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Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

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Address: 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM
Phone Number: 505-880-0500
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Hot Air Balloons - the best in the west - actually, the best ANYWHERE!

Don't miss this event in early October every year with as many as 750 balloons sailing aloft, many of which are special shapes. Think wine bottles, trucks, bumble bees, Elvis... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Robert P
St. George, Utah
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St. George, Utah
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't miss this event in early October every year with as many as 750 balloons sailing aloft, many of which are special shapes. Think wine bottles, trucks, bumble bees, Elvis, Darth Vader, Jesus, stage coaches, flying pigs . . . you name it and maybe you'll see it. Also, chain saw carving, car show, many concessionaires with tasty food offerings,... More 

Thank Robert P
Fountain, Colorado
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend a few hours of enjoyment learning about ballooning. Lots to look at and interesting information.

Thank Jon C
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has gotten better since the first time (2013) I visited. Many displays, stories and actual balloons and ballooning paraphernalia. For the balloon enthusiast I recommend.

Thank ColdCaliente
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowing that Albuquerque was famous for Balloon Fiesta, and hot air balloons in general, this was a place i was interested in going to. I didn't think that there was much to ballooning, but I was proven wrong. The museum was very informative and interesting, and provided a lot of history on ballooning and also Albuquerque's role in ballooning. Everything... More 

Thank Ladidah4
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our last day in ALBQ we hadn't planned much in case we didn't get all of the other things on our list done. It was a Sunday & in looking over our tourist materials, we saw that it was free admission to the Balloon Museum on Sun. from 9AM to 1PM. So we decided to start the day there.... More 

Thank Maralyn T
Midland, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This museum shows the historical evolution of hot air ballooning as well as documenting the history of the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque.

Thank Kristen B
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I read some reviews of the museum and was super excited to go, however, I was disappointed. The most interesting part of the museum is that it backs up to the field where they hold the balloon fiesta.

Thank Amy W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is an experience that is so unique, so wonderful, so awe inspiring you will come away with jaw ache because of your non-stop smiling. Up to 700 hot air balloons gliding effortlessly into the early morning Albuquerque Sky will give you an experience that is not found anywhere else on earth. Get there ver very early because the traffic... More 

Thank trubrit87111
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

You need not spend a lot of time here, but it is a great Museum with low admission costs. They have interesting facts about ballooning history and some life size balloons as well as cool models of balloons through history

Thank Jrr4g9
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Fun place! Lots of history. Beautiful place. I highly recommend everyone go. Staff is really nice. Loved wandering around looking at the picture's, hot air balloons, pins, and so many other things. The gift shop is fun too.

Thank karenkuder

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