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ABQ BioPark

2.41 miles – 5 minutes

The ABQ BioPark is made up of the zoo, aquarium, and botanical gardens, with Tingley Beach dividing the two separate areas. The zoo is connected to the aquarium and botanical gardens by rail train to make a full day of exploration between both sites possible. (Directions to ABQ BioPark)

Albuquerque Museum

1.93 miles – 6 minutes

Located on Mountain Road. – Features an in-depth exhibit on the history of the area, along with works of art that showcase New Mexico as a haven for artists. Frequently hosts national and international traveling exhibits. Jazz concerts are also held in the patio amphitheater on summer evenings. (Directions to Albuquerque Museum)

Albuquerque Balloon Museum

10.1 miles – 15 minutes

Balloon Museum Drive. – Albuquerque is the capital of ballooning. This is the premier museum dedicated to the history, science, art, and culture of ballooning. A must see for balloon enthusiasts. (Directions to Albuquerque Balloon Museum)

Coronado State Monument

20.57 miles – 25 minutes

Explore the ruins of Kuaua Pueblo, a 15th century pueblo, where Spaniard Coronado and his fellow explorers wintered while searching for the Seven Cities of Gold. (Directions to Coronado State Monument)

EXPLORA!

1.70 miles – 5 minutes

Located on Mountain Road. – This hands-on science center offers an entertaining and educational visit, with 35 interactive exhibits on light, electricity, sound, health, and the human body. The museum also hosts many special events, including adult nights and much more. (Directions to EXPLORA!)

Hispanic Cultural Center

1.4 miles – 5 minutes

Located on 4th Street. – This cultural center focuses on Hispanic culture, including music, dance, literary arts, film, visual arts, and food. Exhibits celebrate Hispanic traditions through various festivals, like Cinco de Mayo and Dia de los Muertos. There is also a performing arts complex, library, and genealogy center. (Directions to Hispanic Cultural Center)

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

2.46 miles – 7 minutes

Located on 12th Street. – This museum and living monument traces the history of the state’s 19 Indian Pueblos. Changing exhibits feature contemporary work by Pueblo artists. Performances of seasonal and traditional dances are also showcased. (Directions to Indian Pueblo Cultural Center)

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

1.6 miles – 4 minutes

Located on the University of New Mexico – Exhibits include “Ancestors,” chronicling four million years of human emergence, and “People of the Southwest,” exploring the life, ways, art, and culture of more than 10,000 years of human occupation in the Southwest. (Directions to Maxwell Museum of Anthropology)

National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

9.31 miles – 14 minutes

Located on Eubank Boulevard. – Exhibits trace the development of the atomic bomb. Full scale models of missiles and aircraft are on display. (Directions to National Museum of Nuclear Science and History )

New Mexico Museum of Natural History

1.73 miles – 5 minutes

Located on Mountain Road. – Walk through a simulated volcano, tour a cool ice age cave, look up at some of the largest dinosaurs that ever lived, and learn about the four life zones of New Mexico. The Dynamax Theater on site also features spectacular nature movies. ( Directions to New Mexico Museum of Natural History )

Old Town

1.8 miles – 5 minutes

Old Town Plaza was established in 1706, and has enchanted Conquistadors, settlers, visitors, and locals ever since. You will find shopping ranging from trinkets for kids, to clothing and books, to amazing native jewelry and artwork of all types. With over 100 unique galleries, shops, restaurants, and museums – plus one-of-the oldest churches in the United States – Old Town is a must see while visiting Albuquerque. (Directions to Old Town)

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

4.9 miles – 12 minutes

Located on Candelaria Road. – Two miles of nature trails through the Rio Grande Bosque, including trails leading directly to the river. The Nature Center houses exhibits of plants and animals distinct to the region, and there is also a special waterfowl observation area. (Directions to Rio Grande Nature Center State Park)

Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway

16.1 miles – 24 minutes

Located on Tramway. – The world’s longest single-span tramway takes visitors 2.7 miles above deep canyons for stunning views. The twenty-minute journey goes through 4 of the 7 life zones on earth, and gives you the opportunity to possibly see mountain lions, bears, mountain sheep, mule deer, eagles, and sawe inspiring views of Albuquerque and the surrounding 11,000 square miles. Stop in for a drink or a meal at one of the restaurants, located at both the top and bottom of the Tramway. (Directions to Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway)

Local Shopping

0 miles – 3 min.

Hotel Andaluz Mercado has all the necessities, snacks, drinks, guest room items, and popular local goods you may need or want. Open 24 hours in Reception.

Nob Hill

3.2 miles – 4 min.

This historic Albuquerque neighborhood offers local restaurants, fine dining, breweries, nightlife, and eclectic shopping. Located along Central Avenue. (Directions to Nob Hill)

ABQ Uptown

6.3 miles – 11 min.

Albuquerque Uptown (ABQ Uptown) is an open air pedestrian mall with big-name stores, restaurants, and attractions. ABQ Uptown Shopping Center is located on the eastside of Albuquerque on Louisiana Boulevard. (Directions to ABQ Uptown)

Winrock Town Centre

6.3 miles – 11 min.

Winrock Town Center in Albuquerque offers the finest in shopping, dining, and entertainment, from leading national brands to the best in local specialty retail. (Directions to Winrock Town Centre)

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