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Rio Grande Botanic Garden

2601 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (West Old Town)
(505) 764-6200
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Ranked #11 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Gardens
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Eagle, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This would probably be spectacular to see in the spring or summer when the flowers and bushes are in full bloom. October is not the time to visit. The main attraction is the operational model train layout.

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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had a beautiful stroll through the gardens before heading into the Aquarium. It was under construction when I was there, so not sure I saw it at its best, but it was still a nice way to spend a couple of hours. The Aquarium was nice too, although not as large as some I have been too. The main shark... More

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HOUSTON
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well maintained, worth a nature walk. Despite the rain, its landscaping was beautiful. Variety of plants shown reflected the southwest native area, with themes in that vein.

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England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nicely laid out gardens with excellent wheelchair access. Aquarium was very interesting too. Staff very friendly.

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Botanic Garden is a beautiful Oasis in Albuquerque. The gardens are beautifully maintained and have flowers and trees from all over the world. Its a great place to take pictures of a multitude of flowers or bring that special someone for an afternoon photographic session (they charge a $25 fee if you're going to use the gardens for a full... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The adjacent aquarium used to be better than the gardens; not anymore. The gardens are wonderful with ore unique areas like the farm, orchard, and Japanese gardens.

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Magnolia, Texas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
20 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beautiful gardens, well maintained. Loved the rose garden. So many beautiful flowers. Be sure to walk to the Butterfly House. So many things to see and do, you won't be disappointed. I understand there is a beautiful Twinkle Light Display here during the holidays.

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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Acres of well organized themes of gardens, orchards, water areas, etc. Huge but a beautiful place to get lost in all the colors, growth, bugs, cacti, etc. Plan to take your time and don't cut it short. Also had the Rose Society there this weekend. Just georeous

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Montrose
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121 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In two years they have been doing a lot of work and are still adding in further different gardens. This time we went to the Butterfly House and it was lovely to see all the coloured butterflies freely flying around you. We were lucky and actually saw a glass-winged butterfly, which is quite rare. I love the old farmhouse section,... More

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El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We love walking around the gardens looking at all the beautiful flowers. There is a butterfly house that has huge butterflies that fly all around you. My children love the kids area and run around it for hours. They love climbing on all the different statues. They also really enjoy the miniature train sets. If you have kids, I definitely... More

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