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“A hidden jewel for race enthusiasts” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Unser Racing Museum

Unser Racing Museum
1776 Montano Road Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-341-1776
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Ranked #15 of 123 attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Specialty Museums
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Chicago, Illinois
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“A hidden jewel for race enthusiasts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

A nice tribute to the Unser family in all forms of racing. It actually encompasses two museums on the same property and has a dececnt admission price that includes both. It includes everything from actual cars used, to heirlooms, to engines, to an Indy 500 race simulator that enables you to take 5 laps of the track. Go for it!

Visited October 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Cute little museum, bit of racing history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Cute little museum, bit of racing history.....you can't spend too much time here but if you have an hour to kill it's pretty cool.

Visited November 2011
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Rio Rancho
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“Total Waste of Time”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

It is a shame that a family with such great racing history has come to hocking their past. I remember the days when Al and Bobby use to drag race on Central Avenue as kids, now they are an embarrassment.

Visited May 2012
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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“Cool cars and great people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The Museum is a great way to learn the history of race cars and the local Unser family racing history.

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Village of Los Ranchos
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“I'm not into racing, but.......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

....I do have a 'tradition' of having the Indy 500 on and take a peek from time to time while piddling on the computer. Curiosity and as it's in my neighborhood...LOL... brought me to take a look-see. Nevertheless, I was blown away by what pains had apparently been taken to offer a most professional display of so many vehicles and accompanying info. While most of us have seen e.g. news clips of various race cars and we might even pooh pooh these folks for choosing to risk their lives, I think it would only be a few folks who cannot be but mildly impressed looking into the cockpit of many of these vehicles to see the driving 'environment'. If nothing else, most of the vehicles might be simply appreciated as approaching works of art or admired simply for their crafstmanship. Beyond that, I can't help but think a kid or two might be inspired upon reflecting what one can accomplish by pushing beyond one's fears as might be symbolized by racing at such speeds for such lengths of time. Lastly, there are hands-on/interactive things for "kids" to check out as well.
Bottom line: Don't think this is on the list of 'Things to do' for most Guests to the city.
Do think it will be in their converstions with friends when they get back home however.

Visited October 2011
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