National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian

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8 / 10

6 expert reviews

“The permanent exhibit, "Infinity of Nations," is an encyclopedic survey of Native cultures from throughout the Americas, including 700 objects from ancient times to present day.”

– Fodor's

Frommer's
"The collection spans more than 10,000 years of Native heritage, gathered a century ago mainly by New York banking millionaire George Gustav Heye." Full review
Lonely Planet
"An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this elegant museum of Native American culture is set in Cass Gilbert's spectacular 1907 Custom House, one of NYC's finest beaux arts buildings." Full review
Time Out
"The life and culture of Native Americans is presented in rotating exhibitions—from intricately woven Pomo baskets to beaded buckskin shirts—along with contemporary artwork." Full review
Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Cass Gilbert's Beaux-Arts former US Custom House (1907) makes a splendid setting for this Smithsonian museum, opened in 1994." Full review
Where
"The nation’s first museum to promote Native American history, culture, languages and arts in exhibitions culled from the Smithsonian’s extensive collection." Full review

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