in Albuquerque, NM
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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.
Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
2601 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104 Directions
Nature lovers, discover the outdoor beauty of the city and spring up at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden in Albuquerque. Stroll along the 36 acres of gardens and conservations that include the Sasebo Japanese Garden with waterfalls, koi pond and Japanese plants, and the Desert Conservation with saguaro cactus and palo verde trees from the Sonoran Desert.
American International Rattlesnake Museum
202 San Felipe St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104 Directions
There's plenty of venom at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, home to the largest collection of different species of live snakes in the world. Explore myths, cure phobias and unravel the mysteries of the most misunderstood creature in the animal Kingdom. Remember your visit with a cool rattlesnake logo T-shirt!
El Pinto Restaurant
10500 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114 Directions
Hot tamales! The El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque is a celebrity hang out! The iconic ABQ treasure dishes up grandmother Josephina Chavez-Griggs recipes made to spicy perfection for locals, visitors and celebrities alike. Diamond Rio and Clint Black are just a couple of celebrity clients that have enjoyed a meal at this restaurant.
8400 Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113 Directions
Wine connoisseurs raise a glass at Gruet Winery. This hidden gem's vintner is Gilbert Gruet, known in Bethon, France as a producer of fine French champagnes. In the late 80s Gruet moved his family to America and found the perfect soil to produce wines in ABQ; the vineyard is the recipient of the prestigious 2010 United States Wine Producer of the Year.
Jane Butel Cooking School
138 Armijo Ct
Corrales, NM 87048 Directions
Voted one of the four best cooking schools in the world by Bon Appétit magazine, Jane Butel Cooking School teaches weekend classes to foodies who want to know all about how to cook authentic southwest border cuisine. Jump right in and meet other foodies, and cook a full dinner complete with perfect Margaritas!
Petroglyph National Monument
6001 Unser Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120 Directions
Raiders of the Lost Ark fans will be right at home at the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque. Discover hundreds of archeological sites and explore 24,000 prehistoric images etched along 17 miles of volcanic rock by Ancestral Pueblo peoples and early Spanish settlers. You're going to feel like a regular Indiana Jones after exploring this attraction.
Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway
Sandia Park, NM
Enjoy a breathtaking view on the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway, which encompasses 15,000 square miles in the heart of central New Mexico, linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The drive is approximately 50 miles along Highway 14.
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