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ABQ BioPark Review

The city's foremost outdoor attraction and nature center, the park comprises Tingley Beach (and its trout-stocked ponds) as well as three distinct attractions: Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Zoo. The garden and aquarium are located together (admission gets you into both facilities), just west of Old Town, off Central Avenue; the zoo is a short drive southeast, off 10th Street. You can also ride the scenic Rio Line vintage narrow-gauge railroad between the zoo and gardens and the aquarium complex; rides are free if you purchase a combination ticket to all of the park's facilities.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 903 10th St. SW, Old Town, Albuquerque, 87102 | Map It
  • Phone: 505/764–6200
  • Cost: Tingley Beach and grounds free, Aquarium and Botanic Garden $12.50 (includes both attractions), Zoo $12.50; combination ticket for all attractions, including unlimited rides on the Rio Line and the zoo loop Thunderbird Express trains $20. Free admission for all attractions for kids under 3 .
  • Hours: Aquarium, botanic garden, and zoo Sept.–May daily 9–5; June–Aug. weekdays 9–5, weekends 9–6. Tingley Beach daily sunrise–sunset. No trains Mon.
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  • Location: Old Town
Updated: 12-04-2013

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