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Albuquerque, New Mexico Travel Guide

Albuquerque Attractions

The Civic Plaza in Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosts many festivals and events



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Get the details on important attractions and resources for your trip to Albuquerque.


CHURCHES

San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church
2005 N. Plaza St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-243-4628

This historic church is a fine example of early New Mexican adobe architecture, with a courtyard in front crowned by a tall adobe steeple.

GOLF

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club
1 Clubhouse Dr.
Sandia Park, NM 87047
505-281-6000, 866-898-5987

This 18-hole course offers both challenges and stunning views, plus a clubhouse serving good sandwiches and upscale salads.

MUSEUMS & EXHIBITS


Explora in Albuequerque, New Mexico

The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
2000 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-243-7255

The Albuquerque Museum houses several art and sculpture galleries, in addition to exhibits on the history of the city.

Explora
1701 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-224-8300

Explora offers hands-on exhibits that teach children and adults about the natural wonders of our world, from static electricity to the formation of tornados.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
601 Eubank Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
505-245-2137

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History dedicates its exhibits to the uses of atomic energy.

National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 Fourth St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-246-2261

The National Hispanic Cultural Center offers changing exhibits of contemporary art, as well as a full schedule of concerts, readings and lectures.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-841-2800

This museum highlights the changing ecology of New Mexico and has a vast display of Jurassic-age dinosaurs unearthed in the state.

NATURE OUTINGS & PUEBLOS


Bandelier National Monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Acoma Pueblo ("Sky City")
P.O. Box 309
Acoma, NM 87034
505-470-4966, 800-747-0181

An ancient settlement built on a 376-foot high mesa, which was the scene of a desperate battle between the Spaniards and the warriors of Acoma Pueblo in 1599.

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Rd.
Los Alamos, NM 87544
505-672-3861

Bandalier is an ancient cliff dwelling built by the Anasazi people in a narrow canyon.

Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
10 Tramway Loop NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
505-856-6544

Ride the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway to the top of the Sandia Mountains, ending at a visitors center with a delightful restaurant, High Finance.

San Felipe Pueblo
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-843-7270, 800-766-4405

Visit San Felipe to experience pueblo life as it has evolved from hundreds of years ago to today.

Santo Domingo Pueblo
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-843-7270, 800-766-4405

Santo Domingo is famous throughout the Southwest for the quality of its turquoise and silver jewelry.

Turquoise Trail Association
P.O. Box 303
Sandia Park, NM 87047
888-263-0003

The Turquoise Trail, North Highway 14, is a National Scenic Byway.

Valles Caldera National Preserve
18161 Hwy. 4
Jemez Springs, NM 87025
505-661-3333

This pristine 89,000-acre area is open for hiking and fishing.

PARKS


The Botanic Garden at the Albuquerque BioPark in New Mexico

Albuquerque BioPark
2601 Central Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-764-6200

The BioPark houses the Rio Grande Zoo, the Rio Grande Botanic Garden and the Albuquerque Aquarium.

SHOPPING

Aqui
101 Bryn Mawr Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-255-2926

A funky Nob Hill boutique offering small-label designer clothing for men, women and children of all ages.

Beeps
3500 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-262-1900

This unique gift shop offers fun for the whole family with its quirky novelty items.

Revolver
3106 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-255-2996

Find cool vintage clothing at this hip Nob Hill boutique.

WINERIES


The tasting room at Casa Rodeña Winery in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Casa Rondeña Winery
733 Chavez Rd. NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-344-5911

Casa Rondeña Winery has a portfolio of handcrafted wines, including a Bordeaux-style Cabernet Franc.

Gruet Winery
8400 Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113
505-821-0055

Gruet Winery produces six kinds of sparkling wine, from a N.V. Brut to a Vintage Grand Rosé.

ZOO

Rio Grande Zoo
903 10th St.
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-764-6200

The Rio Grande Zoo is one of the best zoos in the Southwest, with features like a reptile house, white Siberian tigers and African exhibits.

RESOURCES

Albuquerque Visitors Center
303 Romero St. NW.
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-243-3215

For information about Old Town Albuquerque, including alleged ghost sightings, check out the Old Town Visitors Center.


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