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Albuquerque Biological Park

2601 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (West Old Town)
505 764 6200
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Ranked #10 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums, Zoos, Gardens
Description: 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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palmyra
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Gardens were fair sized but very nice, Not worth trip to see them alone though. Zoo was very nice but some places outdated. Cages made it hard to see some animals and birds well. Hard to take pics of them. They were improving the zoo , so some parts of it were closed or empty. Aquarium very nice but fair... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Do not anticipate spending the whole day here. They have added a lot in the last couple of years but this is still a 3 hours tops visit. The aquarium is probably the most disappointing part - it is educational but very small. Neighboring states have much bigger, hands on aquariums. The botanical gardens are beautiful but do not take... More

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103 reviews 103 reviews
64 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We enjoyed walking the trails and discovering natural environments' of local habitat. Plus seeing local plants and trees.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Visited only the gardens. Lovely relaxing area. Only disappointment was the Japanese Garden - very few Japanese effects.

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Ottawa, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
33 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited the Fantasy Garden 7 years ago with our two children - several of the photos from our visit were "classics". Both wanted to return and see the "big garden" . We were somewhat disappointed to see that the fantasy garden was worn - dragon's wings torn and vines strangling him. In the garden itself gardens were overgrown and... More

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Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit. There was an apple cider festival the weekend we visited and we got to see the butterfly pavilion on its last weekend. Great for families or if you love being outdoors!

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Marietta, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Seems well designed, a nice selection of native plants in a gorgeous, park-like setting. Don't miss the butterfly area. Great photo op!

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Admission to the Botanical garden comes with admission to the aquarium. Don't forget to take advantage of a walk through this park. It has a great fantasy play area for kids, miniature railroad, a walk-in butterfly garden, Japanese garden and a farm area. Well worth the time to walk through it.

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Lewisport, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Botanical Gardens were beautiful. The Butterflies were amazing. The various gardens were well maintained and very enjoyable to stroll around.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I did not get to the Zoo, but visited Botanical Garden and an Aquarium. They were OK, but not large, so do not plan on spending too much time there

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