Highest-rated museums in New Mexico

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March 20, 2022
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Highest-rated museums in New Mexico

Museums are one of the most important institutions in any country. They don’t just show us our past, they contextualize it—allowing visitors to better understand cultures and ourselves. Good museum displays lead to reflection, generate ideas, and create a sense of appreciation for who has come before. In many towns and cities, museums are jewels of the public, and often rank highly for tourist visits. Stacker compiled a list of the museums in New Mexico on Tripadvisor.

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#30. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (837 reviews)
- Type of activity: Natural History Museums
- Address: 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1375
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#29. Western Heritage Museum - Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Type of activity: History Museums
- Address: 1 Thunderbird Cir, Hobbs, NM 88240-0200
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#28. Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (173 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Natural History Museums
- Address: 222 E Laughlin Ave, Tucumcari, NM 88401-2730
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#27. Vietnam Veterans Memorial

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (319 reviews)
- Type of activity: Monuments & Statues, History Museums
- Address: 34 Country Club Rd US 64 Mile Marker 276, 5 Miles North of Angel Fire, Angel Fire, NM 87710
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#26. Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (254 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums, History Museums
- Address: 418 W Fox St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5743
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#25. New Mexico Museum of Art

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (585 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: 107 W Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2014
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#24. The Gallup Cultural Center

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 201 East Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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#23. The Harrell House Bug Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (200 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 556 N Guadalupe St Inside DeVargas Center Mall, Santa Fe, NM 87501-4402
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#22. Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, History Museums
- Address: 200 N Lea Ave, Roswell, NM 88201-4655
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#21. Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (812 reviews)
- Type of activity: Science Museums, Children's Museums
- Address: 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
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#20. White Sands Missle Range Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (461 reviews)
- Type of activity: Military Museums
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#19. Roswell UFO Spacewalk

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (138 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Galleries, Amusement & Theme Parks
- Address: 116 E 2nd St Roswell Space Center, Roswell, NM 88201-6210
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#18. Route 66 Auto Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (291 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 2866 Historic Route 66, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2751
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#17. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (382 reviews)
- Type of activity: Natural History Museums, History Museums
- Address: 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88011-5067
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#16. Ghost Ranch

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (888 reviews)
- Type of activity: Educational sites, Art Museums
- Address: 280 Private Drive 1708 US Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510
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#15. New Mexico History Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,446 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, Cultural Tours
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#14. Millicent Rogers Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (761 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Art Museums
- Address: 1504 Millicent Rogers Rd, Taos, NM 87571
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#13. Nedra Matteucci Galleries

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (351 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Galleries
- Address: 1075 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2735
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#12. Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: 409 E College Blvd, Roswell, NM 88201-7524
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#11. San Miguel Chapel

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (884 reviews)
- Type of activity: Religious Sites, Art Museums
- Address: 401 Old Santa Fe Trl Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2746
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#10. Palace of the Governors

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (980 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 105 W Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2014
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#9. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (862 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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#8. New Mexico Museum of Space History

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (567 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: Nm Hwy 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
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#7. The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,269 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Science Museums
- Address: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3378
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#6. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,062 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Natural History Museums
- Address: 2401 12th St NW Park in North Parking Lot, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2302
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#5. International UFO Museum and Research Center

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,631 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 114 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88203-4706
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#4. El Rancho de las Golondrinas

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (352 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, Ranches
- Address: 334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
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#3. Museum of International Folk Art

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,074 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 706 Camino Lejo on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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#2. Roswell Museum & Art Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (332 reviews)
- Type of activity: Observatories & Planetariums, Art Museums
- Address: 1011 N Richardson Ave, Roswell, NM 88201-4907
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#1. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (5,082 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: 217 Johnson St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1826
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