Best Albuquerque, NM Attractions

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    9. Explora

    Just across from the Albuquerque Museum is ¬°Explora!, an interactive, science-based children's museum for kids of all ages. Learn about water dynamics, aviation, electronics, robots, physics and light through a...

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    7. American International Rattlesnake Museum

    Slither over to the International Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town (, 202 San Felipe). The museum is a herpetologist's dream, featuring our oft-misunderstood rattlesnakes, as well as other reptiles...

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    6. National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

    The museum highlights the history of atomic energy, from its discovery to Los Alamos's Manhattan Project and atomic weapons to peaceful uses for atomic energy such as nuclear medicine. A B-52 bomber and other...

    Photo courtesy of National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
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    5. ABQ BioPark Zoo

    More 1,000 animals call the Rio Grande Zoo home, including cheetahs, siamangs, elephants, seals, gators, many primates, and koalas. The reptile and amphibian house and the Tropical America buildings house all manner...

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    3. Albuquerque Museum

    An excellent place for Albuquerque exploration is at the Albuquerque Museum History (2000 Mountain Road NW, 505-243-7255, In addition to highlighting the Duke City's history from pre-Spanish...

    Photo courtesy of Steve Larese for USA TODAY
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    2. ABQ BioPark Aquarium

    The Albuquerque Biopark is collectively a zoo, aquarium and botanical gardens linked together by the Rio Line, a narrow-gauge railroad that travels between the facilities. The Albuquerque zoo is award winning for its...

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    1. Sandia Peak Tramway

    Sandia Peak Tramway is the world's longest aerial tram at 2.6 miles. The 20-minute journey has you gliding above the Sandia Wilderness and affords eagle views of New Mexico to the horizon. At the top, hike, snowshoe,...

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About Albuquerque, NM Attractions

A round of golf or mountain bike ride, bright boutiques, amazing museums, world-renowned art, wilderness hikes and gourmet dinners savored while watching the most amazing sunset you’ve ever seen – at 10,500 feet. Sound like a perfect week’s vacation? You can do all of this in a day in Albuquerque. 


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