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Albuquerque Biological Park

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Address: 2601 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505 764 6200
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Description: Park complex offering three main sections the whole family can enjoy...
Park complex offering three main sections the whole family can enjoy: Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden and Rio Grande Zoo.
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Oasis in the Desert

The Biopark has something for everyone . It starts with an Aquarium , small by some city standards ,but a wonderful assortment of displays from stingrays to a wall of floor to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Biopark has something for everyone . It starts with an Aquarium , small by some city standards ,but a wonderful assortment of displays from stingrays to a wall of floor to ceiling windows under water . The park outside has a play area of mazes with giant bugs and plants , a Butterfly Pavilian in season , Japnese gardens,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

What?! $15.00 for NM adult resident to see four (yes 4) parks; zoo, aquarium, butterfly pavilion, and biological gardens? Cheaper for kids and seniors. A little more for non-residents but, hey, it costs $20.00 at least to see only one park in most major cities. Plus there is art, art, art. Door handles look like marine mammal tails, mosaic fountains... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We loved the Aquarium! We haven't been there in years and it didn't disappoint. We could watch the stingrays all day.

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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

One of the least interesting Botanic parks we ever visited. Even the few animals there seemed sad. Maybe March is not good time to go. Many exhibits were even closed. Please refund my fee!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We visited just after the holidays during an unseasonably warm spell in the weather. We had the gardens virtually to ourselves and it was very quiet and peaceful. Not a lot in bloom but still a lot to see and a beautiful walk. We also saw an owl, several interesting songbird species and lots of bunnies ;) Everything was well... More 

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Moriarty
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17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

They are still growing. We have a way to go, but it is still rated one of the best parks in the US. Don't miss it. And remember, as with the Botanical Park, timing is everything. If you go in the afternoon, in the heat, you wont see much. Can you blame them? They also hold great orchestra concerts there... More 

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Albuquerque
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I took my mom to the gardens and aquarium when she came to visit me in ABQ. The botanical gardens are quite nice. My only complaint is that very few of the plants are labeled. When you see an interesting, unfamiliar plant, you want to know what it is. But, alas, very few of the plants were named. Unfortunately, we... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

When we walked in and saw the bright orange flamingos, we said that just that 1 sight was worth the price of the ticket! We loved seeing all the different types of birds, apes, monkeys, cats, etc. The setting for the animals were very appealing.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Always enjoy visiting our BioPark. Always new things to see. And the salt water crock is hugh. And we ate at the cafe for the first time and the pizza was surprisingly good. Great family day out.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Albuquerque has a first-rate BioPark including a zoo rated tops for breeding endangered species, an aquarium showcasing the importance of water in arid places and a botanical garden with so many lovely spots it's hard to describe. For a small city, Albuquerque has great natural attractions and a humming contemporary art scene. The Biopark is the jewel in the crown.

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