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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 #7 of 86 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Aquariums, Zoos, Outdoors
Owner description: Park complex offering three main sections the whole family can enjoy: Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio...
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Type: Gardens, Aquariums, Zoos, Outdoors
Owner 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens and arrangements. Great place for family and friends. My teen age niece loved it! Very colorful and creative

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I am now quite impressed with the diversity that now exists at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens. It seems that the city was focusing more on the zoo, lakes, and aquarium for the longest time. Not anymore...my favorite sections of the park are the ponds, rose gardens, Japanese garden, and the farm houses with orchards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's a beautiful oasis in the middle of the dessert. I loved all the tropical plants and the restaurant with the giant aquarium is a great place to eat and enjoy a beer :)

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've been members of the Abq Bio Park for a couple years now. We take visiting family and friends here in the cool mornings of summer, the Parade of Lights during Christmas and the summer concerts are always a great way to spend an evening. Oh, and the gardens are amazing too!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

who would expect to find this in the arid southwest? but it is here and it is wonderful. any visit to Albuquerque would be remiss without seeing this.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The aquarium and botanical gardens are a great place to spend some family time. The aquarium has a wide variety of fish to observe. Please note-there will be that "fishy smell" when you walk in but that is due to the open air stingray tank as you walk in. The botanical gardens are a great place to wonder around-complete with... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visited the zoo with my 2-year-old niece and her mom. Niece was thoroughly entertained for over three hours, seeing animals up close, feeding waterfowl, ogling the peacocks as they walked by, and running on the spacious lawn. Zoo was clean, well-designed and well-maintained. Highly recommended.

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Mondovi, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We only had time to see the zoo and we thought it was one of the best zoos we had ever been to. It is very well maintained and beautiful. You get so close to the animals, and they really seem to love and thrive on human attention. It was such a fun trip! Very inexpensive, and the parking was... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

you can buy a pass to all three places and ride the train between them. this is one of the best zoos i have ever been to. the animals are out and active.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was a fun place to spend an entire day. The aquarium is small but nice. The botanical garden is awesome with such a variety of trees & flowers. The Butterfly House was especially nice. Taking the train to the zoo makes a nice break from so much walking + you get to see Tingley Beach. I wish I'd gone... More 

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