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“Lift-off!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM
505-880-0500
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Ranked #18 of 122 attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Activities: Hot-air ballooning
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El Paso, Texas
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228 reviews 228 reviews
46 attraction reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Lift-off!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We've visited this museum twice now and greatly enjoyed it. The history of ballooning in its many aspects, shown in the permanent exhibits, is fascinating, and the temporary exhibits add something new each time. Not to mention a great shop! This is a unique place; if you are visiting Albuquerque, don't miss it! Check the website (www.cabq.gov/balloon) or call for current information on free admission days each week.

Visited August 2011
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San Antonio, Texas
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“The kids loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011 via mobile

My kids, ages 7 and 9, both gave this museum TWO thumbs up as a rating. Interesting, fun, hands-on, and (shhhhh) educational too. We all really enjoyed it.

And as luck would have it, the next morning as we were checking out of the hotel there were about 15 hot air balloons taking off. Spectacular!

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Greenville, TX
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12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Ballooning history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

A nice way to spend an afternoon and learning about hot air ballooning. Very good exhibits and shop.

Visited September 2010
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Beautiful Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

This wonderful museum is quite impressive and is a great tribute to the exciting world of ballooning! Fun children activities and interesting displays for adults too. They, also, do a wonderful job with event presentation and catering. I have been to a few parties here and it is always a blast!

Visited August 2010
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Rochester, NY
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“The previous reviews had me hesitant to...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010 via mobile

The previous reviews had me hesitant to go to this museum but our 10 year old daughter wanted to see it. I was very surprised. The volunteer staff was exceptional and informative. The museum had numerous hands-on exhibits which entertained our kids for a long time. Our 12 year especially liked the balloon simulator in which he tried to guide his balloon to a landing spot shown on a screen in front of him. We saw the gondolas of balloons which crossed the Pacific Ocean and travelled around the globe. This museum is worth visiting. We ended up staying 2 hours there and could have stayed longer.

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