Albuquerque

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  • 1. 516 Arts

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    516 Arts holds a special place in the New Mexico art scene. World-class contemporary art dominates the changing shows at this multilevel nonprofit...Read More

  • 2. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

    Old Town | Museum/Gallery

    This light-filled modern structure, designed by noted architect Antoine Predock, serves up a brilliantly curated selection of contemporary art...Read More

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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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  • 5. UNM Art Museum

    University of New Mexico | Museum/Gallery

    University Art Museum features magnificent 20th- and 21st-century prints, as well as photos and paintings that rival the finest collections...Read More

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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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  • 9. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

    University of New Mexico | Museum/Gallery

    Tapping a vast collection of sublime Southwestern artifacts and archival photos, the Maxwell's superb shows encompass three fascinating fields...Read More

  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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

  • 12. Tamarind Institute

    University of New Mexico | Educational Institution

    This world-famous institution played a major role in reviving the fine art of lithographic printing, which involves working with plates of...Read More

  • 13. 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

  • 14. 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

  • 15. ¡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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