Dragoon Road off 1-10 East. Exist 318, Benson, AZ, USA
Amerind Museum Benson Reviews
Native American Cultural Heritage Museum Mar 15, 2013
You have probably heard of the Dragoons if you live in Arizona, or visited the Southwest. The Dragoons are spectacular rock formations of the Texas Canyon in the small Dragoon Mountains. If you take Dragoon Road, exit 318 and head south to mile marker 1, you will get to the amazing Amerind. It is a unique Museum of the Native Americans dedicated to their cultures and traditions.
The museum was founded in 1937 by William Shirley Fulton; it is a non profit archaeological museum and serves as a research center as well. Inside are collections of native American baskets, jewelry, artifacts and pottery. I was amazed at how the baskets and pottery reminded me of rural Africa. They chronicle the life of the Native Americans from the past to present day.
One of the exhibits I particularly liked is the Native American art, and history. The beautiful showcase tells the story of a people with strong traditions and the need to preserve it at all costs. It is worth visiting if you find yourself this side of the world.
Adults - $8,
Seniors - $7,
Youth (ages 12-18) - $5
Children under 12 - FREE
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