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Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

Address: 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM
Phone Number: 505-880-0500
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Ranked #17 of 105 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Hot-air ballooning
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Hot-air ballooning
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Volcano, California
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265 reviews 265 reviews
31 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This museum covers the history of ballooning from the 18th century hot air balloons to balloons used in warfare to balloons used in upper atmosphere research. It is very well done.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Well laid out floor plan. All I had to do was follow the numbers for the exhibits to learn about helium and hot air ballooning. Enjoyed it tremendously. The gift shop was loaded with colorful balloon gifts. We walked out with some. I would thoroughly recommend this museum.

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North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is not terrifically big, but it's full of unique items and displays. Also close to SW jewelry stores with one-of-a-kind items. Ballooning is a significant part of the Albuquerque charm, history, and culture. Don't miss this.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My first Balloon experience this October! Went twice! Food was a tad overpriced for families. Maybe next year it could be a better value, because people just work too hard for their money and taking multiple family members can be pretty pricey. Word of advice: eat a big breakfast before you go and take snacks. With that said, what a... More 

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New Jersey Shore
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95 reviews 95 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Located outside of downtown, the museum features a wonderful history and variety of ballooning and artifacts/examples. If you enjoy ballooning this is a must see, also great for children.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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220 reviews 220 reviews
48 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My conference group was able to get tethered balloon "rides" so we really enjoyed the chance to experience the thrill!

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Los Angeles, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I was in here for a conference reception and was able to take a tethered balloon ride. It was fun even though we were attached. Beautiful museum view at night.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We stopped by the balloon museum on a recent Route 66 road trip. We were not sure what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised when we explored the museum. This is the same place where they have the huge balloon race in October, I did not know that. This is really worth the time to see and explore. Bob,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you have out of town guests take them to the Balloon Museum so they will learn and not think you can steer a balloon. Great store for balloon gifts. Best view of the Balloon Field. If you are there for Fiesta do the Diamond Club! The parking pass alone is worth it.

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Millburn, NJ
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148 reviews 148 reviews
29 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this unusual museum because we knew little about ballooning. Small museum with limited number of exhibits but still worth the visit. Only criticism: would have appreciated someone around to answer questions.

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