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

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History

With a great Albuquerque history gallery that's imaginative, interactive and easy to digest, as well as a permanent New Mexico art collection that extends to 20th-century masterpieces from Taos, this showpiece museu…
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 …
Top Choice Museum in Albuquerque

American International Rattlesnake Museum

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

Petroglyph National Monument

The lava fields preserved in this large desert park, west of the Rio Grande, are adorned with more than 23,000 ancient petroglyphs (1000 BC–AD 1700). Several trails are scattered far and wide: Boca Negra Canyon is t…
Cable Car in Albuquerque

Sandia Peak Tramway

The United States' 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 par…
Museum in Albuquerque

University of New Mexico

There are several museums and galleries packed into the small but peaceful campus of UNM, along with abundant public art and a performing arts center. The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology has a wonderful collection of…
Gardens in Albuquerque

Botanic Garden

The twin highlights in this peaceful park are the two large conservatories of Mediterranean and desert plants. You'll also find formal Japanese gardens, an elaborate model-train layout and a fantasy playground for k…
Museum in Albuquerque

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Located at the edge of the massive Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque’s southeast corner, and surrounded by an outdoor Heritage Park holding discarded missiles and fighter planes, this lively museum explores the…
Zoo in Albuquerque

ABQ BioPark Zoo

Set on 60 shady acres beside the Rio Grande, this zoo is home to more than 250 species and puts on a busy schedule of events and activities, including daily sea-lion feedings at 10:30am and 3:30pm. Every day except …