Window Rock Things to Do

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    Navajo Zoo and Botanical Park

    by Basaic Written Dec 1, 2009
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    The Navajo Nation Zoo and Botanical Park located near the museum was established in 1962 and is the sole tribally-owed zoo. The animals reside in truly natural habitats surrounded by native vegetation and rock scenery. Most animals here are native to the Navajo Nation and a part of the zoo’s dedication to exhibit animals and plants important to the history and culture of the Navajo people. The Zoological & Botanical Park became a program of the Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife on 1 September 2006. Responsibilities of the Park were assumed from the Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation Department. The goal of this park is to provide an educational and enjoyable experience for all visitors. In keeping with the Navajo tradition of allowing animals to be free, the animals in the zoo are all specimens that have been rescued and are being rehabilitated. Admission is free. 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday.

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    Navajo Artistry

    by Basaic Written Dec 1, 2009
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    The Navajo, or Dine, are well known for their artistic excellence. They are well versed in making baskets and jewelry; and make pretty dresses. They also make traditional rugs with different women from the family contributing pieces to the rug.

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    Museum Displays

    by Basaic Written Dec 1, 2009
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    Here are some of the displays inside the museum when I visited. Several displays rotate through so check the website to see what is on display when you plan to visit.

    The arrowheads in Photo 2 are not regular arrowheads for hunting but are carried in their medicine bags for protection.

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    Navajo Museum and Visitors Center

    by Basaic Written Dec 1, 2009
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    Window Rock refers to both the rock formation which is sacred to the Navajo People and the town itself. Window Rock the town is the capitol of the Navajo Nation and has a population of over 3000. A good place to start your tour of the town and the Navajo Nation is the Navajo Museum and Cultural Center. The museum has lots of good information about the origins and history of the Navajo (or the Dine) and can help you plan your visit. Admission to the museum is Free. Hours are 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday and 8PM on Wednesday, 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday; and closed on Sunday. There is also a nice gift shop with Navajo Arts and Crafts and other gift items. I found some good PBS Movies there.

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    Window Rock Park

    by topmarmot Written Jul 23, 2003
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    Window Rock is the seat of government for the Navajo Nation. At the rock itself, there is a small park with an ornamental fountain. The nearby Navajo council building is apparently worth visiting (unfortunately it was closed during our visit).

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    Navajo Nation Fair- Navajo Soveignty Day

    by siouxzanne2002 Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    Apache Crown Dancers

    During the month of September we have Navajo Nation Festival. We have many activities for 3 to 4 days. You can get on carnival rides, watch saddle bronc riding at the rodeo, watch the powwow dancers from tribes all over the United States and Canada and watch the parade early Saturday morning.These Apache Crown Dancers were part of the parade one year. These among many different dancers from different tribes attend the Navajo Nation Fair/Festival.

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    Displays Inside the Museum

    by Basaic Written Dec 1, 2009
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    There were a number of interesting displays inside the museum when I visited. Some of the displays rotate so check with the website to see what will be on display when you plan to visit.

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    Navajo Capital

    by leplaya Updated Jan 10, 2006

    Window Rock is the capital of the Navajo Nation. This is the equivalent of the parliament of the Navajo Nation. It has an octagon shape like a traditional Navajo 'Hogan.'

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  • The Navajo Nation Musuem

    by dacrites Updated Oct 3, 2002

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    Rock formation near the musuem

    Was very interesting. Had displays on the Navajo Codetalkers, as well as other historical Navajo items of interest.

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