The number four is a sacred number to the Navajo and occurs throughout their philosophy. There are the four cardinal directions, four sacred mountains, four sacred colors, the four seasons and the first four clans. In the main room of the museum, in the appropriate places, are markers showing the four cardinal directions with the colors, mountains,...more
Prominant in the main room is the Great Seal of the Navajo Nation along with an explanation of the symbology involved. The seal was officially adopted by the Tribal Council on 18 January 1852 and was designed by John Claw, Jr. of Many Farms, AZ. The seal has a rainbow representing Navajo sovereignty with an opening on top representing the eastern...more
The centerpiece of the main room is a full sized traditional hogan. Inside the hogan are a number of examples of Navajo arts and handicrafts. There is also a seating area where you can sit and watch films about local arts and artists. Traditional hogans are built a very specific way and in a specific order to follow the beliefs and traditions of...more
The Explore Navajo Museum, a hands-on museum, is located behind the historic Tuba Trading Post. It has a number of very interesting displays that explain a lot about the life, art and traditions of the Navajo (Dine) People. The displays are well presented and informative. This museum has won several awards and is well worth a visit. Admission is $9...more
The Tuba Trading Post has been in operation since 1870. It is still in operation and has a small grocery and lots of local art, crafts and souvenirs. There is a history walk leading to one of the entrances, that has some interpretive signs about the history of the trading post, the area and the people.more
PO Box 2260, Tuba City, Arizona, 86045, United States
Good for: Business
Main St And Moanave Rd
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
The Quality Inn is a pretty nice hotel. The staff was friendly enough and professional, the room...more
The Hogan Restaurant is designed like a traditional hogan, and has an interesting decor featuring Navajo rugs and other designs. They serve Mexican, American and Navajo dishes. I suggest trying some Navajo Food. I had the Mutton Stew with Garden Fresh Vegetables and some Navajo Fry Bread. The Mutton Stew was very good.more
253 Reviews and Opinions
It's just a large co-op owned by the local Indian tribes, where many native art items are sold. Prices are pretty good, and the profits are going directly to the people who make the products.
What to buy: I like the artwork and native silver and gem jewelry.
What to pay: Depends on what you buy. Prices were better in Tuba City than anywhere in the near area, in our opinion.