New Mexico is rich with activities! Santa Fe is 40 miles north, Albuquerque 10 miles south-everything from A-Z you will find right here in northern New Mexico. Make your trip a trip to remember and customize it to fit your personality. We hope that you will find this Local Attractions page to be a helpful guide during your stay with us!
A trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. See some of nature's more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. Located on the eastern edge of Albuquerque, in the Sandia Foothills off of Tramway Rd..
Take a walk on the wild side with a trip to our beautiful 64-acre Albuquerque Zoo! See over 250 species of exotic and native animals. Ride the zoo train or camel, and watch the daily Giraffe, Polar Bear, Seal and Sea Lion, and Crocodile feedings just to name a few. Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is charged.
Albuquerque Museum of Art & History is a continually-evolving display of art, artifacts and photographs depicting the richness of New Mexico culture. Since they change the exhibits frequently, there's always something new to see. The museum also offers special tours of Casa San Ysidro in Corrales, an Old Town walking tour, and a docent-guided tour of the outdoor sculpture garden. Click for admission details.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is a natural history and science museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico near Old Town Albuquerque. The Museum was founded in 1986.The Museum's permanent exhibit halls illustrate a "journey through time", covering the birth of the Universe(˜13.6 billion years ago) to the Ice Age˜(10,000 years ago). The eight journey through time halls are as follows: Origins, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Jurassic Super Giants, New Mexico's Seacoast, Age of Volcanoes, Evolving Grasslands, Cave Experience, and New Mexico's Ice Age. Hours are 9:00 am-5:00 pm Everyday (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day). Click here for Admission Details.
The Rio Grande Nature Center is a non-profit organization that supports the Nature Center's mission to preserve and protect the Rio Grande bosque, to educate the public about Rio Grande ecosystems, and to foster positive human interactions with those systems. Experience the living environment of more than 270 acres of riverside forests and meadows. All manner of birds and migratory fowl can be seen year-round. Enjoy strolling along two miles of trails, bird-watching, and studying desert creatures and wildflowers. Visit the Nature Center online for more information.
Just half a mile down our street is the local train station. Known as the Rail Runner, this two story train will take you downtown Albuquerque where you can visit the "old town" area, museums, zoo, botanical garden, aquarium and much more! This train will also take you to Santa Fe where you can visit the historic churches and other amazing things that Santa Fe has to offer.
We are centrally located between all of the pueblos, casinos, Indian ruins, golf courses, the best red and green chile in the world and much more!!
Step through our secret passage way to the Kaktus Brewery open 7 days a week! Enjoy live music, food, and great beer!Using German made equipment this nano-brewerey produces 500 barrels yearly, with 6 to 8 beers on tap. Specializing in lighter style lager beers while keeping the favorites such as porter's, ESB's, IPA's and other classic Ales.