Take a historical hike among 15,000, ancient rock drawings which date back thousands of years (just remember to bring a camera, some comfortable walking shoes and a hat). The 7,100-acre monument contains some of the nation's largest natural displays of prehistoric artwork. Anasazi nomadic hunters etched various drawings and messages onto the black basalt boulders of the escarpment just west of the Rio Grande. This is an adventurous, educational experience. Visitors can take a ranger-guided tour that can last up to two hours or explore various trails on their own.
West Mesa Aquatic Center is the City of Albuquerque's prize swim facility, equipped with 800 stadium seats, an Olympic pool, a movable floor, three diving boards, and two recreation pools with water slides: one inside and one out. In addition to lap swim and recreation hours, a "Water Exercise" class, in which an instructor leads the group, is offered for a low cost on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. "Low Impact", a water exercise class for seniors, is offered Monday through Friday. On Friday nights, admission to West Mesa Aquatic Center is only 50 cents. - Pip Lustgarten
3650 New Mexico Highway 528 Rio Rancho, NM 87124 +1 505 867 2881
A passion for vintage and antique automobiles has resulted in a collection of more than 70 cars and trucks. These vehicles range in age from circa 1907-1966. Some are fully restored, while others retain their original paint, upholstery and motor grease. Step through the entrance to the main showroom and you will be swept away to a time when cars came with tool kits and people on cross-country drives wore goggles and brought along their mechanics. J&R Vintage Auto Museum also serves as a way station for the Great Race, a coast-to-coast event exclusively for vintage autos.
500 Country Club Drive Southeast Rio Rancho, NM 87124 +1 505 892 8440
This private club is one of the top-rated courses in the area. With an impressive layout, challenging course, as well as tennis and banquet facilities, it is an experience in itself. It also has opened the Trevino nine-hole course to the public, and at present, 27 of the club's 36 holes are open at select hours. The course surrounds several lakes, and has a number of major elevation changes. The Sandia Mountains offer a beautiful backdrop from at least a third of the tee boxes and the New Mexico climate makes year-round golf possible.
This course is located on the Westside of Albuquerque featuring a restaurant, an 18-hole course plus a 9-hole Executive Course. A driving range and putting greens are also available. Take a look in the Pro Shop featuring top names in golf clubs and accessories. Seasoned players as well as novices enjoy coming out to enjoy the great climate and beautifully landscaped course. Weekday tee times are available one week in advance.
You will be drawn in by the feel of the Southwest territory as you stroll around and explore the rich history and art of Albuquerque. Political and military life of past days are remembered in interpretive displays. More than 400 years of religion, folk art and culture are showcased. Permanent displays and traveling exhibits are offered at no charge. A sculpture garden and gift shop are also on site. Parking is free. The City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department maintains this beautiful, old museum.
Learn and play at a center that challenges people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, learn and critically think. Explore art, science, technology, culture and fun. The museum contains a collection of over 250 interactive science, technology and art exhibits such as an experiment bar and a high-wire bike and robotics lab. Demonstrations, theatre performances and a variety of programs and activities are also offered. The museum store provides a wide array of bilingual and educational items. Call ahead to know more.
Take a walk through time from the big bang through the ice ages in one of the premier natural history museums in the country. Also, discover a great collection of massive dinosaurs while you watch technicians work on actual fossils. You can also experience the Dynamax Theater with its multi-story screen and super sound system. Step into the Time Machine and stop by the Lode Star Center that includes a high-tech, 175-seat theater, telescope and planetarium. The STARTUP Gallery tells the story of Albuquerque's role in the development of the computer. The Nature Works store in the museum features a unique inventory of items related to dinosaurs, birds, and various species of animals and scientific gadgets.
Take a walk through history around Albuquerque's original central plaza, the serene village that has been the focal point of community life since 1706. You can explore the historic buildings, museums, restaurants and bars. Wrought iron and adobe bancos (benches) beckon you to rest in the shade and watch people stroll. Unique items from around the world, as well as those distinctively Southwestern, can be found in more than 100 shops and boutiques.
Along the Rio Grande, the city of Albuquerque has set aside hundreds of acres for your enjoyment. Tingley Aquatic Park (Tingley Beach) is a great place for picnics and family gatherings. At the Rio Grande Zoological Park you can see exotic animals from around the globe and check out the ABQ BioPark Aquarium. Then take a leisurely stroll through the thousands of plants in the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. Call ahead for more details.
Take a walk through time from the big bang through
the ice ages in one of the premier natural history museums in the country. Also, discover a great collection of massive dinosaurs while you watch technicians work on actual ...
You will be drawn in by the feel of the
Southwest territory as you stroll around and explore the rich history and art of Albuquerque. Political and military life of past days are remembered in interpretive displays. More than ...
After a long day of walking around Old Town, touring
the New Mexico Museum of Natural History or attending meetings downtown, find a quiet spot under a massive cedar tree in this old park. Sitting between the New Mexico ...