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ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

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Address: 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1615
Phone Number: 5058487112
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A treasure hidden in the city

Walk through the botanical garden to encounter conservatories, desert landscapes, a wonderful Japanese garden, a farm heritage location, a rose garden, water features... you name... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sue C
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El Paso, Texas, United States
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Montgomery, Alabama
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69 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love to visit Botanical Gardens on my vacations. You will also admission to the aquarium for $12. I thought that was a great value. Both of the parks are average but I really did enjoy the botanical garden. They have lots of area to explore. I especially liked the butterfly pavilion, japanese garden, and farm area. They had these... More 

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walk through the botanical garden to encounter conservatories, desert landscapes, a wonderful Japanese garden, a farm heritage location, a rose garden, water features... you name it, they just about have it. Lots of wildlife, also - we even saw a couple of porcupines up in an oak tree munching on acorns! It's quite a walk to see everything, but the... More 

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Thank Sue C
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had bundled all three options, the garden, the zoo and the aquarium. This is right beside the aquarium and i love the lay out of the place. When in abq, I would recommend that you see this place, it was simple but nice

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This park is open all year around and is very diversified in its offerings. Morocco rose garden, Japanese garden, summer concerts in a relaxed atmosphere. You can also visit an old fashioned farm, observe different farm animals, and the aquarium . Hours of fun for a reasonable admittance fee.

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Brockport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This garden has some really pretty spots, with some very interesting plant life on display. It's fairly large, so there is plenty to walk through and see. Recommended.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The membership price is very reasonable and you can come here to cool off in the lush gardens and shaded benches, smell incredible flowers, visit the Japanese garden, picnic on the lawn and more. We have been to a number of botanical gardens and were really impressed with this one. Great to visit if you are feeling hot or dry... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're locals and I'm still impressed with our Botanic Garden. Quite a lovely place. There is mostly good plant identification. And, a wonderful Japanese garden that I only recently discovered. In the Spring, there are the options of the butterfly garden and hatchery. The various butterflies working their way out of their cocoons, are wonderful! The garden plan offers various... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to spend half a day at least, a good spectrum of plants from various landscapes. I particularly like the Japanese gardens, both traditional and with native plants. However, don't go expecting to learn a lot of botany - most plants are unlabeled. Not a big deal, as the overall layout and design are great.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had time to visit the Botanical side of the Bio park and aquarium on a warm August Monday. The camp children were omnipresent and OH so excited....but we quickly found our way to many truly magnificent vistas and saw plants we truly didn't expect to....in the desert. The butterfly enclosure is one of the very best we've ever... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing Botanical garden - I would recommend a visit. You can actually take the train system which brings you to the gardens, zoo and aquarium.

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