Smoki Museum Prescott

Smoki Museum – Prescott, AZ

Designed to resemble an Indian pueblo, the Smoki Museum was built in 1935 of native stone and wood. It was constructed with labor provided by the Civilian Works Administration and the Smoki People. The Smoki People were a group of Prescott citizens organized in 1921 and dedicated to the perpetuation of American Indian ceremonies and dances. Until1990, the Smoki People held annual pageants at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds, but they also became a large social organization focused on developing appreciation for Southwest Indian tribes through the Museum and their annual program. Most of the display cases, hand-chiseled furniture and models were built shortly after the building and qualify as antiques. The challenge is to maintain the historical value of the building, the display cases, and the like while making visitors comfortable and the collection physically and environmentally safe.

The Museum Store is called “The Trading Post” and offers an opportunity to enjoy an intimate shop showing original Native American artwork and crafts at consistently competitive prices. Listen to our Native American CD selections as you enjoy jewelry spanning contemporary to Old Pawn, hand fashioned and fired pottery at affordable prices, beautiful basketry and wonderful weavings, carved fetishes, folk art and gifts for all ages. Our artists are from Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, Tohono O’Odham, the Rio Grande Pueblos, Mexico and Guatemala. You may choose from new and used books for children and adults which feature Southwest and local Indians. We will give you a peaceful and enjoyable visit with experts available or on call to answer your questions. You can find all this without sales tax in a delightful traditional setting!

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Museum Hours:
Mondays to Saturdays: 10 AM to 4 PM
Sundays: 1 PM to 4 PM

Admission Fees:
Adult – $5
Senior – $4
Student [with ID] – $3
Children [Under 12] – 0

Places to Stay and Accommodations.
If you plan an extended overnight stay in the Prescott area, see Prescott Hotels.

Restaurants – Night Life.
Prescott offers dining for every unique taste and style, great food, great views and great flavors! Check out Prescott Restaurants. There are so many things to do in Prescott that the real difficulty will be deciding what to do first. Entertainment in one of the top Prescott, AZ activities including live music, theater and community events. Check out Prescott Night Life here. For other things to do while your are in Prescott, AZ check out Prescott What To Do here.

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