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Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

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Address: 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-2425
Phone Number: 505-880-0500
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Balloon Fiesta Excellent display of hot air balloons.

Good place for browsing - too expensive to purchase anything. Displays are informative and employees are helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good place for browsing - too expensive to purchase anything. Displays are informative and employees are helpful.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of great displays and information on Hot Air Balloons even hands on stuff for the kids. really a great place to visit

Thank Kay R
Rocklin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This really only makes sense if you have actually flown in a Hot Air Balloon. You will have so much more appreciation for what it is like to float in the air at altitude.

Thank Skip B
Westbury, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our bus tour visited this spot while in Albuquerque. The docent did a lovely job in his presentation and the museum was quite enjoyable...a pleasant place to spend a morning. Three from our group were motivated to actually take a balloon ride the following day. They loved it...however I wasn't one of the three.

Thank Sherry S
Albuquerque, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wednesday the 7th of September I took my grandson to a free book reading and craft time at the Balloon Museum we had a great time and they did a great time entertaining the children. its perfect for children age 1-6 years old. There was a good group size and a perfect way to meet new families.

Thank Joseph W
Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is in a beautiful building and has fantastic displays. The history and different media used make it really interesting. We never knew just how high they could actually go and having one of the old capsules was amazing! It's not overly large which is great for young kids who have short attention spans.

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Stuart, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting museum even though I have no desire to ride in a balloon. It was only $4 per adult, and it was a nice way to spend a couple of hours. A lot of the exhibits were being revamped so I'm sure it was a lot smaller display than usual, but I still enjoyed it.

Stuart, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At only $4 admission fee this is a very reasonable museum to visit. Exhibits are will done and there is constantly refreshing going on. You don't have to be a pilot or aviation buff to enjoy your visit.

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We went here to utilize two hours prior to our planned departure. The museum turned out to have lots of information that you won't find anywhere else. We spent a little over two hours touring the museum (which has great handouts to go with their displays), learned a lot a bout the history of hot air ballooning and how it... More 

Thank Bs R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum on a Tuesday in August 2016. It is a really good museum with friendly and helpful staff. Well worth the $4 entry. There are lots of exhibits as well as experiments and even a simulator game where you have to fly a balloon and land as close as possible to a target. The exhibits cover the... More 

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