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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
From $167.00
 
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

Most Viewed Local Customs in New Mexico

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Land & People

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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Public Art

Nestled behind the hospitals in the South Martineztown area there is a small, neighborhood park at the corner of Edith and Roma, next to Longfellow Elementary School. A unique cultural treasure, the...
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Local Foods

New Mexico is known for it's chile, which comes in 2 colors/flavors .... red or green :) Red chile has a sharper flavor, and I find it more hot than flavorful. Green chile is addictive (I'm...
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Native Cultures

One can't travel through the Southwest without spotting Ristras strewn along a roofline or colorfully accenting a country kitchen. Ristras are a string of dried red chile, which tradition says bring...
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Options for Anthropology in New Mexico

New Mexico is tricultural with Native American, Chicano (the historical meaning) and Anglo cultures blended together. Depending on how many days you have and how much hiking are you willing to do, you...
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Jul 23, 2015

Would you like red, green or....Christmas??

Here in New Mexico, we are famous for that delicious vegetable that is the chile! You can of course, find different spice and chiles all over the world but New Mexico is famous for producing some of...
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Apr 24, 2013
 
 
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Descansos

The custom of marking the site of a death on the highway has deep roots in the Hispanic culture of the Southwest, where these memorials are often referred to as Descansos, "resting places"....
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AlbuqRay
Mar 31, 2011

Chillies are part of the New Mexico psyche

Chillies are part of the New Mexico psyche. They love to eat them and love to use them as decoration. The site of hanging “ristas” is a memory of New Mexico that you will never forget. These hanging...
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May 18, 2009

Leave a cross after making a request ....

One of the most amazing things at the Santuario de Chimayo is the shear number of homemade crosses that adorn the fencing along the stream. The tradition here is to leave a cross behind to mark your...
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kymbanm
Nov 05, 2006

Religious Folkart

The Spanish exploration of the New Worlds included a promise to the Catholic Church to provide more souls for the church itself. Therefore, Catholocism was an important part of conquistador life. With...
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kymbanm
Nov 05, 2006

Mysterious But Devout Penitente

There are many ways that people have chosen to worship God. Los Hermanos Penitentes in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado are very different from mainstream and have had to become secretive....
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AlbuqRay
Sep 30, 2006

Door to where?

For some reason, as we were driving around in awe of the southwestern flavour throughout the whole area, I was drawn to this old door propped outside someone's storefront. This is not uncommon a sight...
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TropicGirl77
Aug 26, 2006

Adobe style homesteads

I love how the adobe style homes cover the landscaping in the southwest. While New Mexico is modern in it's architecture, there is still the simplicity and sensibility to have many homes and...
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TropicGirl77
Aug 26, 2006

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
Jul 25, 2006

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125 Second Street North-West, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102, United States
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Top Things to Do in New Mexico

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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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Loretto Chapel

This deconsecrated church - owned by the adjoining Inn At The Loretto, and now a museum/wedding chapel - is famous for its ‘miraculous’ helix-shaped stairway: a bit of local lore that has been been...
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Taos Pueblo

It is on Navajo reservation. So they charge what will prevail; that being $10. This is for a guide tour and the tour takes about 20 minutes tops. You only see a couple of rooms/apartment portions. The...
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Taos Pueblo Stream

This small stream is the life blood of the community providing water for the community, its livestock and crops. The stream runs a few hundred meters from the pueblo within easy walking distance but...
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Historic District

Bandelier has some excellent examples of an architectural movement which blossomed in the Southwest parks during the the 20’s and 30’s. 29 Depression-era structures clustered around the Frijoles...
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Hiking

We go to Red River very often, it's close to Taos where my husband's family is from. We decided to go on a hike at Red River, I have to admit I don't remember the name of the trail but we picked the...
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"Land of Enchantment"
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"New Mexico, Earth, But Out of this World"
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"One of our 50 is missing!"
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"UNIQUE CULTURE AMONGST SOUTHWEST GRANDUER"
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"Our Land of Enchantment"
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