National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico is a state-of-the-art facility which is located in the Rio Grande valley. Hispano America is proudly represented with contributions to the arts, sciences and humanities. See the joy, passion, pain and perseverance of the local and national Hispanic community brought to light here. The stately architectural style of this site is reminiscent of the Incas and Mayans. The facilities include a 2,500-seat amphitheater, performing arts center, research and literary arts building, plus a 10,000-square-foot visual arts center.
This mission church was originally built in 1612 as St. Anthony Mission. It was destroyed during the pueblo revolt and rebuilt in 1716. It is one of the oldest of the Spanish missions in the United States. The building is a beautiful and imposing structure, constructed of adobe bricks. Great care has been taken to maintain the structure and it glistens with its yearly coat of white wash. Photographs are not allowed on the Pueblo of Isleta without the permission of the tribal governor. Admission is free.
4000 Central Southeast Albuquerque, NM 87108 +1 505 255 4054
Step from the hot sun of historic Route 66 into this cool, old-fashioned parlor of Indian art and antiques for a browse through western history. Paintings, clothing, memorabilia, textiles and jewelry fill every nook and cranny of this store front gallery. Connections with the past, these showcases hold an outstanding collection of antique dealer's wares, authentic pueblo pottery, Navajo jewelry, Hopi kachina dolls, Navajo textiles and religious art of the west.
5601 University Boulevard Southeast Bernalillo County Recreational Complex Albuquerque, NM 87105 +1 505 452 5100
Bernalillo County taxpayers are responsible for this outdoor venue that can accommodate 15,000 people. Picnic and theater-style seating provide comfort under the stars in this state-of-the-art, acoustically designed, open-air concert venue. Side stages showcase local talent and the Plazas afford visitors room to mingle and enjoy food, cocktails and other refreshments. The amphitheater opens two hours prior to concerts, and tickets are available at the gate.
If you are up to the challenge of a hike through four life zones, that climbs from 7,080 feet to 10,280 in just under eight miles, La Luz Trail offers you an alpine escape from the concrete jungle. On weekends, the trail is crowded with day hikers, joggers and their pets. The trail switchbacks upward among granite spires, ponderosa pines, and quaking aspens. Near the top, the trail forks. The right fork takes you to Sandia Crest; the left fork terminates at the Sandia Peak Tramway. Take along plenty of water.
This mature golf course is part of an established, private country club. The fairways and greens are lined and protected by hardwood and pine trees. The 18-hole, par 72 course plays 6,722 yards. The pro shop is fully-equipped and staffed by a certified PGA professional. A restaurant and lounge are on site to fuel up for a round, or relax over a drink and rehash your great shots. Call ahead to know more about initiation and monthly fees.
10 Tramway Loop Northeast End of Tramway Road Albuquerque, NM 87122 +1 505 856 7325
This tramway lifts you from the Sandia foothills through five natural life zones to the top of the Sandia Mountains, more than 10,000 feet above sea level. Time and terrain seem to move in harmony as passengers scout the rugged canyons and lush forests for bighorn sheep and deer. The tram docks alongside the High Finance Restaurant. This is a must see. With 2.7 miles of sky-view travel, be sure to visit this spot while in Albuquerque.
Just 17 minutes from Albuquerque via the Sandia Peak Tramway, this popular full-service alpine ski area boasts 30 trails. Ski season begins on Thanksgiving weekend and usually ends the first of April. The ski area is ideal for the mid-level skier. Sandia welcomes snowboarders and telemark skiers and boasts competitive rates. Ski classes are available as well as ski equipment rentals and demos.
The little hamlet of Corrales lies in the New Mexico County of Sandoval about 13.4 miles (21.6 kilometers) from Albuquerque to the south, and 8.2 miles (13.2 kilometers) from Rio Rancho to the north. A village that is growing with each passing year, it strives to maintain a more rural lifestyle, to stay close to its origins as a farming town. The village boasts a rich cultural and historic heritage, being home to a multi-racial populace. Its scenic placement by the Rio Grande river has blessed the village with abundant natural heritage as well. Corrales is also the venue for various cultural festivals, like the Corrales Harvest Festival.
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National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico is a state
of the art facility which is located in the Rio Grande valley. Hispano America is proudly represented with contributions to the arts, sciences and humanities. See the joy, passion, ...