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Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM
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Ranked #18 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Activities: Hot-air ballooning
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Des Plaines, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you like ballooning, this is the museum for you. Lots of interesting facts and there was even a school touring when we were there. There is a great view of the balloon park from the second floor so be sure not to miss that. Small museum but don't miss it if you are in the Albuquerque area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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160 reviews 160 reviews
51 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a very interesting museum and has a lot to take in. There is a large grassy field behind the museum, and that is where all of the balloons take off each year for the Balloon Festivals. I think only 500 are now allowed max. It is the largest balloon ascent in the world. They have a very nice... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The information included in the museum was very interesting but was there on a Sunday afternoon and the museum was a ghost town. Have to say that the staff was really nice particularly the lady in the gift shop who helped me find a great hand made christmas tree ornament,

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You will enjoy visiting this museum, it has a good history of t he balloon fiesta and it looked when it was originally displayed with tents. I have enjoyed several visits.

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San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Toured the Balloon Museum as part of the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group Veterans Association. Learned all about the colorful world of ballooning. A museum docent gave our group a great tour of the place. Had a great display on the WWII Japanese balloon bombs which killed five Americans and started many forest fires. Enjoyed seeing the green expanse of grass... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum offered both an informative and interactive history of ballooning and air travel. It is a great way to learn about ballooning and find our more about our amazing Annual International Balloon Fiesta.

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Denver, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a great place to see the history and evolution of the sport of hot air ballooning! The building itself is amazing and worth seeing! Please come and see all there is here to see.

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Tempe, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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