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National Museum of the American Indian

National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art, historical and cultural objects from Native Indian communities in the Hemisphere.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC, DC 20560
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+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We heard great things, even from the locals, about the cafe but the food was way too expensive for such bland flavors! We tried the Bison burger that we waited at the counter 10 minutes for, after having to wait outside the cafe for 45...More

Thank mrstmath
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Security Staff is very rude. I even got screamed at because 2 of them were giving conflicting instructions and the 3rd, a female, decided to start screaming at me. I have been wearing a medical device for 14 years and this has been my 2nd...More

Thank Félix C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very educational and impressive inside with many exhibits. Must see 13 minute movie on fourth floor of exhibit including screen in the middle of the room and on the ceiling. One of its kind and amazing.

Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe i expected too much because I come from a region rich in Native American History and culture, but this museum was a disappointment. There is so much wasted space in the architecture and the few exhibits they have are almost all contemporary. The only...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the Lumber Days event Sept 9th...just drove up from VA for it and it was great. Not only flute music, dancing (picture of the men and women dancers), Gospel music but also very detailed explanation of why and the history behind everything. I...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an Australian I was very interested in learning more about Native Americans and their history. This is an amazing museum covering all of the Americas. It is quite sombre and the layout a little confusing but take your time. We went on a tour...More

Thank Hotpinky
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the great reviews of this museum's cafeteria, we purposely planned to have lunch here. It was a little later than the lunch time crush, but the cafeteria was open and serving. My husband and I both were unable to get the servers behind...More

Thank trnka
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before going in, be sure to take in the architecture of the building itself. Incredible artifacts and images. If you wander slowly, it will take all afternoon. Note that parking on the Maa is now charged. :-(

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibitions and the building itself are quite dull. Museum's emphasis leaned exclusively towards the suffering of Indians from the White man colonization, instead of concentrating on Indians cultural, artistic and social topics prior and after the Europeans. The nice thing was that the museum...More

Thank Vlad V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps the most architecturally significant building on the mall. Excellent exhibits but there should be more of them. Excellent cafeteria and gift shop.

Thank JeffreyGL48
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Joyce C
20 March 2016|
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Response from TheMoyers | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is handicapped accessible, and there are easy to operate elevators.
5 February 2016|
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Response from Gala8123 | Reviewed this property |
The only way you can get free parking on weekends Saturday is probably limited now since DC is changed its parking lot is you have to be at the locations on the street before the museum opens other than that everybody is hip... More