Albuquerque Attractions




Albuquerque Attraction Guide

Albuquerque Attractions
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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE, Albuquerque NM 87113; Tel. 888.422.7277
The Albuquerque balloon fiesta is the world's largest hot air balloon event. It's held each year during the first week of October.

Albuquerque Aquarium

2601 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque NM 87104; Tel. 505.764.6200
Jellyfish, seahorses, sharks and other saltwater species native to the Gulf of Mexico are on display at the aquarium. The 285,000-gallon shark tank is a big hit with kids.

Albuquerque Botanic Garden

2601 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque NM 87104; Tel. 505.764.6200
Albuquerque's Botanic Gardens is a sprawling expanse of desert plants and medicinal herbs along with colorful species native to the Iberian peninsula, Africa and China. Paths crisscross the gardens, which also feature greenhouses and playful exhibits for children.

Jemez High Road

North of Albuquerque at Bernalillo exit off I-25 onto U.S. 550 West; Tel. 877.733.5687
The scenic route to Santa Fe through the Jemez Mountains is one of 33 congressionally-authorized scenic byways established in 1998. A half-day or day's motor journey through Native America is filled with culture, history and scenery.

National Atomic Museum

1905 Mountain Road NW, Albuqerque NM; Tel. 505.284.3243
Moved from Los Alamos for security reasons after September 11, this museum pays tribute to the "Atomic Age," from Madame Marie Curie to the Manhattan Project to develop the Atomic Bomb.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104; Tel. 505.841.2802
The Natural History Museum has lots of touchable exhibits and life-size dinosaurs along with a journey to the interior of a volcano. The Dynamax theater showcases movie shorts. The museum is a block from Old Town.

Old Town

Rio Grande Blvd. and Central Ave.; Albuquerque, NM 87104
Old Albuquerque's well preserved Spanish plaza is surrounded by restaurants and tourist shops selling rugs, Native American jewelry and crafts.

Rattlesnake Museum

202 San Felipe NW, Old Town Albuquerque NM; Tel. 505.242.6569
A fascinating collection of rattlesnakes and assorted other reptiles, thoughtfully assembled with commentary for kids and former kids. There's other cool stuff, like beers cans branded with snake themes, original bottles of snake oil and other serpent-themed memorabilia through the ages.
Mention for a 10% percent discount on any item in the gift shop

Roswell UFO Museum

114 N. Main Street; Roswell, NM 88202; Tel. 505.625.9495
The International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell's UFO Museum, light-heartedly examines evidence of UFO visits as well as the pop culture phenomenon surrounding public interest in Extraterrestrials. The 1947 crash that made Roswell infamous is featured, as are other incidents around the world.

Sandia Peak Tramway

Tramway Road NE; Albuquerque, NM 87122; Tel. 505.856.7325
The Sandia Peak Tram crosses Domingo Baca Canyon on the world's longest unsupported span, ascending the 2.7 mile journey to 10,378-foot Sandia Peak, where hiking trails through the Sandia Mountains lead to majestic views of Albuquerque and the Rio Grande Valley. Deer, coyotes, black bear, raccoons, bobcats, eagles and hawks inhabit Sandia Mountains and can be spotted from the cable cars above.
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