Albuquerque

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  • 1. ABQ BioPark

    Old Town | Garden/Arboretum

    The city's foremost outdoor attraction and nature center, the park comprises Tingley Beach (and its trout-stocked ponds) as well as three distinct...Read More

  • 2. National Hispanic Cultural Center

    Barelas | Museum/Gallery

    A showpiece for the city, and a showcase for Hispanic culture in Albuquerque's historic Barelas neighborhood, this beautifully designed space...Read More

  • 3. National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

    East Side | Museum/Gallery

    Previously known simply as the National Atomic Museum, this brilliant Smithsonian affiliate traces the history of the atomic age and how nuclear...Read More

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  • 4. Rail Yards Market

    Barelas | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    The Sunday market here (May–October, 10–2) is a fine excuse to explore this wondrous, light-filled, almost cathedral-like space, said to have...Read More

  • 5. Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

    North Valley | Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Along the banks of the Rio Grande, this 270-acre refuge in an especially tranquil portion of the bosque (about midway up on the Paseo del Bosque...Read More

  • 6. Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway

    Far Northeast Heights | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Tramway cars climb 2.7 miles up the steep western face of the Sandias, giving you a close-up view of red rocks and tall trees—it's the world...Read More

  • 7. American International Rattlesnake Museum

    Old Town | Museum/Gallery

    Included in the largest collection of different species of living rattlers in the world are such rare and unusual specimens as an albino western...Read More

  • 8. Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

    North Valley | Museum/Gallery

    This dramatic museum celebrates the city's legacy as the hot-air ballooning capital of the world. Albuquerque's high altitude, mild climate...Read More

  • 9. Downtown Growers' Market

    Downtown | Park/Playground

    Toe-tapping music and the freshest of fresh produce—and surely the delicious shade created by the towering cottonwoods here in Robinson Park...Read More

  • 10. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

    Los Duranes | Museum/Gallery

    The multilevel semicircular layout of this museum was inspired by Pueblo Bonito, the prehistoric ruin in northwestern New Mexico. Start by visiting...Read More

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  • 11. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

    Old Town | Museum/Gallery

    The wonders at Albuquerque's most popular museum include a simulated volcano (with a river of bubbling hot lava flowing beneath the see-through...Read More

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  • 12. Old Town Plaza

    Old Town | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Tranquil, with the lovely 1793 San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church still presiding along the north side, Old Town Plaza is a pleasant place to...Read More

  • 13. Petroglyph National Monument

    West Side | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Beneath the stumps of five extinct volcanoes, this park encompasses more than 25,000 ancient Native American rock drawings inscribed on the...Read More

  • 14. San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church

    Old Town | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Well over two centuries after it first welcomed worshippers, this structure, erected in 1793, is still active (mass is offered daily). The building...Read More

  • 15. Turquoise Museum

    Old Town | Museum/Gallery

    Just west of the hubbub of Old Town, this museum may be inside a small strip mall, but visitors will forget that once they focus on the beauty...Read More

  • 16. Unser Racing Museum

    Los Ranchos de Albuquerque | Museum/Gallery

    Albuquerque is home to the illustrious auto-racing family, the Unsers, whose four generations of drivers have dominated the sport since the...Read More

  • 17. ¡Explora!

    Old Town | Museum/Gallery

    This imaginatively executed science museum—its driving concept is "Ideas You Can Touch"—is right across from the New Mexico Museum of Natural...Read More

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