents who tried to give us as much information as they could. The museum has a lot to show and offer to anyone who is interested about life and culture of Indians in South-West USA. I have not known much about except from the movies, which I know are mostly fiction. In this museum, you will learn about the greatness and beauty of their culture and history.
  • Have not been here for many years and glad to see many positive changes, mostly in increased displays. Our docent was very well informed on the history of the southwest and the many tribes. The Katrina displays are still exceptional. The Ocotillo Fence art piece by two Native American artists is dazzling. Had a very good light lunch at the cafe. Had a dessert frybred also. Overall a great experience. Will be back more often.
  • What a great way to spend a couple of hours. The exhibits were nicely laid out. Beautiful and very interesting, a great learning experience!
  • A hidden gem, excellent collection. They have frequent tours, suggest you take a free guided tour to appreciate the collection and hear the story behind artifacts. Plan to spend two hours at least in the museum.

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