Highest-rated specialty museums in New Mexico, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in New Mexico, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in New Mexico on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#30. Lordsburg-Hildalgo County Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9 reviews)
- Address: 710 E 2nd St, Lordsburg, NM 88045-2248
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#29. Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Address: 240 Morada Ln, Taos, NM 87571-6468
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#28. Turquoise Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (308 reviews)
- Address: 400 2nd Street Downtown, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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#27. Rex Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Address: 300 West Historic Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6353
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#26. American International Rattlesnake Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (426 reviews)
- Address: 202 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1442
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#25. Toy Train Depot

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Address: 1991 N White Sands Blvd North end of Alameda Park, intersection of White Sands and Indian Wells, Alamogordo, NM 88310-6200
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#24. Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (665 reviews)
- Address: 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-2425
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#23. Tinkertown Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (355 reviews)
- Address: 121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
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#22. Unser Racing Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (383 reviews)
- Address: 1776 Montano Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-3245
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#21. The Zuhl Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Address: 775 College Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88003-1204
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#20. Miniatures and Curious Collections Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (4 reviews)
- Address: 320 N Richardson Ave, Roswell, NM 88201-4639
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#19. Walker Aviation Musem

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Address: 1 Jerry Smith Cir, Roswell, NM 88203-8427
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#18. Shroud Exhibit and Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Address: 923 New York Ave, Alamogordo, NM 88310-6919
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#17. Poeh Cultural Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (58 reviews)
- Address: 78 Cities of Gold Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506-0918
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#16. La Hacienda del los Martinez

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (209 reviews)
- Address: 708 Hacienda Rd, Taos, NM 87571-6846
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#15. New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (195 reviews)
- Address: 1833 8th St NW Only a few blocks South of I-40 on 8th St at the railroad tracks, Albuquerque, NM 87102-1210
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#14. Navajo Code Talker Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Address: 106 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6226
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#13. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (375 reviews)
- Address: 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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#12. Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (168 reviews)
- Address: 222 E Laughlin Ave, Tucumcari, NM 88401-2730
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#11. The Gallup Cultural Center

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Address: 201 East Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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#10. The Harrell House Bug Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (197 reviews)
- Address: 556 N Guadalupe St Inside DeVargas Center Mall, Santa Fe, NM 87501-4402
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#9. Route 66 Auto Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (285 reviews)
- Address: 2866 Historic Route 66, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2751
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#8. Millicent Rogers Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (750 reviews)
- Address: 1504 Millicent Rogers Rd, Taos, NM 87571
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#7. Palace of the Governors

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (973 reviews)
- Address: 105 W Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2014
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#6. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (857 reviews)
- Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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#5. New Mexico Museum of Space History

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (561 reviews)
- Address: Nm Hwy 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
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#4. The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,236 reviews)
- Address: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3378
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#3. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,028 reviews)
- Address: 2401 12th St NW Park in North Parking Lot, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2302
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#2. International UFO Museum and Research Center

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,589 reviews)
- Address: 114 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88203-4706
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#1. Museum of International Folk Art

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,060 reviews)
- Address: 706 Camino Lejo on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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