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Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM
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Ranked #19 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Activities: Hot-air ballooning
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Tempe, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I had no idea what a big deal the hot air balloons are in Alb. until we visited the museum. A walk through the museum doesn't take very long, but there are interesting displays and interactive areas for the kids. It is worth the small admission charge. If you are looking for souvenirs to take home, the gift shop is... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I enjoyed my trip to the museum. A few of the interactive exhibits were not working properly, but other than that, it was very interesting, informative and enjoyable!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Everything you ever wanted to know about hot air balloons this museum has it! The displays are well done and very informative. The gift shop has unique items for that discerning individual on your list too!

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Los Angeles, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
117 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were not impressed but then again we never been in a hot air balloon. I got a headache reading some much. I wanted to touch, feel, hear but there is very little not to mentioned no movies to see. Sighhhhhhhhhhh. However, It is FREE on the First Friday of the month!!! Parking is easy as long as the international... More

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Although the museum is rather small, it covers a ton of balloon information and statistics. It features several different balloons of all sizes and feats, including the balloons in war; the Gordon Bennett Competition; first aerial photography and the Albuquerque International balloon Fiesta. If you are interested in balloons or the Albuquerque balloon fiesta, it is worth a visit.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Top Contributor
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34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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