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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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Fascinating museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
70 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
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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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