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The Museum of Native American History is a non-profit, handicapped-accessible museum of Native American history, art, and culture located in Bentonville, Arkansas. The museum was founded in 2006 by David Bogle, a local businessman and registered member of the Cherokee Nation.Plan to see Museum of Native American History and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bentonville holiday builder tool.
The Museum of Native American History’s mission is to educate future generations about the lives of the First Americans. The museum provides a cultural hub to amplify the voices of their legacy.
The museum features artifacts from across the Americas covering over 14,000 years of history. The museum chooses to focus on the broader history of Native Americans as a whole, rather than any specific tribe and is laid out in roughly chronological order beginning around 12,000 BC and ending around 1900 AD.
The museum offers free admission and will welcome 34,000 guests in 2022, with indications that attendance will continue to climb in the coming years. The museum is routinely listed as the second most popular attraction in Bentonville, following Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Museum of Native American History reviews
Don’t miss it if you’re interested in Native American History! The displays are something I’ve never seen!
Don’t miss it if you’re interested in Native American History! The displays are something I’ve never seen! more »
Love this museum. Well laid out, very interesting narratives and exhibits. Staff is friendly and helpful. The family enjoyed looking for the arrow heads outside in the gravel and we found several..... more
Love this museum. Well laid out, very interesting narratives and exhibits. Staff is friendly and helpful. The family enjoyed looking for the arrow heads outside in the gravel and we found several..... more »
Whatever you have planned don’t miss this museum. It is absolutely amazing. We stayed for 2.5 hours and it flew by. There is an audio device for over 100 of the exhibits to enhance your visual experience. If you enjoy museums, this is a world class visit start to finish.
People surprise me when they say they have never heard of this place. It’s free and they have AMAZING artifacts from all time periods. You also get to find an arrowhead in the rocks out front. The kids love that. The people that work there are very nice and knowledgeable, it’s got to take bigs and littles. I’ve enjoyed coming here the past 5 years and seeing what the kids have picked up on. They are learning more than you know. There is something for everyone. Enjoy! Don’t forget the gift shop! Admission is free so don’t leave without a souvenir.
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