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Museum of Northern Arizona

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Address: 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-8348
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One of the great regional museums of our world, surrounded by tremendous...

One of the great regional museums of our world, surrounded by tremendous geological, biological, and cultural resources in one of Earth's most spectacular landscapes. With a long and illustrious history, MNA evokes the very spirit of the Colorado Plateau and serves as a gateway to understanding this unique region. Whatever your time frame, this museum will enhance your experience of the richly diverse cultures, landscapes, and ecology of the Plateau. Nine permanent and changing exhibit galleries present Native cultures, tribal lifeways, natural sciences, and fine arts. Ventures and custom tours explore the Four Corners Region of the American Southwest. Award-winning Museum Shop & Bookstore onsite. Self-guided Rio de Flag Nature Trail.

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Quaint gem!

We only had 75 minutes to tour and we made the most of it. There are different interests here that should fulfill every interest. A section on ancient history, pottery, dolls... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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SeaTac, Washington
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SeaTac, Washington
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had 75 minutes to tour and we made the most of it. There are different interests here that should fulfill every interest. A section on ancient history, pottery, dolls, geology, zoology, and evolotion. I had to read one display twice before I realized that a particular beetle was not the 100 pound insect but the host! There are... More 

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California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We drove from Sedona to the Grand Canyon. A friend told us not to miss the Museum of Northern Arizona. It's a hidden gem, on the highway on the way to the Grand Canyon. The Museum is not to be missed. The collection deals with Native Americans from the Four Corners area (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado). There's plenty... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small but good museum that does an important service to the area. The geology section is dated although the larger cultural sections are more interesting and newer. The shop, which operates on consignment, has some interesting baskets.

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Thank David K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend suggested we visit this Museum. It is terrific. There is work being done on the interior but it really did not interrupt our touring. So many interesting facts on the ancient people who lived in the area being thousands of years ago. Lovely pottery found at sites and many artifacts.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pearl in the crown of Flagstaff. Located a short drive from the center, it has a marvelous collection of artifacts and displays relating to the Colorado Plateau. It was a delight to visit a place that was not restricted by state boundaries. A clear narrative is presented of the evolution of the peoples who have lived here... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was a great visit and we're happy we saw it. What I like best was the exhibit on different kinds of jewelry and styles used by different tribal groups. There is something here for the whole family.

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Smithers, B.C.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Displays move from geological history, palaeontology and the ethnology of the indigenous tribes. When I visited, there was a temporary display of Audubon's illustrations of the area's mammals. Part of the museum was closed to set up a new display. Docent guided tours available. Allow a couple of hours.

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Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a smaller local museum. The displays are well thought out. This museum is equal part art and natural history museum. If you are an art/pottery enthusiast, you will find a multitude of beautiful displays of pottery, mostly modern examples. There is an art gallery store on site that has some very beautiful pieces of artwork in several... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the experience is the museum building itself. Unique old mountain style building with pretty patio. Exhibits are quite interesting and unique to northern Arizona.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You might be tempted to bypass this but do not! The museum is excellent and the staff is warm and engaged. Bonus...the gift shop and book store have some real treasures. Take the time to stop and you will be happy you did.

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