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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 #17 of 123 attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Gardens
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Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Denver
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place was beautiful, we enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and the aquatic area. Lots of picture ops.

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FRAMINGHAM
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

really small, good if you want to do a picnic but otherwise not huge and not worth the money. Not like big botanic garden in NY or other states.

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Denver, CO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My kids especially loved the model trains, the butterflies, and the wildlife in the ponds. Wonderful place to spend the day with the family!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Wonderful floral and garden displays. Large lawn spaces for picnicking. Benches and shade for people-watching, reading, etc. Specialized garden areas and greenhouses for native plants, Japanese horticulture, roses, 19th century farm, etc. Small-size railroad transportation available to the Zoo, not far away. Small ponds with waterfowl and fish. Large outdoor miniature railroad display, maintained by a local railroad society, keeps... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Wonderful gardens with lots of TLC. We pictured the employees and volunteers sneaking in to labor before opening and after closing and working all night. Beautifully groomed. The mid section under construction must be creating something new and attractive. We caught the roses at peak and they were lovely.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Spend several hours in the natural beauty provided by the park, right in the city and next to Old Town. Come and picnic, or just enjoy the various special exhibits like the Japanese Garden, the Ceremonial Garden, the Butterfly Sanctuary, the Dragonfly Sanctuary, and more. Protect yourself from the sun, drink plenty of water (you can get water and other... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Clean and well taken care of. I'm truly amazed how beautiful this place is! Beautiful green grass, all the beautiful flowers and the butterfly pavilion is spectacular! Take the time to visit, highly recommend!!!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The gardens are a peaceful oasis in the city. Take the time to walk back to the Japanese Gardens. Many places to sit and enjoy the water and scenery. Most people don't walk that far back so it is worth it to go. The pathways are easy walking, and yes some construction, but nothing that is too invasive. Go and... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great place to spend a leisurely afternoon or a Thursday night for a picnic and great music during the summer. Love the Japinese Garden and the Aquarium. Great for all ages.

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