USA Today is giving readers the opportunity to vote on the 10 Best Native American Experiences across the country.
The newspaper has nominated Native American museums and cultural centers, national parks and pow wows in the heart of Indian Country.
Three experts picked the places and events, which included Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina; Taos Pueblo in Taos, New Mexico; the Julyamsh Powwow, Gathering of Nations, Cheyenne Frontier Days and Denver March Pow wow; American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco and the Heard Museum, to name a few. There are 20 nominees and 10 will be selected based on readers’ votes.
“American Indians are a big part of U.S. history as well as its present and future,” says USA Today. “Reservations across the country are now often destinations in which to explore, learn or be inspired. Native American museums, art and cultural traditions give travelers a basis for a fascinating trip.”
The website says that reservations are destinations to explore, but none are included nominees. Only Indian villages are listed.
This poll is part of a series that USA Today has started called 10 Best Readers’ Choice. Travel, New Media and Apps are included categories which let readers vote on certain themes such as the Best Speciality Food Festivals, Best Luxury Travel Blogger and even the Best App/Gadget for Phone Pics.
Voting for the 10 Best Native American Experiences continues until September 15.
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To vote for one of USA Today’s favorite experiences, click here.