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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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Great collection of different turquoise mines

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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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 via mobile

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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I am a rock hound, so when I saw this museum I was excited at the prospect of visiting. I was not disappointed. The kids will enjoy this but it's not a 'kiddie attraction' per se. Jacob was our guide and he was very knowledgable. I learned so much about turquoise. The hands on exhibits really put things into perspective... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

A really greeat tour. Learned a lot of new information about turquoise. Incredible private collection on display. Knowledgeable tour guide, friendly, outgoing. Highly recommend it.

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very informative. Who knew there was so much variety in turquoise; where it's found, what it's made into and how it's graded. Very pleasant folks that are willing to share an enormous amount of info with you. The displays are awesome, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

In spite of living in an area with lots of turquoise jewelry, I discovered that I knew very little about turquoise. It was most interesting. The museum is small but nicely laid out. Probably very few people know how to shop for and purchase turquoise. The tour here will put you in the know. The industry has chosen one word... More 

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