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Drive down Rt 66
The "Mother Road", old route 66 runs the entire length of the city, East to West. This old highway brought Albuquerque many a traveler and was very instrumental in its growth. Many old remnants of its heyday still remain. The neon signs, the old motels and many restaurants to choose from.
Address: Central Ave.
The largest gathering of hot air balloons in the world. Pilots come from all over the world to fly their balloons in this week long celebration. Over 750 balloons fill the skies of Albuquerque every year in October.
Address: Alameda west of I-25
Directions: North end of the city.
Statue Outside Zoo
Very beautiful zoo. The Rio Grande Zoo is one of my favorite spots in the city. Very relaxing walking through the zoo looking at all the exhibits.
Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Weekdays
Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM Weekends
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day
Address: 903 Tenth Street SW
Directions: Near downtown Albuquerque.
Phone: (505) 764-6200
Hispanic Cultural Center
Restaurants, art galleries, and a performing arts theater are all part of this cultural center.
"The architectural design of the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) was created to accommodate a wealth of cultural programs developed by Center staff with the assistance of leading New Mexico Hispanic artists, educators, scholars; and business people. Many architectural features recall building styles of Spain and Latin America."
Address: 1701 4th SW
Directions: South of downtown.
Phone: (505) 246-2261.
Very unique architecture. This theatre really stands out. "Pueblo Deco picture palace, opened on September 19, 1927. Pueblo Deco was a flamboyant, short-lived architectural style that fused the spirit of the Native American cultures of the Southwest with the exuberance of Art Deco."
Address: 423 Central NW
Directions: In Downtown Albuquerque
Phone: KiMo Box Office - (505) 768-3544
Sandia Peak Tram
The Tramway, one of the longest in the world, ascends 10,300 feet (over 2 miles) into the air. Giving you breathtaking views of the city and sunsets over the Rio Grande valley.
Address: #10 Tramway Loop NE
Directions: FROM I-40
Exit 167: Tramway Blvd., take Tramway Blvd. North approximately 9 miles to the Sandia Peak Tramway.
EXIT 234: EXIT 234 Tramway Road. Follow Tramway Road, East to the Sandia Peak Tramway.
Phone: (505) 856-6419
Old Town was the original village where it all began. In 1706 La Villa de Alburquerque was founded. From that small village the city of Albuquerque grew. Old Town is definately worth a stroll. Lots of shopping and art galleries.
Address: Just West of downtown Albuquerque
Directions: Near downtown
Triceretops outside museum
Many great dinosaur exhibits plus a dynamax theater and planetarium.
Venue/ Adult/ Senior/ Children 3-12
Museum/ $5/ $4/ $2
DynaTheater/ $6/ $5/ $3
Planetarium/ $6/ $5/ $3
Virtual Voyages/ $5/ $4/ $3
Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW
Directions: Near Old Town .
Phone: (505) 841-2800
Explora Kids Museum
This museum for kids actually encourages people to touch the exhibits. It's completely hands on.
Hours and Admission:
Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm
Adults (12-64) $7.00
Seniors (65+) $5.00
Children (1-11) $3.00
Children (under 1) Free
Address: 1701 Mountain Road NW
Directions: Near Old Town
Phone: (505) 224-8300
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