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Turquoise Museum

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Address: 2107 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone Number: +1 505 247 8650
10:45 am - 11:05 am
12:45 pm - 1:05 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:45 am - 11:05 am
12:45 pm - 1:05 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Turquoise Museum and its collection of turquoise have been used as a...

The Turquoise Museum and its collection of turquoise have been used as a source of information and pictures for over 22 years. Uncover the mystery of turquoise, delve into its’ rich history, learn about the different mines, specimens, and stories of colorful characters at The Turquoise Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Authors of books, magazines, articles, and research papers have all used the museum as a source of information. Its rich repository of turquoise specimens from over one hundred mines, educations, and histories make it a must see in its’ travel exhibits and permanent location in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The museum is still privately owned and operated to this day.

The Museum is open for two Guided tours Monday through Saturday, at 11am and 1pm. reservations are recommended space is limited. The Museum is closed Sundays, Holidays and Special days please call for before you come.

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Jacob Lowry was a pleasure as a tour guide. Very personable. knowledgeable and helpful. Well visit again.

Jacob lowry was a pleasure as a tour guide. Very personable, knowledgeable and helpful. Well visit again. Excellent tour

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jacob lowry was a pleasure as a tour guide. Very personable, knowledgeable and helpful. Well visit again. Excellent tour

Thank dnewbauer
Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for something to do and saw the tour was available. Lots of good,interesting and useful information. Our tour guide -the great grandson of the King of Turquoise-gave a wonderful presentation in an entertaining and informative manner. Great way to spend time in Albuquerque.

Thank Cheryl G
St Louis, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My son and I visited the Turquoise Museum this afternoon for the tour. Our tour guide, Jacob, was knowledgeable, funny, and kept it interesting. He wasn't afraid of questions or people on the tour joking back at him. Um, not that I did that. The museum is run by him and his family - I think he said he's 5th... More 

Thank baseballover
Haysville, Kansas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is really a hidden treasure for this town. The young man that took us around was very knowledgeable and kept things interesting. Very glad we took time to stop.i loved the ring we purchased in the shop but was disappointed when the stone fell out and was lost in 6 months. So be careful.

Thank jodavis2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was Beautiful seeing the variations of Turquoise, where they were mined, and learning to clearly identify authentic pieces. This helped my confidence in choosing jewelry and gave me an invaluable, once in a lifetime experience. Thank you so much!

Thank Carey L
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The great grandson of the King of Turquoise gives an interesting tour of the museum. I had only two days in Albuquerque and am so glad I choose to spend my time there.

Thank mscolter
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing to realize that, even after visiting Albuquerque for years, that I never knew about this fascinating place. When I found it, I immediately made online reservations for my husband and myself. The museum is located around the corner from Old Town. And about two blocks from my favorite place to stay, Casa de Suenos, a delightful B... More 

Thank Mercedes6623
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this attraction. Think you know everything about turquoise? Even if you did -you get to see specimens side by side, touch and feel stones and get a perspective that will leave a lasting impression. There is something for adults to kids, for the super interested to the passive person. The guide, Jacob, made this worthwhile. He was funny... More 

Thank CMozart
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

My husband chose the Turquoise Museum as a place he definitely wanted to visit during our trip. Not only did we appreciate the vast knowledge our guide (the son) shared with us, but we were equally impressed with the obvious respect the owners have for running a legitimate business. I made a purchase of a Turquoise pendant, and was given... More 

Thank Vicki S
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We booked this trip months ago because it can get booked up very quickly. Nice displays and interesting stories and facts. Gift shop.

Thank June M

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