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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-982-4636
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Amazing turquoise jewelry exhibit

This museum is well worth a visit. The collection was vast and well displayed. They provided an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
150ckl
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Carmel, California
Excellent setting, Excellent treasures to view, Very educational

What a beautiful setting for a museum, atop a gorgeous hill surrounded by greenery and nice homes... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
jwredlabel
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laconia, nh
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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+1 505-982-4636
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"on display"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is well worth a visit. The collection was vast and well displayed. They provided an excellent history of Native American jewelry making and of the artists. Their gift shop is THE place to shop for high end magnificent jewelry.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

What a beautiful setting for a museum, atop a gorgeous hill surrounded by greenery and nice homes. The docent who greeted us gave us a thorough briefing and recommendations on how to proceed and it was very helpful. It is not a huge display of...More

Thank jwredlabel
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop. Nice bead collection, but especially liked the jewelry exhibit. It’s quite extensive and well organized.

Thank Margaret O
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Another of the great museums on Museum Hill. Great exhibits that change often and a fabulous gift shop.

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This Museum proved to be very educational --history-wise. The ancient and contemporary art was fantastic. WE very much enjoyed it.

Thank Margaia F
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The beading part is wonderful by itself and incredible workmanship is on display. I never knew the beads were so small! The silver/jewelry display is wonderful and the lady who took us through the works was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the works. Almost...More

Thank plaisaeb
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Beautifully executed with a stunning collection of local pueblan arts, including textiles, amazing ceramics (Maria Martinez and descendants especially), jewelry, and bead garments galore!

Thank Jim v
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Absolutely incredible collections and exhibitions of Southwestern Native American art. The silver exhibition is a show stopper. The exhibition of beaded clothing is beyond description.

Thank ellensantafe
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We have enjoyed this museum on countless visit -- it's small but each exhibit is well focused and well curated and very informative. It's like visiting a private collection and is more intimate than the larger museums and their gift shop is one of the...More

Thank redmesastudio
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

In much the same way that the fabulous Denver Art Museum intermixes historic and contemporary Native American pieces, Wheelwright's collection is mixed periods and, to my eye, the newer ones are often best.

Thank VioletRoss
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