Albuquerque, the Duke City has variety of things to see and do. From hot air balloons to world’s longest tramway to nuclear science to Albuquerque history and culture, there is plenty to explore in the ABQ. Begin your journey with the epicenter of ABQ, the historic Old Town. Explore the art galleries, learn about the culture and history of the city, and indulge in some outdoor activities. The city has wealth of activities for everyone! Read about some of the major tourist spots in Albuquerque.
Explore ABQ History at Historic Old Town!
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Old Town is the site of the early Spanish settlement that has been shaped by Mexican, Native Americans and Spanish cultures. It houses over 150 stores, several restaurants and museums, and about 25 galleries. It exudes Southwestern feel represented by the adobe structures and buildings, huge cottonwood trees and cobblestone streets. A perfect spot for sightseeing, shopping, food, art, architecture, and strolling!
Discover the culture and history of New Mexico at Indian Pueblo Cultural Centre!
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The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center features the culture and history of the state’s nineteen American Indian pueblos. It showcases the art & crafts, pottery, jewelry, history, and more of the local Native Americans. Experience the pueblo culture from the prehistoric times to the present day at this center!
Address: 2401 12th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States
Phone: (505) 843 7270
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Browse the Petroglyphs Collections at Petroglyph National Monument!
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The Petroglyph National Monument features the world’s largest collection of petroglyphs. Marvel at the ancient symbols and images carved into the rock. Hike the three trails- the volcanoes, canyons and rinconado. A treasure trove of over 15,000 prehistoric and historic rock carvings!
Address: 6510 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, United States
Phone: (505) 899 0205
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Ride the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway!
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Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway is longest tramway in the world, of approx 2.7miles that transport people from Albuquerque Northeast to the summit of the Sandia Mountains and the Cibola National Forest. The Sandia Peak offers a magnificent view of the city and the Rio Grande Valley. Dine at the restaurants atop the mountain and enjoy the breathtaking views of the sprawling Duke City. A must visit tourist spot in Albuquerque!
Phone: (505) 856 7325
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Explore the Duke City Past at The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History!
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The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History features the history of Albuquerque from pre-Spanish era through the Civil War to present-day through artifacts and other exhibitions. It has a great collection of cultural and history items and exhibits from the past 400 years. Historic woodcarvings, Spanish swords and armor, and Georgia O’Keeffe artwork is on display at this museum, along with several hands-on exhibits.
Address: 2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States
Phone: 1 505-242-4600
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Edutainment Session at American International Rattlesnake Museum!
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The American International Rattlesnake Museum has the largest live rattlesnakes collection in the world. It features an assortment of snake-related memorabilia, works of art and artifacts. It has a diverse collection of snakes. The main aim of the museum was to show people how rattlesnakes have an impact on their lives, contribute to their conservation, and to overcome the fear of rattlesnakes.
Address: 202 San Felipe Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States
Phone: (505) 242 6569
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11:30am-5:30pm; Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Get in adventure spirit at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum!
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The Balloon Museum features the art, history, culture, science and spectacle of the hot-air ballooning. It has a great collection of ballooning memorabilia and equipments, and historic artifacts. There’s a story and movie time for the kids. Explore the space and air museum!
Address: 9201 Balloon Museum Drive, Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM 87113, United States
Phone: (505) 768 6020
Time Travel at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science!
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Explore the solar system, walk through the volcanoes, take a peek at the skeletons of the dinosaurs, learn about the New Mexico natural history, know about the Bill Gate’s connection to the Duke City and the role of the city in the computers era at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. From bones to bytes, the museum features it all!
Phone: (505) 841 2800
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Explore the art at University of New Mexico Art Museum!
The University of New Mexico Art Museum features permanent collection of fine arts, including the works of Picasso, Rembrandt, O’ Keeffe, and more. It also houses twentieth and twenty-first century paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures and drawings.
Address: 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, United States
Phone: (505) 277 4001
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Full day of fun with animals at ABQ Bio-Park Zoo!
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ABQ Bio-Park Zoo houses more than 250 species of animals in their natural habitat. Some of the species are elephants, zebras, polar bears, sea lions, seals, tamarins, orangutans, koalas, jaguars, mountain lions, and more. It also offers an array of programmes for adults as well as kids, such as animal shows, lectures, and more.
Address: 903 10th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, United States
Phone: (505) 768 2000
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am-6:00pm
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