Albuquerque Travel Guide to Arts, Culture, and Entertainment
You've seen the Top 10 Things to Do in Albuquerque... now see the rest! Consult our Albuquerque Travel Guide below and make plans to experience renowned Albuquerque NM museums, perhaps some exciting Native American Dances or the National Hispanic Cultural Center and many more surprisingly interesting activities in Albuquerque New Mexico.
Day trip to Jemez Pueblo and Points of interest
The Pueblo of Jemez is a located just 50 minutes northwest of Albuquerque along a very scenic drive. They are one of the 19 Native American pueblos remaining in New Mexico, and they have an interesting visitor center with local art, crafts, and great food for sale as well as amazing traditional events and Feast Days - some that are open to the public. There are many great natural sites and hiking further up in the Jemez Mountains and surrounding areas.
Phone: (575) 834-7235
Bandelier National Monument
This geological wonderland is best known for its mesas, sheer-walled canyons, and several thousand ancestral Pueblo dwellings. Bandelier National Park also includes over 23,000 acres of designated wilderness.
Phone: (505) 672-3861 x517
Puye Cliff Dwellings
Puye Cliffs is an amazing place to see and a great daytrip from Albuquerque. For more than three centuries Puye Cliffs was home to Pueblo Indians who lived, farmed and hunted game there and were ancestors of the present-day Santa Clara people, who now live at Santa Clara Pueblo, ten miles east of Puye.
Jump on the Rail Runner - Daytrip to Santa Fe
The Railrunner is a fast double-decker train offering greats view of the high desert landscape, and makes for an easy (and green) trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The oldest capital city in the U. S. is now celebrating its 400th anniversary, and is truly a world class destination for art, culture, shopping and dining
Phone: 866-795-RAIL (7245)
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Albuquerque is one of the best places in the world to make your dream come true and go for a ride in a Hot Air Balloon! Hot Air Balloon Ride Specialists, Rainbow Ryders offer Albuquerque balloon rides over the beautiful Rio Grande Valley, and is the official Ride Concession for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®. Read More
Phone: (505) 823-1111
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Currently, the National Hispanic Cultural conducts programs in the visual arts, performing arts, history & literary arts, media arts and is committed to providing meaningful educational opportunities. The Center offers School Day Events in Albuquerque, Family Day Events, outreach programs, online resources, classes, seminars, and other resources in order to educate and engage a wide audience on the richness and complexity of Latino culture.
Phone: (505) 246-2261
Travel on Historic Route 66
Albuquerque’s old Route 66 Landmark ‘Nob Hill’ and ‘Downtown’ areas are awash with buildings dating back to the 1930s and 40s, some with serious road history and some part of the Route 66 era. The gems of downtown include the Sunshine Building (built in 1923-24), the First National Bank Building (1922), the Rosenwald Building (1910), the KiMo Theater (1927), Maisel's (circa 1940) and more.
Cliffs Amusement Park
Cliffs Amusement Park has long been a local favorite, home to some of the wildest thrill rides ever, including the Rock-O-Plane, the SideWinder and the Sea Dragon! For the even more daring, there's the Galaxi Roller Coaster, sending riders for a wildly good time. Not to be missed is New Mexico's only super-coaster, The New Mexico Rattler! This world-famous ride with its high-speed thrills and excitement sinks its fangs into daring guests.
Phone: (505) 881-9373
Madrid & Scenic Byways
Visit the historic towns of Madrid, Las Golondrinas and many more. The scenery is breathtaking and there are many interesting byways to be travelled where one can find artist colonies, historic sites, amazing old churches, and good places to eat, tucked away just off the beaten path and waiting to be explored. There are many great places just a short drive from Albuquerque, and they make for great day trips in almost any direction.
National Atomic Museum
The nation's only congressionally chartered museum of nuclear science and history. The museum was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today's peaceful uses of nuclear technology.
Phone: (505) 245-2137
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