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Smoki Museum

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Address: 147 N Arizona Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301-3184
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+1 928-445-1230
13:00 - 16:00
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Museum that features exhibits and works from American Indian art and...

Museum that features exhibits and works from American Indian art and culture.

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A Treasure Trove of Native American History

Tucked away in Prescott, is the Smoki Museum. You can easily spend a couple of hours there really studying all of the items and stories that the displays have to offer, giving you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tucked away in Prescott, is the Smoki Museum. You can easily spend a couple of hours there really studying all of the items and stories that the displays have to offer, giving you new insights into an ancient past.

Thank BackpackNationalPark
Prescott, Arizona
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful little museum that showcases early Indian artifacts from the area. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and the museum is very interesting. It only takes an hour or two to visit and is well worth the time.

Thank Christine S
Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good collection of artifacts celebrating Native American life in early Arizona. A must see when visiting Prescott.

Thank Buster4189
Orleans, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

On a rainy morning, looking for more of an indoor activity, my husband and I went to the Smoki Museum. It is filled with wonderful Indian artifacts as well as beautiful handmade quilts. An interesting way to spend an hour or two.

1 Thank Judith W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Upon entering this museum it smells quite musty - not good if you have allergies or asthma. The people though are friendly and knowledgeable. Many artifacts and historical information on the Hopi Indians and local history. They really need to air this building out though. Nice Indian quilts but I can only imagine the damage due to the smell.

Thank hippyways
Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Considering the horrible history of White appropriation of indigenous culture and genocide perpetrated as a matter of government policy, the Smoki museum is a surprising step in the right direction. It has a variety of indigenous displays with appropriate credits, along with displays related to White culture. According to the docents, the museum is actively working to right some wrongs,... More 

3 Thank Bruce H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The staff is so friendly and helpful. My son loves the BINGO game and actually took the time to find ALL the items. Such a fun place.

Thank Sarah T
Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A very interesting place. Great documented history. People that work there are very informative and happy to answer any questions. Many Indian artifacts on display with information on them. Be prepared to spend some time as there is a lot to enjoy.

Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Smoki Museum presents a remarkable collection of artifacts providing an understanding of the art and culture of Southwestern Native Americans. It is small and "out of the way" but well worth visiting if you have any interest in Native Americans.

Thank WHS-Eagle
Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this museum. A gem that has an unusual history in Prescott, AZ, the former territorial capital. Barry Goldwater, a former senator and Presidential candidate, was a member here. It was a membership club that used to put on pageants yearly with well meaning members putting on red face and acting out ceremonies. This angered some Native Americans as well... More 

1 Thank Steven S

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