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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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Went to see the Route 66 exhibits

On my way back from a Route 66 festival in Springfield, MO I thought it was fitting to stop and see the Route 66 exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum. I wasn't quite sure what to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On my way back from a Route 66 festival in Springfield, MO I thought it was fitting to stop and see the Route 66 exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum. I wasn't quite sure what to expect as some museum exhibits in past years that have tried to cover Route 66 did a rather poor job of it. This exhibit, however,... More 

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Bosque Farms, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Albuquerque museum is always a wonderful place to visit. The first thing you see is a statue that pays homage to our Spanish history and as you walk to the entrance, a beautiful and interesting scuplture garden. They have a different event every third Thursday of the month, usually with an open bar and a small art project or two... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think a lot of great museums in smaller cities get overlooked. That is too bad because this one is a treasure. It starts with a fine sculpture garden. I particularly liked the contemporary sculptures of park people as well as the group telling the saga of the European settlement of New Mexico. Inside we saw a wonderful exhibit on... More 

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Park Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent senior bus trip I visited the Albuquerque Museum. There was an awesome sculpture panorama of the arrival of the Spanish to New Mexico territory. The over a dozen life size portrayed the Conquistadores, priests, oxen pulling the wagons showing the enormous effort in their details. Facial features also showed various emotions of pride, fear and joy. I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful small museum telling the story of Albuquerque in beautiful & well-done galleries. It is also in a great location sharing a parking lot with Old Town. We easily walked from the Museum to the Square. The special exhibit currently on display is about Route 66 & is very well done too. The Museum is surprisingly affordable... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum primarily to see the Route 66 exhibit which brought back all sorts of old memories. Didn't really tour the rest of the museum; but we'd give the Rt. 66 exhibit a "very good".

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun spot. It has lots of exhibits that rotate and had lots of history to the area. Great sculpture garden in the front. Not great for little kids no hands on activities

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a small gem! The current featured exhibition is about the growth and decline of route66. Absolutely wonderful. The museum exhibit halls are in a circle around a single level. Each gallery is excellent. Great cafe for lunch.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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