Tag Archive: Albuquerque Attractions

Jan 05

Top 10 Albuquerque


ABQ a city that we have visited many times as we have trekked out west.  It is fun a city, lots to see and do.  We enjoy Albuquerque probably more than we should.  One reason might be due to the fact there is not whole bunch of things to see on the way there. Western …

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Dec 15

Mass Ascension: ABQ Balloon Festival


The Mass Ascension was sight to behold.  We imagined it was going to be something special, but even our wildest imagination fell far short. Hundreds of bright colorful balloons drifting away.  It was like poetry in motion.  We love to travel around and not see the same place over again but right after we saw …

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Dec 03

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park


The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is a nice little oasis in Albuquerque New Mexico.  It provides its visitors access to the Paseo del Bosque trail, a 16-mile bike trail that follows the Rio Grande.  Besides its easy on and off access to the trail, the Rio Grande Nature Center is a good place to …

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Nov 29

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta


The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is a feast for the senses.  A spectacle almost beyond imagination.  Very few things live up to the hype, but I can honestly say that the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta not only lived up to our expectations but surpassed it. The only sore spot about the whole experience was that we thought …

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Nov 25

Petroglyph National Monument


Situated on the Westside of Albuquerque, Petroglyph National Monument was an ideal stop for us as we were in town for the balloon fiesta.  It was cheap to visit. The weather was nice so being outside was a must.  It was also one of the last major attractions in the ABQ that we had not …

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Sep 18

Old Town: Albuquerque


Old Town Albuquerque was a lot of fun for my wife and I mainly because we got to do something we hardly ever get to do anymore which is spend some alone time together.  My wife, Karen, had her parents watch our daughter for a short spell while we got to do a little window …

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Sep 11

San Felipe de Neri Church: Albuquerque


San Felipe de Neri Church is an active parish since its establishment in 1706 and the original building was completed in 1719 unfortunately the first building collapsed in 1792 after very heavy rain.  In 1793 a new and still standing church was constructed in adobe fashion.  The San Felipe de Neri Church is a great …

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Sep 08

Explora Science Center: The Children’s Museum

M in a bubble

The Explora Science Center is a fun learning environment geared towards preteens and was a blast for our 2 year old.  We had never taken her to a children’s museum before or even a science museum for that matter, but we picked a really good one to start her at.  The Explora Science Center is a …

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May 23

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located in Old Town Albuquerque which dates back to the founding of the city by the Spanish in 1706.  It is a very touristy part of the city with lots of shops and historic adobe buildings that surround an area like a town square or central plaza.  …

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May 04

Albuquerque Aquarium: Big Fish in a Mountain Pond

Tropical Fish

The Albuquerque Aquarium is just one of three attractions that make up the ABQ BioPark, which in my opinion is the best value for what you get in it’s three attractions in the city.  You can read more about the BioPark by clicking here.  While it is definitely not the biggest aquarium that I have …

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