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Turquoise Museum

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Address: 2107 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: (505) 247-8650‎
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Very Informative & friendly

This museum is family run by experts in the field who love talking about every aspect of turquoise mining and jewelry making. What's great about this is that they have devoted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Brooklyn, N.Y.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This museum is family run by experts in the field who love talking about every aspect of turquoise mining and jewelry making. What's great about this is that they have devoted their energies into making an excellent, informative space in which to share their knowledge and that they are open, honest & friendly while doing so. We highly recommend this... More 

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Las Vegas, Nv
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What a lovely experience we had on our recent visit. The owner and his grandson were very personable and eager to answer any of our questions. The tour was well worth our time and money. We will be back.

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Alamogordo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were surprised to find the Turquoise Museum in a strip mall but after you walked in the door it was quite apparent that this was more than an ordinary museum. Jacob the young man who conducted our tour was knowledge about turquoise. There are some amazing exhibits and he was glad to share his tips on knowing what to... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Jacob, the young man who gave our tour, was very knowledgeable and did a great job of explaining the family connection to the turquoise business over many generations. We really enjoyed the beautiful collections and would go back again

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

They had a great collection of turquoise from different mines so that you could see some of the differences. The tour with the guide last about 1.5 hours and was very informative but he didn't like to answer questions if the topic would come up later in the tour. He wanted to stay on his script. It is in a... More 

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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My sister was visiting from out of town, so I thought a visit to the museum would be fun. It turned out to be a trip worth while. It has hands on exhibits, and a mine where you can see where the turquoise is imbedded in the rock. Great exhibits, and history. Don't forget to read the story of the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The massive selection of unique forms of Turquoise in this museum is unmatched from my experience, and this includes numerous visits to some of the finest comparable museums in Arizona and California.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Owner was rude and arrogant! The "museum" was in a strip mall in the middle of urban Albuquerque. Owner refused to answer a single question (even about the gift shop turquoise items for sale) unless you paid to go in "his" museum or purchase one of the books "he wrote" on turquois. His manor was condescending with just the slightest... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you want to know everything about turquoise this is the place to go. It's a family run business that has turquoise in their family history for four generations. Our tour guide was fourth generation. He was very knowledgeable on the history of turquoise, mining turquoise, and all aspects of displaying turquoise in jewelry.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

On a recommendation from some shop employees, we decided to go to the Turquoise Museum in the Center of Albuquerque to understand the differences between natural, real, green and blue turquoise stones. It was a very informative tour and our guide was a family member

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