One of Amarillo's newest attractions, this facility features an extensive museum and a dance performance theater. The building mimics the design of an Indian Pueblo, and the exterior glows a beautiful pink in the sunset. Included is the Thomas Mails collection of Native American culture. Also on display are the fine bronze castings of Tom Knapp, the Cunningham Navajo Rug Collection, the Perry Null Game Animal Exhibit, and the Bob and Sally Jones Indigenous Birds of the Plains display. Summer hours, (June, July and August) are Thursday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 pm. Winter hours (Sept. through May) are Saturday & Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Those attending a weekend dance performance will pay $6 for adults and $4 for students. Admission for dance performances also includes the museum.
"Song of the Eagle," the summer dance performance, is scheduled for most Friday and Saturdays night from mid June through early August. The performances continue in the Fall with the annual Indian Summer Ceremonials which begin on the last weekend in September and continue into October. The Winter Night Ceremonials, a collection of the beautif ul dances which can be seen in the Pueblo villages of New Mexico and Arizona, begins each year after Christmas. All dance performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
An optional dinner is available before most performances for $7.50 per dinner and reservations are required. The Kiva is at 9151 Interstate 40 East, across the highway from the Texas Travel Information Center.
For performance dates, ticket prices, group rates or dinner and show reservations, call the Kwahadi Trading Post at (806)335-3175.
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at the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian video
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9151 Interstate 40 East