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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

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Address: 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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+1 505-982-4636
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic...

The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.

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A gem..!

Loved this museum. Well laid out with just the right amount of exhibits. Good information given on each exhibit. A really good museum shop - although a little pricey. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paulellwood
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this museum. Well laid out with just the right amount of exhibits. Good information given on each exhibit. A really good museum shop - although a little pricey. Well worth a visit

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Alexandria VA
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121 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had long heard of this museum so wanted to visit. Only half the museum was open. I was able to use an NARM museum pass so my entry was "free"; not sure if the regular fee would have been worth it.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were happy to spend the day at the Museum. The presentation is spectacular, the setting is a wonder. The setting has a unique presentation of a restaurant with very tasty cuisine.

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Thank Randy K
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most special museums in Santa Fe. The jewelry collection is a must see and don't forget to visit the Case Trading Post downstairs - you will surely find a treasure you cannot live with out. The staff and docents are always friendly and very knowledgeable.

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Calgary, Canada
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140 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This museum offers an in-depth view of New Mexican native culture and history. It also features several temporary galleries and a gift shop with primarily native-made art. Compared to other native history museums, the content is above average.

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Denver, Colorado
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Yes, it's the first stop for anthropologists and history lovers, but there is something fascinating for everyone in this excellent museum!

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This museum has the best display of American Indian jewelry a truly total learning experience This is a must see if you want to learn about jewelry

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Georgetown, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Perched high on Museum Hill, this little Museum is hard to find but well worth the effort. The jewelry displays were stunning. Currently the museum is highlighting the baskets of the Jicarilla Apache tribe. This is the oldest, and in my opinion, the best museum in Santa Fe.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The Wheelwright did not disappoint, as we always have this on our list to visit in Santa Fe. The new gallery means there is even more to see, but it is still a managable amount that will not overwhelm you. They always provise wonderfully curated exhibits and this visit was not exception. And don't miss the Case Trading Post, the... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is absolutely stunning. It is small, but offers an in depth look at different Indian cultures. On special exhibit when we were there were jewelry and bridles. Both exhibits were extraordinary. I believe that the baskets are part of a permanent display. They, too, were exceptional. There is also a most unique trading post downstairs where you can... More 

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