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About Albuquerque, NM


About Albuquerque - "The Duke City"


Albuquerque has a rich and varied history ranging to the time of the dinosaurs, to Native Americans, and the Nuclear Age.

Many dinosaur fossils have been dug up in the area, and Albuquerque has a museum dedicated to this part of the city's culture. The museum is the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. It has a complete 110 foot long replica of a Siesmosaurus, and a Saurophaganax which is similar to the Tyrannosaurus rex.

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center commemorates the Native American history with traditional dances, lectures, and Pueblo art exhibits.

In the Southeastern part of Albuquerque is the White Sands Proving Ground, also known as the White Sands Missile Range. This is where the first nuclear test was conducted in 1942. While this is a military installation operated by the Air Force, the rest of us civilians can visit the Museum of Nuclear Science and History to learn more about this part of history.

Roswell, NM which has even more eerie history as the site of the alleged UFO crash in 1947, is about a 3 hour from Albuquerque as well if you are interested in that sort of thing.

On the more charming side, visit the Old Town district in Albuquerque for an array of art galleries, boutique shops, museums, and cozy patios to relax and take in the sun.

The BioPark is a biological park that features a zoo, aquarium, botanic garden and more. The zoo offers exotic and local species in a variety of exhibits. At the aquarium you'll see sharks, jellyfish, and a beautiful array of Pacific coral reef fish. The botanic garden as some beautiful waterfalls, Japanese and formal gardens, and butterflies.

You'll notice a lot of green chile options on the menus around town. You can put it on anything, and it is delicious so don't be afraid to give it a try!

Albuquerque is lacking in the public transportation department but it's pretty easy to get around by car or on foot.

If you're looking to get outside of town, the Sandia Mountains east of the city has hiking trails that give you some amazing views. In the winter, the trails can be used for skiing. If you want to take in the views without hiking or skiing, the Sandia Tramway goes all the way up to the observation deck, 10,378 feet up.

Albuquerque itself sits at 5,321 feet in elevation so the altitude can take a few days or weeks to get used to.


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Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, NM
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Civic Plaza
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Nob Hill District
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Downtown


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