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Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

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Fun Detailed Looks into World of Hot Air Balloons

Lots of intriguing exhibits exploring the history and current state of hot air ballooning. Details... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A hidden gem in ABQ!

My wife and I visited on a cold, windy January day. There weren't many visitors, so we got our own... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leonard R
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9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-2425
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of intriguing exhibits exploring the history and current state of hot air ballooning. Details on international explorers and inventors along with excellent photo ops and even a lifelike simulator. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martiro7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited on a cold, windy January day. There weren't many visitors, so we got our own guided tour by a wonderful docent, Mary. The museum has a great coverage of ballooning history, technology, and people. They have the actual gondolas from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leonard R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Named after two pioneer balloonists from New Mexico, the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum is certainly an attraction not to be missed if you are scheduling a visit to this city. Just as our October International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is also iconic to our city,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roger K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped by here to see the balloon exhibits, but it is so much more---it goes through the history, military application and scientific research of balloons. There are neat side exhibits about weather and landforms. This was my second visit and I plan on coming...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

Some interesting exhibits and history of balloon flight. Lovely people in the gift shop that helped us plan to return during the balloon festival in October.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Angeles
Reviewed 3 January 2019

I was expecting a big building packed with balloons, but the Balloon Museum is something far better than that. It is the story of balloon flights through history. Not just hot air balloons but also airships like Graf Zeppelin and U.S. Navy airships have their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PadreArizona
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

This is definitely a unique museum geared towards serious balloon enthusiasts. Even though we are not, we enjoyed many of the exhibits, especially the real balloons hung from the ceiling. Many of the exhibits were info. overload for us and would probably be better appreciated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 2windsurfandski
Reviewed 29 December 2018

This event brings smiles to people all over the world from toddlers to seniors. Go directly to the balloon field when it is dark to capture the full event of the Dawn Patrol and balloon inflation. Wear waterproof shoes (dew on grass) and warm socks....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martha D
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

I think I went in expecting something different than what it was, but still a cool stop. Apparently they launch hot air balloons at the the location during the Albuquerque Balloon Fest, so that's cool 🤷🏽‍♀️

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SJoyAdams7
Reviewed 25 November 2018

The museum gives a great history of ballooning from the origins in Europe to the large ballooning presence in Albuquerque. Lots of great displays from full scale models down to small buttons/pins. Can easily take a couple hours to walk though

Date of experience: October 2018
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