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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 #15 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Gardens
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The variety of desert plants and the quiet atmosphere give a sense of retreat from the city and inspiration for gardening in a dry environment.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is a big place, a lot of plants thah i had never seen before. The garden is very well designed, it has a nice lake where you can take a rest.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My 6 year old daughter really loved the area that has all of the large pieces that make you feel like an ant. Some of the man made items need repair, but it doesn't really take away from the beauty of this garden park.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to the botanical gardens with our combo pass. There was plenty of shade and very nice marked paths. We enjoyed being able to go at our own pace in the quiet gardens.

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Essexville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed this garden. Lots of shade. The minature train garden was really cute and quite large. I loved the pond with the ducks and Canadian geese. The butterfly house was small, but well stocked with a big variety of butterflies and friendly workers. The price is reasonable and there is no parking fee. We didn't... More

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had bought a combo pass that day, that was good for the zoo, aquarium, and botanic gardens. Towards the end of the day we ran out of time so we didn't have but an hour and half, and boy do I wish we were able to spend several there. We started out in the Children's garden and what a... More

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Albuquerque
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had a great time. Very pretty lay out and easy to get around. Well kept up and convenient location. Looking forward to going again.

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Wellington, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Toured this wonderful garden early in the day to beat the heat! It was perfect. Walked at a casual pace taking photos of all the hidden gardens. Then we found paradise. The children's gardens. Giant ants and mushrooms, flower pots ten fet tall. Bees buzzing the size of Volkswagens. Oh to feel like akid again!

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Minneapolis
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We spent a Monday morning in July at the Botanical Garden. It was not crowded even though several day cares and a day camp were present. The highlight for us was the enclosed Butterfly garden. We have been to other such gardens, but this one had by far the most butterflies. The Japanese Garden with its waterfalls was also a... More

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Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I attended a wedding in the Botanic Garden. Even though it had rained and was still a bit misty, the setting was covered by an arbor and the flowers were absolutely beautiful. Parking was easy and the walks to the garden very accessible. Don't miss it!

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