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Ranked #1 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Children's Museums
Owner description: Fun and learning merge at this exciting science exploration center that's loaded with hands-on and interactive educational... more » Owner description: Fun and learning merge at this exciting science exploration center that's loaded with hands-on and interactive educational exhibits for people of all ages. « less
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Ranked #2 of 125 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 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Sports Complexes
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Ranked #4 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: This "Monthly Event" for only 20 people unleashes "The Spy House" dubious history. Now the central theme of an interactive... more » Owner description: This "Monthly Event" for only 20 people unleashes "The Spy House" dubious history. Now the central theme of an interactive dinner theater murder mystery. This is the very house where Atomic bomb secrets change hands from the US to the Soviet Union, which in turn exposed names such as Rosenberg, Greenglass, Gold, etc. This once a month event is great fun, please check out our web site calendar for availability and additional information. « less
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Ranked #5 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
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Ranked #6 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Parks
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Ranked #7 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Aquariums; Zoos; Gardens
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 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Specialty 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 #9 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #10 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Natural History 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 #11 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #12 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 #13 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Specialty Museums; Science 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 #14 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #15 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Transportation; Scenic Railroads
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Ranked #16 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #17 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #18 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Religious Sites
Built in 1706 and rebuilt in 1793, this historic church has been providing services ever since.
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Ranked #19 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums
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Ranked #20 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: History Museums; Art 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 #21 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #22 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #23 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
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Ranked #24 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
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 #25 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: National Parks; Geologic Formations; Historic Sites
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 #26 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: State 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 #27 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: Join us at Foul Play Cafe for an evening of dining and comedic murder mystery where you must decide whodunit! The evening... more » Owner description: Join us at Foul Play Cafe for an evening of dining and comedic murder mystery where you must decide whodunit! The evening consists of a four course meal, served with a live performance occurring in and around your table. Watch carefully as clues fly fast and funny to determine who did it and why, and at the end of the evening you could have a chance to win a special prize. Shows are every Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 PM, seating starts at 7:00. Please visit our website for more details. « less
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Ranked #28 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
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Ranked #29 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Aquariums
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Ranked #30 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Category: Specialty 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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