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ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

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Address: 2601 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: +1 505-764-6200
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Work in progress. ... beautiful

Really nice place, flowers in bloom right now. Not large, but really nice, there is a park for relaxing in the center. About 1 to 1.5 hours walking around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Shepherd, Montana
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Shepherd, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Really nice place, flowers in bloom right now. Not large, but really nice, there is a park for relaxing in the center. About 1 to 1.5 hours walking around.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Don't miss! An incredibly rich variety of garden settings from a Japanese garden (one of the best I've seen in U.S.) to 1920s farm with live critters. Beautiful, quiet, peaceful. Good for all ages.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

All in all, a very pleasant space. It's nice to get out and walk about, and this little park-like area has nice shade trees and a pond. There's an interesting replica of a period working farm, which is complete with animals. Also, a Japanese-style garden which I especially enjoyed. Most people will also enjoy the butterfly pavilion. I highly recommend... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had a much better time walking thru here then the aquarium. They downsized the aquarium and it was disappointing. We tried to walk thru the gardens but missed half of it due to rain, wind and it being very cold. I had my six year old with me or I would half dealt with it. So we missed half... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Excellent for families! One of the loveliest outdoor attractions for families I've ever been to. Do yourself a favor and get a Combo Pass so that you can view all three sections of the park (zoo, botanical gardens, aquarium) at your leisure. Also, if you have membership at zoos in other cities, inquire about reciprocity discounts. We did and got... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you are aged 1-100 you will love the botanic gardens. We visit several times a year so we don't miss what's in bloom or on display. You can spend all day here, bring a lunch, sniff flowers, sit beside water, watch the model trains, walk the Japanese Garden... it has it all. Bring paints or colored pencils and sit... More 

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Chino Valley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Too many school children in the aquarium when we were there. Zoo was good. Didn't see the botanical gardens due to rain.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We saw a baby hippo! Had a great place to have a picnic, so bring a blanket! There are lots of great things to look at, lots of family fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have separately reviewed the botanical gardens, but there is a large area which includes the zoo (we didn't get to this but heard it was very good). The aquarium, gardens and riverside areas are lovely, and there's a monorail train which can take you around if you need that.

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Paxton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Yes - I yelled the title! I just thought this was a beautiful botanic garden. I could have spent all day here, however, we also went to the zoo. I wish we had brought a picnic lunch instead of eating the awful food at the little restaurant there.

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