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Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

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A Gem in the Rough

This place has a lot of potential but it will take awhile to develop. It is a work in progress... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2018
Lake Jackson, Texas
Not much yhere

Beautiful area but really nothing there. Roads and some wildlife. Bikes could be fun. Maybe there... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Feb 16, 2018
“A Gem in the Rough”
Feb 20, 2017
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, the Southwest's first urban refuge will serve as an urban oasis for both wildlife and people on a former dairy farm just a few miles south of New Mexico's largest metropolitan area. Urban refuges such as Valle...more
7851 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-7495
+1 505-248-6667
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

This place has a lot of potential but it will take awhile to develop. It is a work in progress. If you persevere and drive to the back part of the property along the river you will find some nice hiking areas. Not too much...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

As we drew closer and the scenery was just auto junk yards, gas storage, and industrial-type buildings, I had misgivings that this wasn't going to meet my expectations. The Visitor Center, an old rundown building, was closed. We went over to the kiosk to find...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area but really nothing there. Roads and some wildlife. Bikes could be fun. Maybe there will be some structures/dedicated tourist areas- but nothing so far. Great idea, hopefully will be developed. We as a community should support these preserves as much as possible.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

We visited Valle de Oro on the MLK, Jr holiday. The refuge was open, as advertised, but the "visitor's center" (an old house lacking signage and a clear entrance) was closed. So -- no maps, no suggestions as to how to enjoy the refuge, no...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed October 3, 2015

If you love the quiet of the bosque, without a lot of company, this is Albuquerque’s hidden treasure. We live in town, but stayed nearby at Flora Fauna Farm’s B & B early in October before the crane migration, just to check it out. It...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed August 16, 2015

We attended the monthly open house at Valle de Oro in August. I think I learned about it on a New Mexico tourism website. I had never been to Valle de Oro, but, based on the name, expected to see wildlife. There was a talk...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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