During the hot summer months, being outdoors is great! Sometimes, though, it is nice to take a break and enjoy indoor activities.
Less than five minutes from downtown Bentonville is The Museum of Native American History. Visits are always free with donations gladly accepted. There is a gift shop inside as well that has amazing products. Now, onto the activities!
When you first walk in, you are greeted by a mammoth and a reading nook that is located to the right. You are greeted by warm, friendly people who want to help you learn and to enjoy your time spent there. Once your tour begins you are given a hand-held device so you can push the artifacts number to learn more about it, watch a few short videos and interact with some activities. I cannot give away all the fun details! When your tour is over, you go outside and look inside a tipi, find fossils and look for your very own arrowhead!
July 9, 2016: “Tipi Talks” with Grammy nominated musician, John Two-Hawks, at 5:30pm entitled Medicine Wheel Wisdom Part Two. Be sure and come by at 5:00 for a special event presenting a new exhibit from the Dr. Howard and Catherine Cockrill collection.
September 10, 2016: “Tipi Talks” entitled Off the Reservation also at 5:30pm.
October 8, 2016: “Tipi Talks” entitled Native Music Experience also at 5:30pm.
These events are meant to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience!