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Albuquerque Museum

2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505 243 7255
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Ranked #20 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
Description: 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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Puno, Peru
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The museum covers a lot of ground with its permanent and temporary exhibits. There is art, craft and multi-cultural history. Though not pricey to begin with, the museum has free days/times of day, making it easy to sample for anyone with some flexibility. There are free performances on at least some weekends, so the icing on my cake was a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews 219 reviews
70 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you are in town on a Sunday the museum is free until 1 PM for a given period. They have several rooms with western theme paintings and others with some modern art. A general purpose museum that will satisfy most people.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

For me, to get a feel for the city and the state, a stop at this museum was a must. I enjoyed learning about local and international artists. There was a temporary exhibition of Viven Vance (from the "I Love Lucy" TV show) who began her acting career in Albuquerque when the family moved there. The 6 month exhibition is... More

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Graham, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lots of excellent quality Native American art here at fair prices. They should stay open longer. A 5 p.m. closing is much to early for visitors who want to stroll Old Town, too.

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Some of the art displays at the Museum of Art and History we did not consider art. The main display was of someone who wrapped things-buildings, bridges, etc. There was quite a bit of abstract art, some more realistic western art. I was surprised at how small the museum was and didn't really see much history. The highlight of the... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In addition to their exhibits and special shows, the museum offers a variety of events for adults and children. Music during the Summer, Third Thursday events, etc. Free & convenient parking and free admission on Sunday morning and the first Wednesday of each month. Great gift shop featuring local artists and a wonderful, small cafe. Well worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Maybe it was the docent, but this tour of the Old Town area was a highlight of this NM vacation. We started in the courtyard with a summery of the area from pre-conquest days to the '50's. We then took a walking tour of the area. Our docent pointed out various structures, then & now. She also relayed some interesting... More

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Shiloh, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

There is a lot of amazing artwork in a very small museum. We enjoyed it. Vivian Vance's (Ethel on "I Love Lucy") sister is there on Wednesdays answering questions in the "Everyone's Neighbor" exhibit. If you loved Lucy, you'll like this exhibit. Go on the first Wednesday of the month and the admission is free!

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We spent as much time exploring and enjoying the outdoor sculpture garden as we did inside the museum. The museum itself did a nice job of telling the story of Albuquerque, its background and how it became the diverse city it is today. We spent an hour and a half, which was sufficient to see all of the exhibits and... More

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Rome, Italy
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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum was a surprise! It is housed in a light, airy, modern building that is spacious and well organized. There are usually some temporary exhibitions, one of which, on this occasion, was on Vivian Vance, a local actress who was known for her work with Lucille Ball... interesting. There are a number of permanent pieces that evoke the life,... More

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