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Drive down Rt 66 - Albuquerque

Drive down Rt 66

Drive Down Route 66 Route 66 & Downtown Review

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.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Balloon Fiesta - Albuquerque

Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Fiesta Review

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.

Website: http://www.aibf.org/index.php

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 2, 2004
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Statue Outside Zoo - Albuquerque

Statue Outside Zoo

Rio Grande Zoo Biopark & Zoo Review

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

Website: http://www.cabq.gov/biopark/zoo/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 10, 2004
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Hispanic Cultural Center - Albuquerque

Hispanic Cultural Center

National Hispanic Cultural Center Regional Cultural Centers Review

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.

Website: http://www.nhccnm.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 4, 2004
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Kimo - Albuquerque

Kimo

Kimo Theatre Route 66 & Downtown Review

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

Website: http://www.cabq.gov/kimo/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 31, 2004
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Sandia Peak Tram - Albuquerque

Sandia Peak Tram

Sandia Peak Tramway Sandia Peak Review

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.

FROM I-25
EXIT 234: EXIT 234 Tramway Road. Follow Tramway Road, East to the Sandia Peak Tramway.

Phone: (505) 856-6419

Website: http://www.sandiapeak.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 8, 2004
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Old Town - Albuquerque

Old Town

Old Town Albuquerque Old Town Review

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

Website: http://www.oldtownalbuquerque.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 29, 2004
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Triceretops outside museum - Albuquerque

Triceretops outside museum

Museum Of Natural History Museums Review

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

Website: http://museums.state.nm.us/nmmnh/nmmnh.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 29, 2004
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Explora Kids Museum - Albuquerque

Explora Kids Museum

Explora Kids Museum Museums Review

This museum for kids actually encourages people to touch the exhibits. It's completely hands on.

Hours and Admission:
Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-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

Website: http://www.explora.mus.nm.us/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 29, 2004
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