Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Albuquerque

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Collectively run by New Mexico's 19 Pueblos, this cultural center makes an essential stop-off during even the shortest Albuquerque visit. The museum downstairs holds fascinating displays on the Pueblos’ collective h…
Top Choice Museum in Albuquerque

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Dinosaur-mad kids are certain to love this huge modern museum, on the northeastern fringes of Old Town. From the T Rex in the main atrium onwards, it’s crammed with ferocious ancient beasts. The emphasis throughout …
Museum in Albuquerque

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History

With revamped history galleries exploring the city’s past from Spanish days onward, and a permanent art collection that extends to outsider and vernacular work as well as 20th-century masterpieces from the Taos Scho…
Top Choice Museum in Albuquerque

American International Rattlesnake Museum

Anyone charmed by snakes and all things slithery will find this museum fascinating; for ophidiaphobes, it’s a complete nightmare, filled with the world’s largest collection of different rattlesnake species. You’ll a…
Area in Albuquerque

South Valley & North Valley

Both these traditional agricultural areas near the Rio Grande are characterized by open spaces, small ranches, farms, and acequias (irrigation ditches paralleled by footpaths). Chickens and horses roam fields betwee…
Museum in Albuquerque

University of New Mexico

There are eight museums and galleries packed into the small but peaceful campus of UNM, along with abundant public art and a performing arts center. The Tamarind Institute helped to save the art of lithography from …
Area in Albuquerque

Corrales

When Spanish settlers established this village in 1710, Tewa Indians had already been growing crops here for a thousand years. These days, the hills produce surprising quantities of fine wine. Even more rural than N…
Archaeological Site in Albuquerque

Petroglyph National Monument

The lava field preserved in this large desert park, west of the Rio Grande, is adorned with more than 20,000 ancient petroglyphs. Take exit 154 off I-40 to reach the visitor center, 5.5 miles northwest of Old Town, …
Notable Building in Albuquerque

National Hispanic Cultural Center

In the historic Barelas neighborhood, near the river a mile south of downtown, this modern, architecturally imaginative center for Hispanic visual, performing and literary arts holds three galleries used for tempora…
Cable Car in Albuquerque

Sandia Peak Tramway

The world's longest aerial tram climbs 2.7 miles from the desert floor in the northeast corner of the city to the summit of 10,378ft Sandia Crest. The views are spectacular at any time, though sunsets are particular…