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What to see in Albuquerque

Albuquerque Attractions


Albuquerque can be described as a breath of fresh air, offering those who visit the city an array of choice attractions and interests in which to indulge.

Home to some incredible golf courses and beautiful scenery, those in search of some relaxation will find it. Taking a hot air balloon trip over the Rio Grande Valley, horseback riding on the river banks, enjoying the top class New Mexican cuisine or just taking a stroll through the Old Town, these are just some of the things Albuquerque has to offer.

The Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway is a popular attraction, providing wonderful scenery of the city as it climbs the 10,378-foot peak of the mountains, as are the many tours on offer to visitors; trams, trolleys and buses all provide great tours whatever the interest. For those wishing to explore the depths of Albuquerque's cultural history, a visit to the National Hispanic Cultural Center will satisfy the need for curiosity as will the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. With nineteen museums to explore, including the Albuquerque Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, there is lots to learn and enjoy in the arts and history.

For serious outdoorsy action, visitors enjoy the 17-mile-long (27km) stretch of escarpment that is the West Mesa and home to historic rock carvings or petroglyphs; it is here tourists will find the Petrogylph National Monument. Residents of New Mexico and visitors alike enjoy the outdoors fully here making time for hikes, exploring the many trails and taking in the scenery. The Carlsbad Caverns National Park is also where you will find lovers of the open air, making for another top spot for visitors.


Albuquerque Museum

The Albuquerque Museum, on the edge of the city's Old Town, explores New Mexico's past using the largest collection of…

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American International Rattlesnake Museum

Albuquerque's Rattlesnake Museum is an exciting and educational experience. Billed as an animal conservation museum the…

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Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a popular attraction in New Mexico containing the Carlsbad Cavern, (also known as the…

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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is designed to give an introduction to New Mexico's rich Native American cultural heritage…

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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

The exciting Museum of Natural History takes visitors on a time trip through 12 billion years, from the formation of…

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Petroglyph National Monument

One of Albuquerque's most enjoyable recreational attractions is the 17-mile-long (27km) stretch of escarpment of the…

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Sandia Peak Tramway

The perfect awe-inspiring overview of Albuquerque can be had from nearly one mile (2km) above the city on top of Sandia…

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Turquoise Trail

Travellers who abandon the highway and opt for the scenic byways will be rewarded with The Turquoise Trail state-designated…

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