Sights in Albuquerque

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There's plenty to see and do in Albuquerque itself before you head out to see the sights of the surrounding areas. The main drag through town in Central Avenue, old Rt. 66. While a good portion of it is seedy, the areas near the university (known as Nob Hill) as well as downtown are worth seeing. There are a plethora of shops and restaurants to keep one busy for a few hours.

If you enjoy the outdoors, it may interest you to head down to the Bosque, the forested preserve along the Rio Grande. There are walking trails, horse trails, biking trails, and opportunities to see a good deal of local character.

If you're looking to see 'old' Albuquerque, you may want to head to Old Town, which is around Central/Rio Grande. One of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, the area has been converted from houses into shops and restaurants, many catering mostly to tourists. Don't just walk in any door thinking it's a shop though; some folks still live here.

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Explora Science Center

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Explora is a center that provides opportunities for people of all ages to experience 250 interactive exhibits, theater programs and a variety of activities in science, technology and art. Adults 18 and over may attend bi-monthly Adult Night and there are more than 180 educational and entertaining explorations for kids and adults.

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address:1701 Mountain Road, NW,
tel:(505)224-8323
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM 87104
openingHours:Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sundays noon-6pm
url:www.explora.mus.nm.us
email:explora@esccma.org

Wheels Museum

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address:215 Central Ave NW # 100,
tel:(505)243-6269
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Museum

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address:2000 Mountain Rd NW,
tel:(505)243-7255
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459

Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Sho

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address:202 San Felipe St NW,
tel:(505)242-6569
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM

Indian Pueblo Cultural Ctr

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address:2401 12th St NW,
tel:(505)843-7270
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM 87104-2302

New Mexico Museum of Natural

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address:1801 Mountain Rd NW,
tel:(505)841-2802
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM

Magnifico Albuquerque Festiva

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address:516 Central Ave SW,
tel:(505)242-8244
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM 87102-3114

Doll Museum & Shoppe

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address:5201 Constitution Ave NE,
tel:(505)255-8555
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM 87110-5813

Jonson Gallery

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address:1909 Las Lomas Rd NE,
tel:(505)277-4967
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM 87106-3805

J & R Auto Museum & Bookstore

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address:3650 Nm 528 NW # A,
tel:(505)867-2881
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM 87114-8900

Museum of Turquoise

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address:2107 Central Ave NW,
tel:(505)247-8650
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM 87104-1605

National Atomic Museum

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The National Atomic Museum chronicles the discovery of atomic energy, the development of nuclear technology, and the nuclear weapons program, and profiles the influential scientists and politicians who shaped and utilized the world's first atomic bomb.  The museum was originally built on Kirtland Air Force Base because of Kirtland's role in the Manhattan Project.  The Museum has since moved to Mountain Road just outside of Old Town--it's hard to miss with the missile sitting out front.  As you will learn after your visit, New Mexico is the best place for the more..

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address:1905 Mountain Road NW
tel:(505) 245-2137
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico Activities Assn

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address:6600 Palomas Ave NE,
tel:(505)821-1887
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM 87109-5639

Telephone Pioneer Museum

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address:110 4th St NW,
tel:(505)842-2937
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM

University Art Museum

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address:Cornell Dr & Central Ave,
tel:(505)277-4001
zipcode:Albuquerque, NM

National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico

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Located in the Barelas area, the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico is the largest in this country devoted to Latino culture. With its $10 million programming endowment (with notable Latinos on the board such as Rita Moreno and Edward James Olmos), the Center features several art galleries, performance venues, research center and library, first-rate museum, restaurants and countless exhibits. An architectural showpiece, the Center, one of Albuquerque destinations you'll want to enjoy, has influences from Moorish Spain to the American Southwest. There more..

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tel:505-246-2261
openingHours:Tues-Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
url:www.nhccnm.org
address:1701 4th Street SW (at Bridges Street), Barelas, Albuquerque

Jemez State Monument

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Jemez State Monument is one of the Albuquerque attractions you should put on your list if you have a few hours. Located on New Mexico Route 4 in Jemez Springs, the Monument is only about 18 miles from Albuquerque. It’s a small monument, but it takes you back through the history of the Jemez people. Begin your visit in the museum, which tells of the Giusewa (“the place of boiling waters”), the original Tewa name for the region. Next, stroll through the ruins, where plaques tell of how the missionaries, who thought the Jemez people to be barbaric, sought to civilize them. more..

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accessibility:Wheelchair accessible
tel:505-829-3530
openingHours:8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, closed Tuesday
url:www.nmmonuments.org
address:18160 NM 4, Jemez Springs, NM

ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

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The Gardens are beautiful, the miniature Railroads are wonderful, and the butterfly exhibit is great; however beware of the heartless women at the ticket booth who will not sell a Train Ticket for a 2 year old accompanied by his Grandparents after 12:00 PM. They claimed too many riders while the Parking Lot was one step away from being a Ghost Town.

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tel:(505) 768-2000
openingHours:Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
url:www.cabq.gov
address:2601 Central Ave. NW
email:bioparkadmissions@cabq.gov
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