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Turquoise Museum

Address: 2107 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (West Old Town)
Phone Number: (505) 247-8650‎
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Ranked #34 of 197 things to do in Albuquerque
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I learned so much that I did not know. Most important is to ask if turquoise is natural and get a written agreement from the vendor. Most important fact is lander blue is the priciest turquoise because of such a small amount mined. The grandson of the owners was a very personable and informative guide.

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This small Albuquerque museum is remarkable. They probably have examples of every turquoise in the world. Do not miss the tour and the remarkable lectures that go with it. You will learn how to grade and buy turquoise

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went on the tour and it was very informative on where turquoise comes from and on how to determine if it's real or fake!! The guide was very friendly, nice, and funny too !! The gift shop had so much beautiful jewelry in it !! I would recommend you stop and take the time to enjoy the history of turquoise... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This museum is a multi-generational family venture. We learned a lot about turquoise. We went for an extra credit project for a middle school class (requirement was to visit any museum). We chose the Turquoise Museum because we've been to the "standard" ABQ museums, our sons are into Minecraft, our middle schooler had recently studied rocks and minerals, and of... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I visited in January 2015, took the tour and browsed through the small store with beautiful specimens. The business has been in the family for 5 generations, I think! You will know a lot about turquoise when you leave. The museum has more interesting exhibits than one can absorb in one visit. The family has a lot of knowledge and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Very educational tour. Don't buy turquoise until you make this your FIRST stop! I could have stayed there all day.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Turquoise was amazing! A family owned business that has been around for years. So much history about Turquoise I never knew, and Josh who was our guide (and the son of the owner) has so much knowledge on the subject area and was very friendly. I was very impressed by the over all experience and recommend it to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

December 2014, The Best Museum we visited in New Mexico ! Fit for all ages. 2 hour tour for just $10 , it was so interesting, that we couldn't leave museum for another hour. - learned how to detect fake from real stones -the biggest collection of the stones - free expertise on your own turquoise stones - they cut... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you have an interest in turquoise this museum is a great stop. There is a tour included. Our guide the son of the current head of this family owned business was very knowledgeable and encouraged questions. The amount and variety of turquoise from around the world was impressive. If you love geology, rock hounding or turquoise jewelry consider stopping... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A Museum that is family owned and operated. Very unassuming in a strip center. Packed with information that is one of a kind. Nice family and they are all hard workers. Several books have been written by the Father that are a must.

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