National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, District of Columbia

Fourth St & Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20560

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Address: Fourth St & Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20560

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Phone: 202-633-1000
URL: http://www.nmai.si.edu/
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am - 5:30 pm. Closed on Christmas Day.
Price: Free

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  • Visited: 2011-05-01
  • Submitted: 2013-12-26 13:05:24.0
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Good for Expanding on Classroom Learning

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There are very few non-food truck places to eat nearby, particularly on the Independence Avenue side of the building. Avoid the museum café. While the menu is Native American-inspired, the food is over-priced (e.g., $4.95 for a cup of buffalo chili).

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  • Visited: 2010-11-01
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American Indian museum has the best food

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Submitted by: Mikey D.

The food is very unusual and delicious.  Going to give this 3 stars due to price in the cafe. One can easily spend $100 for 2 kids and 2 adults... Everything...

Submitted by: Alyssa D.

Went here for an evening reception for my Indian tribe. The food and entertainment was great. I don't think I've been to this museum since I was a small child, so I can't really comment on th...

Submitted by: Meg G.

This museum has been open for how long? I'm just now visiting?!?! For the record, I did attend the museum's opening festival a few years ago (still dreaming of fry bread). One extra star for the architecture - otherwise, it's a solid 3 star experience. Artifacts galore! Guns, gold & moccasins... There are some ceremonial pieces and remnants of spiritual offerings... all of which is expected. Some of the artifacts were made in present-day time, which is good - the Native American is so often referred to as a people of the past (even in South America). There were times when we found ourselves walking around saying, 'where are the exhibits?' I think the balance between space used for showcasing bits of culture ...

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