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Albuquerque Sights

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Ranked #1 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #2 of 23 Sights & Landmarks 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 #3 of 23 Sights & Landmarks 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 #4 of 23 Sights & Landmarks 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 #5 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 23 Sights & Landmarks 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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Ranked #8 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
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Ranked #9 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Convention Centers; Educational Sites
Owner description: With more than 30,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate courses, this is the largest university in the... more » Owner description: With more than 30,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate courses, this is the largest university in the state of New Mexico. « less
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Ranked #10 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Street with full range of nightlife from restaurants to bars to a comedy club and a musical theater.
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Ranked #13 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: The Gutierrez-Hubbell House is a cultural and agricultural learning center developed to document, research and preserve... more » Owner description: The Gutierrez-Hubbell House is a cultural and agricultural learning center developed to document, research and preserve history, maintain open spaces, protect wildlife and teach agricultural heritage. « less
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Ranked #14 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
One of the sites near Albuquerque, where the Kokopelli figure may be found.
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Ranked #15 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
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Ranked #18 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Ranchs; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Albuquerque
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: One-stop betting: try your luck in the casino or watch and wager on seasonal live horseracing at this popular racetrack and... more » Owner description: One-stop betting: try your luck in the casino or watch and wager on seasonal live horseracing at this popular racetrack and casino complex. « less
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Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
Owner description: We have a well maintained fleet of 13 HP high speed go karts that are capable of hitting speeds near 50 MPH!.Our karts are... more » Owner description: We have a well maintained fleet of 13 HP high speed go karts that are capable of hitting speeds near 50 MPH!.Our karts are the fastest in the state running on a 2800ft. outdoor asphalt track and has it all...elevation changes, long straits, high radius turns and chicanes.We even have full lighting course for evening and night time racing action!!!!See a live video of our rental karts, full track layout, pictures and further information on our website.Let us host your next birthday party, graduation event, team building or family outing!Our first shifter/TaG kart race is scheduled for June 19, 2011. « less
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