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Ranked #1 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Owner description: Explora is an innovative learning place, providing over 250 fun and hands-on activities in science, technology, and art for... more » Owner description: Explora is an innovative learning place, providing over 250 fun and hands-on activities in science, technology, and art for kids of all ages. « less
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Ranked #2 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Trams; Mountains
The world's longest aerial tram ride takes visitors 2.7 miles to the 10,000-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains.
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Ranked #3 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #5 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
A 1.5-million-acre park whose elaborate trail system includes La Luz Trail, which climbs over 3,300 feet in nine miles.
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Ranked #6 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #7 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Gardens; Aquariums; Zoos
Owner description: Park complex offering three main sections the whole family can enjoy: Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden and Rio... more » Owner description: Park complex offering three main sections the whole family can enjoy: Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden and Rio Grande Zoo. « less
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Ranked #8 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #10 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Scenic Railroads; Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Owned and run by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, this important center showcases the history of the Pueblo people... more » Owner description: Owned and run by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, this important center showcases the history of the Pueblo people through ancient artifacts, dance demonstrations and art exhibits. « less
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Ranked #12 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Science Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a... more » Owner description: The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a Smithsonian affiliate. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibits and displays, the diverse applications of nuclear energy in the past, present and future along with the stories of the field’s pioneers. Originally known as the National Atomic Museum, it was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology. « less
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Ranked #13 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #14 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur... more » Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano. « less
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Ranked #15 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
Owner description: This 270-acre region of riverside forest and meadows offers hiking trails along the Rio Grande River and is considered an... more » Owner description: This 270-acre region of riverside forest and meadows offers hiking trails along the Rio Grande River and is considered an excellent spot for birdwatching and viewing wildlife. « less
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Ranked #16 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #17 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Built in 1706 and rebuilt in 1793, this historic church has been providing services ever since.
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Ranked #18 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The city's rich heritage is the focus at this museum, which features exhibits depicting the art, history and culture of the... more » Owner description: The city's rich heritage is the focus at this museum, which features exhibits depicting the art, history and culture of the Southwest. « less
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Ranked #19 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Biking Trails
A ten-mile-long urban running and biking path - the longest and most scenic in Albuquerque.
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Ranked #20 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Historic Sites; Geologic Formations; National Parks
Owner description: Up to 15,000 petroglyphs or prehistoric rock art images have been found on the West Mesa volcanic escarpment, located along a... more » Owner description: Up to 15,000 petroglyphs or prehistoric rock art images have been found on the West Mesa volcanic escarpment, located along a 17-mile canyon outside of Albuquerque. « less
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Ranked #21 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #22 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Experience the grace & charm of Old Town Albuquerque! The focal point of community life, founded in 1706, by Governor... more » Owner description: Experience the grace & charm of Old Town Albuquerque! The focal point of community life, founded in 1706, by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez. Old Town follows the traditional Spanish pattern of a central plaza and church surrounded by homes and businesses. Many of the historic homes are still standing and some have been renovated into today’s shops, galleries and restaurants.Stroll the Plaza, dine at our many restaurants, stay at our hotels and B&B’s, visit our museums, take a guided tour or shop at over 150 stores and galleries for unique gifts from the Southwest and around the world.Romantic hidden patios, winding brick paths, gardens and balconies await your discovery. Wrought iron benches and adobe bancos beckon you to stop, relax in the shade,watch the world go by and bask in New Mexico’s wonderful sunshine.Shopping in Old Town is a truly delightful experience. Unique items from around the world, as well as those that are distinctly Southwestern, can be found in more than 150 shops, boutiques, galleries and artist studios.When in New Mexico, eat like New Mexicans! Enjoy the spice & flair of our traditional cuisine. Savor delightful dishes prepared with CHILE. It comes in red or green and is made from recipes that have evolved from the local Native American & Spanish cultures. Enjoy one of the dozen restaurants, cafes & coffee shops featuring everything from the All-American hamburger to fine Continental cuisine.For over three centuries Old Town has been the crossroads of the Southwest. It is a Historical Zone of the City of Albuquerque and home for many families whose ancestors founded the town. Old Town is located just off I-40 (take the Rio Grande Blvd. Exit South) to the entrance at Mountain Road.Old Town. In 1937, Route 66 was changed from its original route to a straightened east-west road along Central Avenue. Route 66 meets the Camino Real (now Rio Grande Blvd.) at Old TownOn the plaza you will find replicas of two cannons which were buried in Old Town by retreating Confederate troops during a Civil War skirmish in Albuquerque (April 8-9, 1862). The original cannons are in the Albuquerque Museum. ENTERTAINMENT - Experience a series of weekly entertainment & cultural presentations that will delight the whole family. The series content and line-ups change from week to week throughout the summer & early fall. Don’t miss the Salsa Fiesta in August or the Holiday Stroll & Luminaria Tours in December.LUMINARIAS (Farolitos) - Thousands of visitors and residents come to Old Town on Christmas Eve and during the Holiday Stroll (first Friday in December) to see the spectacular display of luminarias. Candles are set in a bed of sand inside the bottom of a paper bag. When lit, theycreate a golden glow. Thousands of luminarias line the Church, Plaza, streets and walkways of Old Town! « less
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Ranked #23 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #25 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Museums
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Ranked #26 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum houses the world's largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes and aims to correct common... more » Owner description: This museum houses the world's largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes and aims to correct common reptilian misconceptions. « less
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Ranked #27 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Casinos
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Ranked #28 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Aquariums
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Ranked #29 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 104 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; State Parks
Owner description: This park contains the remains of a 17th-century church, where park rangers explain the tortured history of the Indians and... more » Owner description: This park contains the remains of a 17th-century church, where park rangers explain the tortured history of the Indians and the Spaniards in this area. « less
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