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Duck Pond at UNM

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Address: 1001Yale Notheast, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone Number: 505 277 0111
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if you live in Albuquerque and haven't walked around on campus, try it, it's lovely

We live in the north campus neighborhood 5 minutes by car from UNM. We take walks around the duck pond, to the student union area, with detours past the chapel and here and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
MindaJ
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We live in the north campus neighborhood 5 minutes by car from UNM. We take walks around the duck pond, to the student union area, with detours past the chapel and here and there. The fall especially is glorious on campus, worth dealing with/paying for parking. If you don't have a parking pass, there is a paid parking garage east... More 

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Phoenix
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Very peaceful place to meditate and soak up some sun in the middle of Albuquerque. Lots of ducks to watch.

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Weber City, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Ok, the duck pond is pretty, and the landscaping has improved vastly since I graduated 34 years ago. Still, there would no reason to go there per se. Now, if you want to walk around a pretty campus, this is a shady, restful place to stop.

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Thank Dan G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

UNM either spends a fortune on water or has some sweetheart deal with the City (or the State, which they are), because the campus (especially around the pond) is lush and beautiful. There's a great diversity of trees, and you can see some wildlife if you're looking (in my experience: turtle, waterfowl, owl, hummingbirds, rabbits, and so on). It's a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Adore this place for its calmness and tranquility, not speaking of its natural beauty. Love spending time there with a book, reading and observing local ducks can heal any stress. There are lots of moms with kids at the weekends. It's popular among just-married too as a photo shooting zone.

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Thank NatashaMel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful area, parking $1.75 make sure you bring some bread to feed the fish. We even had a hummingbird visit us. Good fun.

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My friend attends UNM and as I waited for his classes to be finished I looked around campus. His guidance said look for the duck pond, it'll be perfect for you. It was! Perfect place to open a book, enjoy nature, and read to your hearts content.

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Thank Sara B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Who would think this nice pond is on the university campus. Vacationing from Illinois this quiet spot did the trick. Nice place to take young children. Best part is it costs nothing. Wildlife is calming and soothing so I'm glad I came.

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Thank Vicki Z
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Right in the heart of the UNM campus. this is a great place to people watch, duck/goose watch and even turtles to watch. Lovely landscaping makes it a little oasis in the middle of a thriving campus.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

very peaceful,somewhat like a park..and you can feed the ducks,theres also water turtles and koi fish..the scenery is beautiful..i love it.only bad thing is too many smokers.and students walking around.

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