Come monkey around at the ABQ BioPark Zoo. Hang around with gorillas and orangutans. Chill with the Zoo's polar bears at Inukshuk Bay. Founded on the banks of the Rio Grande River in 1927, the 64-acre zoo attraction is home to a jungle full of exotic and native animals, along with the Botanic Garden, Albuquerque Aquarium, and Tingley Beach.
Find gallons of fish fun at the Albuquerque Aquarium located in the ABQ BioPark near Old Town. Journey the glass maze of fresh water and salt water tanks overflowing with mesmerizing sharks, stingrays, barracudas, turtles and thousands of jelly fish. This water adventure land even has life-sized models of historic and current sailing ships. You can explore the ocean without getting wet at this attraction!
New Mexico Art and its global influences are found at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. The spacious and airy museum attraction features permanent installations and special exhibits from around the world that showcase centuries of art and artifacts. Enjoy dining at the museum cafe and purchasing works of art, books, and fine arts and crafts at the Gallery Store.
Meet your friends or make new ones at Albuquerque's Historic Old Town, the heart of the city's cultural center and home to some of its best attractions. Explore the Explora Museum's hands-on exhibits in science and art, shop at San Pasqual's home decor and accessories, dine at High Noon Restaurant & Saloon, and see the sights and the sounds of the city on an ABQ Trolley ride.
Find family thrills at Cliff's Amusement Park in Albuquerque! Since 1959, the family-owned park has featured exciting thrill, water and family amusement rides and attractions like The New Mexico Rattler, voted one of the Top 25 wooden roller coasters in the world. Everywhere you look there are fun games to play and yummy places to visit.
Explore a science playground at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum. Each of the 250 interactive exhibits and attractions beg to be played and experimented with from mind-boggling activities to illusions to computer-generated art. Welcome to one of the best times parents can have with their children!
Rain or shine or anytime, enjoy family fun at Hinkle Family Fun Center in ABQ! Bring the kids and their friends for hours of fun at the Fun Center Game Room. BattleTech Firestorm Virtual Reality Pods, bumper boats, bumper cars, go karts, lazer tag, mini golf, paintball and the Rock are just a few of the games and attractions you'll find here. Whew, now that's a day full of fun!
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque preserves and promotes the culture, history and art of the Pueblo people. Of the 21 Pueblo villages that exist today, ABQ is home to 19 villages from the Acoma Pueblo to the Zuni Pueblo village. The 10,000-square-foot attraction offers permanent exhibits and changing exhibits that feature traditional and contemporary Indian artists and dances.
Naturalists go to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science near Old Town Albuquerque to explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest. Naturally there are exhibits and attractions like the Dawn of the Dinosaurs and New Mexico's Ice Age, 3D films that come to life at the Dynatheater, and stars falling at the Planetarium.
Forget the tour bus see the landscape of Albuquerque from above on an adventure with Private Balloon Flights. This unique experience offers the opportunity to see awesome views of the Rocky Mountains and the Rio Grande River, away from all the hustle and bustle below. After your flight, you can enjoy a continental brunch and a champagne toast to your completed excursion.
Reach high up in the sky on the Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This attraction is the world's longest aerial tram ride, taking visitors 2.7 miles to the 10,000-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains. The mountain top sports world class skiing and snowboarding, an observation deck with panoramic views and two restaurants.
In 2010 Fox News voted Tinkertown Museum the best small museum in America. The museum attraction started as a hobby and took 40 years to carve, collect and passionately construct the world's most amazing and eccentric collection of Americana. Kids marvel at winding walls made out of 50,000 glass bottles; wagon wheels, Otto the one-man-band, Esmerelda the Fortune Teller, and the 35' wooden sail boat that braved a ten year voyage around the world.