Things To Do

Gathering of Nations: 2017 Pow Wow

April 27-29, 2017
Tingley Coliseum/Expo New Mexico


Visit Albuquerque

Discover great adventures by exploring famous New Mexico attractions like the Sandia Peak Mountains, Petroglyphs National Monument, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and local fine arts districts.


  Area Guide/Local Attractions

Turquoise Museum

2107 Central Ave. NW
Don't be put off by the setting of this little gem of a museum in a strip mall west of Old Town. For those with curiosity, it's a real find that's been featured in Smithsonian Magazine and on 60 Minutes. The passion of father and son Joe P. Lowry and Joe Dan Lowry, it contains "the world's largest collection of  Read More>

University of New Mexico

1 University Hill NE
The state's largest institution of higher learning stretches across an attractive 70-acre campus about 2 miles east of downtown Albuquerque, north of Central Avenue and east of University Boulevard. The five campus museums, none of which charges admission, are constructed (like other UNM buildings) in a modified pueblo style. Popejoy Hall, in the south-central part of the campus, hosts many  Read More>

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

2000 Mountain Rd. NW
Take an interesting journey into New Mexico's present and past in this museum on the outskirts of Old Town. A recent expansion has brought new gallery space, filled with impressive changing exhibits. Most notable for me are works from the museum's art collection, which includes large canvases by Fritz Scholder, Peter Hurd, Ernest Blumenshein, and Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as  Read More>

Petroglyph National Monument

6001 Unser Blvd. NW
These lava flows were once a hunting and gathering area for prehistoric Native Americans, who left a chronicle of their beliefs etched on the dark basalt boulders. Some 25,000 petroglyphs provide a nice outdoor adventure after a morning in a museum. You'll want to stop at the visitor center to get a map and check out the interactive computer. From  Read More>

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

2901 Candelaria Rd. NW
This center, just a few miles north of Old Town, spans 270 acres of riverside forest and meadows that include stands of 100-year-old cottonwoods and a 3-acre pond. On the Rio Grande Flyway, an important migratory route for many birds, it's an excellent place to see sandhill cranes, Canadian geese, and quail -- more than 260 bird species have made  Read More>


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