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Albuquerque Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins in Old Town Albuquerque and takes you on a well-designed course through the historic and cultural streets as you visit churches walk through sculpture gardens and see the local parks and museums.  The tour requires approximately 1 mile of walking. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard for those with a competitive edge. leaving time to stop for a bite to eat or simply to enjoy the best southwestern sights of the town. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun on a scavenger hunt adventure! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn Albuquerque into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city
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Albuquerque Rio Grande Balloon Ride
"We fly most days at sunrise weather permitting. We begin by meeting you at our launch site which is right on the west side of the Rio Grande River. Once at the launch site we will inflate the balloon and fly for about an hour down the river valley here in Albuquerque. During the flight depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east Petroglyph national monument to the west
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Albuquerque Rio Grande Balloon Ride
"We fly most days at sunrise weather permitting. We begin by meeting you at our launch site which is right on the west side of the Rio Grande River. Once at the launch site we will inflate the balloon and fly for about an hour down the river valley here in Albuquerque. During the flight depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east Petroglyph national monument to the west
From $167.00

Land & People Tips (10)

Manuel's Food Market

Manuel’s Food Market opened in 1924 and is located at the present-day intersection of Edith Boulevard and Roma Avenue. Manuel lived to be 98 and his daughter, Clara, still runs the market. Adelita's...
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AlbuqRay
Jan 22, 2014

ABQ snowman extraordinaire!

This week (March, 2006) we had our first snow in over a year! All excited at this gift from the 'gods', some locals scrapped ALL the snow off the park grounds and made this fairly typical Albuquerque...
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kymbanm
Jan 21, 2007

Crosses along the road ....

Since I moved to New Mexico over 15 years ago, I noticed an odd (to me) tradition. Crosses, plastic flowers, and other memorabilia along various stretches of the roadside seemd a constant companion as...
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kymbanm
May 20, 2006

Bird Man of Albuquerque

Clyde is one of the icons of Albuquerque. I have seen him many times riding his bicycle with his birds on the handle bars. He now also has a cute little dog in a basket in the back. I finally saw him...
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AlbuqRay
Feb 07, 2004

Desert Xeriscape

Albuquerque is located in the high desert. It is common to find many homes with Xeriscaped gardens instead of lawns. This helps preserve the precious water which is scarce in the desert, especially...
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JamesABQ
Dec 26, 2003

Albuquerque is the most...

Albuquerque is the most multi-ethnic city of its size (500K)in the USA. My daughter went to an elementary school that I called 'The Little United Nations.' The Southeast quadrant is full of...
Marti_Reed
Aug 24, 2002

Colorful Albuquerque

In spite of a dry brown desert setting, Albuquerque is full of color. Many buildings are brightly colored throughout the city. Even the freeway is colored peach.
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JamesABQ
Dec 13, 2004

Local Architecture

This type of architecture is very common throughout Albuquerque and all throughout New Mexico as well. The houses are built to look like the old buildings once used by the native indians.
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JamesABQ
Jun 29, 2004

Balloon Fiesta

Once a year Hot air balloons from around the world descend on balloon fiesta park for a week long event. It starts the first weekend of October
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Jim_Eliason
Oct 18, 2003

Mariachi bands

There is a Spanish influence here and we were delighted to hear this youth mariachi band performing, they were great.
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Kodi01
Mar 26, 2003
 
 
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"Albuquerque - Where I Live and What to See and Do"
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"Albuquerque, New Mexico"
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"Albuquerque - It's a great place!"
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Things to Do Near Albuquerque

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Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

Located in Old Town, this museum is well worth paying the modest $3- entrance fee (children $1-, seniors $2-). Largely chronologically organized, the there are valuable ancient artifacts and old...
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Old Town

Probably the busiest tourist attraction in town is the Old Town, which is the remains of the original city center around a plaza, with adobe buildings turned into restaurants and shops. Mostly kitsch...
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is NOT in Old Town, nor in downtown Albuquerque, but it is easy and find as it can be seen from I-40 freeway. This is a wonderful place to visit for it's ceremonial...
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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

New Mexico is where the world's first atomic bomb was developed, built, and detonated, so it is appropriate that the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is located here. It is the only...
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Sandia Peak

Sandi Mountain range is about 30 miles long to the eat of Albuquerque city and suburbs. It is also 5-7 miles in depth to the east and fronting along Hwy 14 on the other side. Is has some urban hiking...
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