Albuquerque The Arts
Theater, symphony, ballet, jazz, comedy clubs, movies, opera, concerts,
museums, galleries, craft shows, local and internationally known performers
are all available in Albuquerque. Our full range of arts and cultural
activities will please and delight you.
Balloon Fiesta Summerfest
State fair Arabian Horse Show
Luminaria Tour Horse Racing
Music Festivals International Festivals
Marathon Racing Southwest Arts & Crafts Show
Special Attractions in Albuquerque
Sandia Peak Tramway is the world's longest single span tramway. The
breathtaking 2.7 mile ride to the summit takes approximately twenty
minutes. It starts at the base of the Sandias and goes up to 10,678
feet. The panoramic views take in over 11,000 scenic miles.
The Rio Grande Zoological Park is located off Central Avenue (historic
Route 66). Covering 60 acres, is home to more than 1,000 animals from
around the world (many are endangered species).
Old Town is the original town square dating back to the first settlers
in Albuquerque. The original adobe buildings now serve as shops, restaurants
and art galleries. Also on the Plaza is the San Felipe de Neri Church;
originally built in 1706, it has been added on to many times.
On the west side of the Rio Grande River is the Petroglyph National
Monument. It contains nearly 15,000 petroglyphs (ancient Indian drawings)
along this 17 mile long escarpment.
Indian Festivals take place throughout the year at the many pueblos
in New Mexico. Highlighting dances, rituals and Indian food, many are
open to the public.