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Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM
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Ranked #18 of 123 attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Activities: Hot-air ballooning
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Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great museum - you can't come to Albuquerque, the home of the Hot Air Balloon festival each October, and not learn about balloon science and history. Great exhibits - will return with friends and family so they might enjoy and learn.

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Potomac, Md
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nice museum but not anything special. Perhaps you need to be a balloon enthusiast to truly get something out of the experience. I wouldn't go back.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were there for the 4th of July event which was well run. Holly was amazing at answering questions and solving issues. We had a chance to peek at the exhibits in the museum and it seemed, for its size, kind of under-whelming with the exhibits. It did not hold my 2 boys' attention at all. If I were there... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I did not know what to expect when we entered the museum but found it to be very interesting. We were greeted by a gentleman who asked if we would like a tour. We accepted his offer, and he showed us many of the exhibits and was able to tell us great additional stories for each of the areas that... More

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West Henrietta, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Didn't have time to see the museum exhibits, but we happily snapped a few photos of the exterior, and visited the gift shop before our drive to Oklahoma City. Hope to try again someday.

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Daytona Beach, FL
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I did not realize all of the history of balloons and the number of attempts for trans-atlantic flights as well as flights around the world. The museum is so inexpensive that it really should not be missed. I enjoyed it much more than I thought that I would - it is very informative.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If you have interest in the field (and hard facts) of ballooning, this is a great museum. Inside you will find lots of actual ballooning items and a lot of history. The "Balloon School" is fun where you can "fly" a video balloon, practice weaving the patterns of a wicker gondola, learn some useful knots and other activities without a... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a great museum for small children. Not too big and very hands on. Very informative for older kids and adults.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The fun starts early like around 5 am so it can be cold. I would recommend that you dress in layers. There is food available and lots of hot coffee. There is venders of all types for you to check. out. Be sure to bring your camera.

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127 reviews 127 reviews
80 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I think you have to be a ballooning enthusiast to really enjoy this museum which consists largely of items with lengthy explanations. We took our grandsons, ages 8 and 10. They breezed through the exhibits, uninterested, other than the simulator which they loved and building their own balloon. There is a backdrop and a balloon basket where you can take... More

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