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Turquoise Museum

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Address: 2107 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1605
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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We would have done the tour twice if we'd had time! This multi-generational family has not only assembled an amazing collection, but they are all experts in their field and give... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We would have done the tour twice if we'd had time! This multi-generational family has not only assembled an amazing collection, but they are all experts in their field and give interesting and informative tours with a lot of humor and personal experience mixed in. I learned more than I expected and my daughter (10 years old) really enjoyed it... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The people here were so hospitable and informative, I will forever be grateful. I learned so much about turquoise and every question I asked, the people working there were great about answering. I so appreciate this small, unique ABQ site!

Thank Mary Beth J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Albuquerque many times and this visit we enjoyed the Turquoise Museum. These folks are very nice, and exceptionally knowledgeable. I would consider this a must see attraction, and suggest you call and make a reservation for one of their tours. The price is very modest, and the information received is significant. This is a multi-generational family... More 

Thank Thomas F
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with high hopes only to have them dashed when we found out the place has absolutely ridiculous hours. Apparently it is open when a couple of people run over on their lunch break as the hours are something silly like 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This was not mentioned in any of the advertising material we had... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We learned more about turquoise than I thought possible . Not boring very interesting and who knew there were so many different types.

Thank Penny F
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jacob, 5th generation turquoise expert, gave us a private tour of the gem museum. Learned so much about this beautiful stone. Start here before you buy another piece of turquoise jewelry. You won't be sorry!

Thank HunBabe
Los Lunas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it's fun for adults as well, but taking the kids down a simulated mineshaft is an experience they'll be talking about when they get back to school. It's a super cool thing to do on a rainy or lazy day when you don't want to cram too much into your vacation.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

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