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Albuquerque Museum

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Address: 2000 Mountain Rd NW, In the heart of Old Town, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459
Phone Number: 505 243 7255
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The city's rich heritage is the focus at this museum, which features...

The city's rich heritage is the focus at this museum, which features exhibits depicting the art, history and culture of the Southwest.

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Make this your first stop in the city

The design of the museum drew us from one subject to another revealing very well thought out subjects. The displays are interesting and well done. We felt drawn from one subject... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The design of the museum drew us from one subject to another revealing very well thought out subjects. The displays are interesting and well done. We felt drawn from one subject to another and wanting to know more. There is some hype but less than in other community museums. I think adults would like this more than children. The area... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A large museum, has over six large rooms with different items describing the many facets of Albuquerque and the Southwest. Make sure to take notes of things you may be interested in. Photo taking is allowed. The galleries contain pre historic and contemporary articles of Albuquerque, quite interesting.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all, No backpacks are allowed inside the museum. There was a cool showing of the history of Route 66. No pictures are allowed. I would definitely recommend checking out this museum located in Old Town.

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Thank Stylchik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very interesting place. The art starts outside in a sculpture garden and it is varied and good. Inside we saw a comprehensive Route 66 area, a local history area, and a New Mexico art exhibit. Then we had to leave to go on a pre booked tour. I hope I can get back some day.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice museum. Lots of nostalgia for people over 60 and history for those younger :) Spent an enjoyable couple of hours.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First.my wife and I checked in and were shocked with the $2 senior entrance price ... We were thrilled ... The Museum is absolutely packed with many New Mexico artists. I was not thrilled by the Route 66 pieces ... But I was thrilled with the rest of the museum. I also liked that I could take non flash pictures... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an extraordinary exhibition! I was astounded by the variety of old objects on display. Lots of background historical information. Get there as soon as the museum opens (9 a.m.) and you can park right in front of the museum!

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Village of Los Ranchos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to beat reviews. Cheap admission prices. I'd give the total museum 1 1/2 hours especially for 17,18, 19th century NM artifacts including art. Kids should enjoy finding the fully armored Conquistador on horseback. - Convenient to the National History/Science and Explora museums across the street and walkable to the Rattlesnake Museum and Turquoise Museums. - The great 66 exhibit... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A tour of the Albuquerque Museum was very well done, including (currently) a showing of history and memorabilia from the old Route 66, which played such a role in the development of Albuquerque. The showings around the cultures in Albuquerque and New Mexico were very well done, and well supported by videos. They also had a presentation on the works... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this museum to see the Route 66 exhibit, docent was helpful providing an overview. Very pretty gallery throughout. Small admission fee $4 adults and $2/over 65 years. Parking free with admission. Permanent exhibits Only in Albuquerque and the Art of New Mexico very interesting. Small cafe and a gift shop.

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