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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 #9 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Terrific venue for both indoor and outdoor viewing of biological offerings such as aquatic and plant life. There is ample shade provided by gigantic trees around the grounds, or you can opt for direct sunlight whenever the urge strikes. Docents are found on the grounds and cordially answer questions. There is a small cafe adjacent to the expansive patio at... More

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KCMO
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the Aquarium and Botanical Garden at Bio Park. The weather was awesome, the butterfly garden, children's garden, the train garden, the Train Ride to the Zoo, the Aquarium were all situated for easy access. I recommend going to this gem.

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Dallas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The grounds are well kept. The plants are beautiful. I especially enjoyed the butterfly exhibit. There were plenty of staff to help answer questions and tell me a little bit about some interesting things. I was a little disappointed in the ponds. It is clear that all the fertilizer has eutrophicated the waters. Nevertheless, the experience was positive and I... More

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Canton, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The most wonderful zoo. Lots of room for the animals except the big cats need more room. Snack area was good and clean. I loved the elephants and polar bears but all were good.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Since moving to New Mexico in 2010, I have purchased an annual pass to the Albuquerque Biological Park. Not to be missed is the River of Lights display. If you go be sure to bundle up.

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sterling heights, MI
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126 reviews 126 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Spent the afternoon walking through the park after visiting the zoo and aquarium. It was a nice way to end the day before dinner. Beautiful landscapes, flowers, statuary,etc. The butterfly garden was exceptional. Plan to spend at least a few hours. i think we could have actually spent more time by simply sitting in some of the areas longer to... More

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Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Loved the BioPark! Plenty to see without having to walk all day to do so! The restaurant in the Aquarium park is amazing!

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Niskayuna, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The park offers a one stop visit to 3 different experiences. I enjoyed the botanical gardens immensely. The toy electric trains are sweet and clearly a labor of love. The Aquarium offered great insight into the local ecosystems. Unfortunately, We didn't get to the zoo.

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Amarillo, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Really nice park, clean, well maintained. Enjoyed a beautiful day with not a lot of people in the park. I'd definitely recommend a visit here.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Park at the zoo after breakfast and buy the pass for all three areas. Well worth it. We like to see half the zoo then take the train to the aquarium. Get in the covered car if you can. The sun can get hot during the 20-30 min ride. At the end of the aquarium is a small restaurant. The... More

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