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Albuquerque

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Albuquerque

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Albuquerque

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Welcome to Albuquerque, NM

In spite of its urban sprawl, Albuquerque merits a second look, and perhaps a stay of more than a day or two before you journey on to Santa Fe or Taos. Perfectly set as the gateway to other New Mexico wonders like Acoma Pueblo and Chaco Canyon, Albuquerque’s own rich history and dramatic terrain — desert volcanoes, the meandering Rio Grande, and a striking confluence of mountain ranges — have long captured the imagination of folks en route from here to there. Explore

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    Albuquerque's terrain is diverse. Along the river in the North and South valleys, the elevation hovers at about...
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  • Restaurants

    The Duke City has long been a place for hearty home-style cooking in big portions, and to this day, it's easy to...
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    With a few notable independently owned exceptions—Hotel Albuquerque, Hotel Andaluz, and Hotel Parq Central—Albuquerque's...
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    For the 411 on arts and nightlife, consult the freebie weeklies Local IQ (www.local-IQ.com) and Alibi (www.alibi.com),...
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    Albuquerque's shopping strengths include a handful of cool retail districts, such as Nob Hill, Old Town, Downtown/EDo,...
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    Albuquerque has a variety of sports activities for the spectator or active participant.
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Things You Can't Miss

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Rise Into the Sky on the Sandia Peak Tramway

Climb more than 3,800 feet along a 2.7-mile route on one of the world longest tramways. Hiking trails and a restaurant wait at the top.

Rise Into the Sky on the Sandia Peak Tramway

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All About the World of Ballooning

If you can’t make the city’s famed October festival, tour the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

All About the World of Ballooning

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Ancient Art Preserved for Centuries

More than 20,000 rock-art images are on display at Petroglyph National Monument, which includes several cinder cones created by prehistoric volcanos.

Ancient Art Preserved for Centuries

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A Trendy Bit of Old Route 66

The Nob Hill section of Central Avenue is now a strip of restaurants and shops, highlighted by preserved neon signs giving the area a cool retro feel.

A Trendy Bit of Old Route 66

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This Historic District Invites Relaxed Exploration

Built around a central plaza, the Old Town area dates back to 1706 and includes museums, art galleries, restaurants, shops and a beautiful 1793 church.

This Historic District Invites Relaxed Exploration

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How Splitting the Atom Changed the World

Exhibits at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History tell the story of atomic power from early discoveries to wartime and peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

How Splitting the Atom Changed the World

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