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Located in the heart of the city, the Albuquerque Zoo is a biological park exhibiting more than one thousand animals in over hundreds of species. Divided into four section; the zoo features Albuquerque Aquarium, ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach, and Rio Grande Zoo. Covering a vast area, it operates a narrow gauge railroad of thirty-six inches which connects all these fascinating sections. With over million gallon of ocean tank, the Albuquerque Aquarium highlights beautiful coral reefs, vast ocean, astonishing surf zone, and the spectacular Gulf of Mexico saltwater species from estuaries. The thirty-six acre botanical garden houses a glass conservatory of ten thousand square meters along with exquisite flora of desert areas and exotic climatic zone of the Mediterranean. Tasmanian devils, African wild dogs, wombats, snow leopards, hyenas, polar bears, seals and several other variety of species makes the Rio Grande Zoo distinguish from others. It also exhibits more than two hundred and fifty species of native and exotic animals. Model boating lake, fishing lake, narrow gauge railroad and picnic areas magnetise gaggles of excursionists towards Tingley Beach.
See some dramatic beauty of nature unfold before you. Desert skies, spectacular array of colours, vantage point and stellar sunset. Wow! Adjacent to Albuquerque of New Mexico, the Sandia Peak Tramway is an aerial tramway. Stretching from the north-eastern edge to the Crestline of the mountain Sandia, it holds the record of being the longest aerial tram in the United States of America. A trip of fifteen minutes takes you up the hills providing a scenic beauty and a panoramic glimpse of the enclosure. Supported with two towers, it possesses a restaurant at its top. You can experience the aerial view of the city from 9:am to 8:00 pm. It offers special visiting hours on Tuesdays, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Shake, rattle and roll on the Cliff's wild thrill rides that leave you gasping for more. Fun for kids and adults, from youngest to the oldest, there is something for everybody in Cliff's Amusement Park to enjoy together. The classic carousel is a favourite for every excursionists even for tiny tots. Beat the heat and make a splash anywhere in Watermania! Refreshing fun with a splash park for the little tykes and water rides for everyone. Try your skill and luck at the Games section. Challenge your friends, win prizes and master your skills at any of the midway games of the Cliff's Amusement Park. From ring-a-bottle to hoop shot, it is the lifeline of every kid. Even the food, eateries and treats are mind-blowing at Cliff's. Don't miss to taste the sizzling delicious food and cuisine located at the stands and restaurants throughout the park.
Albuquerque Zoo welcomes you to its ABQ Biopark Aquarium. Located next to Rio Grande, it is a part of the Albuquerque Zoo. The aquarium highlights exotic variety of species from the Gulf of Mexico and South Pacific saltwater which includes shallow water, surfing zone, coral reefs and deep and open ocean. It comprises of five sections in its vast arena.'Jellies' is famous for Japanese sea nettles and moon jellies. The Central Bridge provides an opportunity to its visitors to compare the exquisite variety of fish species through the aquarium lobby.'Shark and Ray Encounter' is the favourite attraction which pops up the vision of the viewers. It offers a close up interaction with stingrays and bamboo sharks. The building of ABQ Biopark Aquarium also consists of a gift and souvenir store along with a restaurant. The visiting hours of the aquarium is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for all the days of the week.
Enjoy Fiesta from Anderson Abrezzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum with an amazing click. It features science, art and history of variety of balloons worldwide, some of them are even lighter than air flight. Located in Albuquerque, the large ground outside used for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta possesses movie theatres of 2D and 3D films. You can explore this enchanting museum of balloons between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except Monday.
Albuquerque International Balloon Feast is the largest balloon festival in the world. Held yearly with great pomp and shows, the Balloon Fiesta is an event of nine days which is solemnized with five hundred hot balloons in early October; between 6th to 14th. With multiple events, it pops up the eye-shots of gazillion of flock. Special shapes balloons luminescence at night with a night glow called 'Glowdeo'. 'Mass Ascensions' is the biggest event of the fiesta which occlude the sky with millions of balloons at a time. It is the most fascinating site on the planet.
Albuquerque is the pink hues of the Sandia Mountains at sunset, Route 66 diners, the cottonwood of the Rio Grande and the hometown of Jesse Pinkman and Walter White. The largest city in the state of New Mexico and the bustling desert crossroads make you hear the howls of coyotes when the sun goes down.
How to Get Tickets?
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How To Get Around?
Albuquerque offers multiple of transits to get around. Pick any of them which suits you budget. But do not forget to rexperience Paseo Del Bosque Trail, it is a horse ride.
What Should I Wear?
Pack the apparels which provides protection from heat and sun. Sunscreen and sunglasses are a must. Winter days are warm and sunny, but the nights are often chilly and cold for jackets and over coats. Wear comfortable shoes and footwear.
Best Time to Visit
Fall seasons are best to visit Albuquerque with warm temperature and celebration of majority of the festivals. Make plans between September and November. However, enjoy the slopes of the Sandia Mountains in the winter months. Avoid exploring in July as it is the hottest month of New Mexico.
Will I Need a Guide?
No. This website provides enough information that you will require for this tour. It is the best guide.
How To Get There?
Albuquerque International Sunport welcomes several airlines across the globe. Board for the same. You can also catch the train or bus for the city.
Carry a water bottle with you throughout the excursion. Be punctual of time. Arrive early to avoid skipping a single moment of enjoyment.