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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

Address: 2901 Candelaria Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM
Phone Number: 505-344-7240
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Ranked #18 of 86 Attractions in Albuquerque
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This 270-acre region of riverside forest and meadows offers hiking trails along the Rio Grande...
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This 270-acre region of riverside forest and meadows offers hiking trails along the Rio Grande River and is considered an excellent spot for birdwatching and viewing wildlife.

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Portland, OR
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The viewing window out to the pond is just terrific, as are the nearby walking trails near the Rio Grande. Lovely.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This park is delightful. Quiet, out of the way and beautiful, it has everything Nature delivers in this area of the state of New Mexico. The learning centers on site are benches out in the open with labels on all plants/trees. You can meander along the trails, hike over the small bridge over the Acequia into wide open spaces. A... More 

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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This park is a great local place to get away from the concrete of the city. With paved or graveled paths that meander along the city next to big trees, connecting to many of the city's other great spots. Ie: The Botanical Gardens, The Zoo, Oldtown, North Valley and South Valley. I believe the bike path extends north to south... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

a lovely place for a stroll among the trees in Albuquerque' south side of town. A quiet place to get away from the noise of the city and the traffic.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Excellent view of the river and nice display. Nice walking trails to the Rio Grande with beautiful changing autumn leaves. Inside the nature center there is a seating area that looks out onto the river.

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Pembroke, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We snuck in a short visit to Rio Grande Nature Centre State Park while in Albuquerque. It was only for a few hours in the morning, but as avid birders we were able to get many different life species on our list - including a ROADRUNNER! Beautiful spot, definitely recommend a visit!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

For a $3 fee, this is an interesting stop. The nature center has a number of exhibits that are educational and interesting. Trails are easy to walk.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at the Rio Grande Nature Center. There is so much to do there for all ages. There is a Museum, gift shop, trails to hike, children's area, picnic area, and an enclosed area with comfortable seating to view all kinds of birds, turtles and who knows what else. We were the on a wonderful fall... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Okay, guilty as charged. I spent little time in the nature center, but a lot of time walking the grounds and the trails behind it. Nice spot for a relaxing walk, spot a few birds, not have to sweat going up or down on such a flat trail.

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new mexico
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201 reviews 201 reviews
50 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Nature Center is part of the larger Rio Grande State Park whose 4300 acres stretch from the Sandia Pueblo on the north to the Isleta Pueblos on the south. The Nature Center is small, but offers comprehensive information regarding the Rio Grande Valley ecosystem. Nature walks, lectures, arts and crafts for the kids are all offered. There is a... More 

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