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Albuquerque Museum

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Address: 2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505 243 7255
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: The city's rich heritage is the focus at this museum, which features...
The city's rich heritage is the focus at this museum, which features exhibits depicting the art, history and culture of the Southwest.
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Nice museum

Best to visit when there is a special exhibition. Used to have a great museum shop that I made a point to visit any time I went to Old Town, but it has dramatically changed - not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Valerie L
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Belen, New Mexico
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Belen, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Best to visit when there is a special exhibition. Used to have a great museum shop that I made a point to visit any time I went to Old Town, but it has dramatically changed - not for the better. It's no longer worth visiting as the selection is so paltry. I don't know what happened, but it went from... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

They do not have much of a food selection, other restaurants in the "Old Town" neighborhood much better, ESPECIALLY RESTAURANT ANTIQUITY (only serves dinner, reservations needed).

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Denver
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I am reminded of the London Museum - you learn a lot about Albuquerque and the surrounding area. If you like more modern art there is also a lot of that here worth seeing. Definitely worth a visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Spent a pleasant hour or so strolling through this (nicely air-conditioned) museum, though the 13yo and 10yo could easily have been satisfied in 30 minutes. I especially enjoyed the temporary exhibits on the history of bolo ties and the life of Vivian Vance (from I Love Lucy). I thought all the history exhibits were well curated in that you could... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

There is a permanent display of New Mexico art which is certainly worth seeing and several galleries for changing exhibits which are often of interest. A small cafe has tasty choices for a light meal or snack and the gift shop features unique local and international goods. The history section was just re-done and it provides a very frustrating experience:... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

we have found that Albuquerque has some great attractions. This is one of them! there is no need to say more just go there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I really enjoyed the museum. The cost was very affordable. The new exhibit about Albuquerque was really nice. I could have spent more time there. Kids were hungry though.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is very small art museum with some fairly specific galleries. They do have a piece by Andrew Wyeth that is beautiful. The best part about this museum is the sculpture that surrounds the building (which is truly lovely architecture in and of itself). Add to that walking distance to Old Town Albuquerque as well as the Exploratorium and it's... More 

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New Mexico, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

As a local, it had been many years since I last visited the Albuquerque Museum (of Art and History). It has changed and improved and is a prize the community can be very proud of with an interesting mix of art and history exhibits. I especially liked the public art exhibit, with images and discussions of the 100s of public... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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38 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I was supposed to visit Petroglyphs National Monument, but a snow storm closed the road. So I decided to head to Old Town. You can park here, pay the $4 entry fee, and then keep your car there until 5pm while you wander around Old Town. I mostly went in to kill time but was pleasantly surprised by what I... More 

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