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4th St SW & Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
If you feel like visiting the free Smithsonian Museums, and you realize they've saved you the bucks intended for your daily expenditure in your travel plan, head over to the cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian, and have one of the...
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110 Pequot Trail, Ledyard, CT 06338, USA
The literature about the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center (MPMRC) doesn't really convey a sense of its enormity and scope, but trust me on this: no matter how you come away from its sometimes challenging displays and programs, it is...
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Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024, USA
The dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History are usually the highlights for visitors, and they are indeed beautiful and worthy of praise, but the Hall of the North West Coast Indians is a gem that most people miss. The Hall is the oldest...
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2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
The Heard Museum is a can't-miss cultural institution in Phoenix. Founded in 1929, the Heard details and celebrates American Indian art, history, and tradition through exhibitions, interactive learning, and festivals supporting American Indian...
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15500 US-101, Klamath, CA 95548, USA
At the entrance to the Trees of Mystery park, just off the 101 in California, you are greeted by a giant 49-foot statue of Paul Bunyan and his bull, Babe. The lumberjack and his blue bull are the center of many North American folk tales. And yes,...
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108 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
There is so much art to see in Santa Fe, it's endless. Along with artisan markets, small galleries, the Georgia O'Keeffe museum and numerous small shops, we visited the MOCNA. It's a museum that is connected to the Institute of American Indian...
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1413 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
After visiting the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, relax for a bit in the downstairs café. The walls are French, literally—paneling and paintings from an 18th-century château on permanent loan to the museum. The affordable European...
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600 W Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
This is a great museum if you have a couple of hours to spend. The dinosaur fossil exhibit is extensive. Admission is $12 for adults.
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Batiquitos Lagoon, California, USA
Batiquitos (baa-ti-keetos) Lagoon is a coastal wetland north of San Diego between the cities of Carlsbad and Encinitas. It is one of the few remaining tidal wetlands on the southern California coast of the United States and is loaded with shore...
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15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
Climb up into one of the cliff-dwellings in Frijoles Canyon; imagine the view in the 1100's, when these were excavated in northern New Mexico. Bandelier National Monument, about an hour NW of Santa Fe, is full of these 'cavates'--chambers carved...
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E Bonita Canyon Rd, Willcox, AZ 85643, USA
A couple of years ago, on Black Friday, my wife and I headed away from the malls of Tucson and into the mountains: Chiricahua National Monument, just west of the New Mexico border in SE Arizona, was one of the last strongholds of the Chiricahua...
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16710 Ranch Rd 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is truly a mystical place, filled with Native American folklore. The Tonkawa people who inhabited the area in the 16th century thought it was special because they thought they saw ghost fires flickering at the top...
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County Rd 7.25, Pleasant View, CO 81331, USA
Lowry Pueblo, located on Bureau of Land Management land in the Four Corners area of southern Colorado, was constructed about AD 1060 and was excavated during 1930-1936. At one time it had 40 rooms and 8 kivas. There are no facilities near this...
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Mesa Verde, CO, USA
The America Southwest is nothing short of stunning in terms of landscapes. The four corners region, encompassing the four states of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona offer some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the world. One of the...
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90 S Valley Rd, Littleton, CO 80401, USA
You are being watched. For 3,000 years (2,000 BC - 1,000 AD), Native Americans encamped beneath these towering fountain formation monoliths. After a twenty five minutes drive southwest from downtown Denver, you will experience an environment few...
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North Rim, AZ 86052, USA
If you are in the area its definitely a place one needs to see, you will be impressed by the scale of it all. if you go to the SKYWALK, the horseshoe configured walkway above the Canyon you will be able to look through the glass floor at the...
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Taos is great for food and art but take the time to drive out to Taos Pueblo, the oldest continuously inhabited community in America. There is a beauty in it's age along with awe that people still live, work, pray, and play there.
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Winnebago, NE 68071, USA
American Indians have lived in this land which they call Turtle Island for millenia .. they are one of the oldest continously existing civilizations on earth it is 7 pm and here i am watching them listening to the hypnotic beat of their drums (it...
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1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746, USA
Just to the southwest of Tucson, on the San Xavier Reservation, sits the late XVIII-century Mission San Xavier del Bac, one of the finest examples of Spanish colonial architecture in the U.S. The combination of late Baroque and Moorish-inspired...
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105 W Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
The entire north side of Santa Fe's downtown plaza is taken up by the 1610 Palace of the Governors, the oldest continually occupied public building in the United States. Its front adobe facade is completely shaded, and in this "portal," the Native...
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6103 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757, USA
The Turquoise Trading Post has been an Austin institution since the mid 1990s, and offers a wide array of beautiful Native American jewelry, sourced from artists across the Southwest. They also have a selection of pottery, and Zuni 'fetishes'—...
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1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
The Field Museum is a must-see for anyone who could be interested in just about anything. Choose a topic, and chances are you could learn about it here. The dinosaur skeletons are truly spectacular.
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1 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA
A public art piece by Native American artist - Bob Haozous, Artificial Cloud is a peculiar and somewhat eerie sculpture to look at. The artificial cloud is the artists representation of the death of the Earth, separation between racial and social...
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McCormick Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076, USA
Located a bit north of downtown Chicago is the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. This two-mile stretch of McCormick Boulevard runs north/south between Touhy Avenue and Dempster Street and features over 60 incredible sculptures. The one featured...