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Turquoise Museum

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Neighborhood: West Old Town
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Address: 2107 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: (505) 247-8650‎
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If you want to know about turquoise this is the place to go.

This museum is a family run business and museum. It has a great private collection of turquoise from all over the world on display as well as exhibits. The workshop where they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Tuttle, Oklahoma
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Tuttle, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is a family run business and museum. It has a great private collection of turquoise from all over the world on display as well as exhibits. The workshop where they cut the gems was part of the tour. The tours are at 11a and 1p. Our group asked many questions. Our guide, a fifth generation family member, was... More 

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Strawberry Plains, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

So glad we found this tour. Hugh history and examples of turquoise from all over the world. Bigger collection than I have ever seen. Explained differences. They specifically identified a bracelet I have had for 10+ years. Even told me particular mine in China where it came from. A must before going on your quest to buy.

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Greater DC Metro Area
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I was really looking forward to this museum. Its located in a strip mall, near Old Town & next to the Walgreen's within walking distance of our Inn - Casa de Suenos. We tried to access it 3 separate times over the 2 weeks we were in New Mexico - a Saturday 2-14, Monday 2-16 & Tuesday 2-24. We went... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We found the owners of the Turquoise Museum to be extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was so informative. We left knowing a lot more about turquoise and what to look for when purchasing turquoise. I only wish I could've afforded my favorite items in the gift shop! We definitely recommend the Turquoise Museum to anyone visiting Albuquerque.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our group was given a 30 minute talk on the history and facts about Turquoise. The different kinds of Turquoise... where the mines are located and what to look for when you buy Turquoise jewelry. They have a little museum that gives you a great background and all the information you need to be a smart buyer of turquoise. The... More 

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Midlothian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I learned so much about turquoise, and in an entertaining way. This is a MUST visit when in Albuquerque.

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Brooklyn, N.Y.
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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 2107 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: (505) 247-8650‎
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > West Old Town

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