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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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Interesting exhibits in a nice family operation

This small place is focused on displaying their excellent turquoise collection and education about the processing and sources of the stone. The "guide" is entertaining, not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Phoenix, AZ
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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This small place is focused on displaying their excellent turquoise collection and education about the processing and sources of the stone. The "guide" is entertaining, not dull. The cost is less than lunch in nearby Old Town, well worth it. I'd seen some negative reviews for this and it makes me wonder what people expect for so little. If you... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fun place to visit while you are in Albuquerque. They have a very extensive collection of turquoise from all over the world. Fun guide with lots of information to share. It is a small museum with limited hours. Be sure to check their website before heading there as the tours only run at certain times. Felt more knowledgeable when I... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The small storefront is deceptive! There is so much to see inside, and the tour guide was fabulous. Beautiful items, interesting information, very well presented. I would go back for a second visit.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Jacob gave me the tour and he gave me a real appreciation for turquoise. There is so much to see and learn and they are so generous with their information and knowledge. It was fascinating and the pieces that they have in their collection are absolutely stunning. I was there to gather information on a gemological talk I was going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very interesting. Enjoyed all the information. People were very nice and informative. It was an interesting add-on to our trip.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

For a major world class museum, this is a surprisingly intimate museum. It is packed with knowledge, beauty, intrigue, information, and....well, just do it! Totally appropriate for every member of the family; even the smallest child will be intrigued by many aspects of the exhibit!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Be careful to check the times. They only allow tours at 11 & 1. A 5th generation turquoise cutter gives you a tour of the museum. His father demonstrates turquoise cutting for you. The son has the gift of gab and is a great tour guide. Museum is short but very, very interesting. The family owns gem mines all over... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The museum holds a nice collection of turquoise in various forms and comes with stories behind them. Also, the tour was made more interesting and livelier by my guide, Jacob, who did a great job explaining the different displays. The highlight of the visit for me was how it can be difficult to tell apart natural from artificial from handling... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Do not go unless you check their hours...only open 2 hours a day...generally 11 to 1. Otherwise you are wasting your valuable vacation time to see a locked door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We loved this little treasure of a place! We learned a lot about turquoise and saw some beautiful artifacts. The tour and experience completely surpassed our expectations! It was one of the highlights of our New Mexico trip.

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