1013 E. University Blvd., Tucson
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m.
COST: $3 pp suggested donation
Established in 1893, the Arizona State Museum is the oldest anthropology museum in the Southwest. Here you’ll find several rooms of fascinating displays on the state’s various Native American tribes, and the world’s largest collection of Southwest Indian pottery, including many contemporary pieces that prove pottery-making is certainly not a lost art.
Every year in February the museum’s grassy grounds play host to the Southwest Indian Art Fair , one of the more important and well attended of such events in the Southwest.
A permanent exhibition inside the stately old building explains the origins and histories of 10 of Arizona’s Native American groups, including the Hohokam, the O’odham, and the Apache, all of whom ruled Southern Arizona at one time or another.