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Albuquerque LOCATION Albuquerque is located at the junction of I-25 and I-40, nestled between the Rio Grande and the 10,700 ft. bluffs of Sandia Crest.

MORE INFORMATION Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce (505) 764-3700 www.abqchamber.com. Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau (800) 733-9918 www.itsatrip.org. Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce (800) 754-4620 www.ahcnm.org.

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this page: The San Felipe de Neri church on the Old Town plaza in Albuquerque was built in the early 1700s.

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Fiery Foods and BBQ Show 505-873-8680 www.fiery-foods.com/ffshow Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival Spring Show www.riograndefestivals.com Fiestas de Albuquerque and Founders Day Parade 505-768-3556 Spring Indian Art Market. 505-843-7270 www.indianpueblo.org Annual Gathering of Nations Powwow 505-836-2810 www.gatheringofnations.com Southwest Funnyfest. 505-768-3544 www.southwestfunnyfest.com Albuquerque Annual Wine Festival. 505-899-3815 www.nmwine.com Albuquerque Century & Downtown Criterium 800-284-2282 abqcentury.com End of the Trail World Championship Cowboy Action Shooting & Wild West Jubilee. 505-843-1320 www.sassnet.com Youth National Arabian Half Arabian Championship Horse Show. 303-696-4500 www.ArabianHorses.org/YNL Albuquerque Folk Festival 505-710-9641 abqfolkfest.org New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair. 505-884-9043 www.nmartsandcraftsfair.org Independence Day Celebration. 505-768-3556 www.cabq.gov TBA Mariachi Spectacular 505-255-1501 www.mariachispetacular.com The Great Southwestern Antiques Show. 505-255-4054 www.greatsouthwesternantiquesshow.com TBA Salsa Fiesta. 505-822-166 www.cabq.gov/crs New Mexico Wine Festival www.newmexicowinefestival.com New Mexico State Fair 505-265-3976 www.exponm.com Globalquerque! 505-232-9868 www.globalquerque.com Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival Balloon Fiesta Show 505-292-7457 www.riograndefestivals.com Fall Indian Art Market 505-843-7270 www.indianpueblo.org Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. 505821-1000 www.balloonfiesta.com NM Duke City Marathon. 505-880-1414 www.dukecitymarathon.com Veterans Day Ceremony. 505-256-2042 www.nmvetsmemorial.com Weems Gallery ArtFest". 505-293-6133 www.weemsgallery.com Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival Holiday Show. 505-292-7457 www.riograndefestivals.com River of Lights. 505-764-6200 www.cabq.gov/biopark Twinkle Lights Parade. 505-768-3556 www.cabq.gov Annual Holiday Shop ‘n Stroll in Nob Hill. 505255-5006. Annual Holiday Stroll in Old Town. 505-842-8022 www.albuquerqueoldtown.com Luminaria Tour. 505-843-9200 www.cabq.gov/transit

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Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city, evolving from a small Spanish settlement on El Camino Real into a modern bastion of technology and clean industry. Albuquerque’s “Old Town” was founded in 1706. The plaza area features dining, galleries and native crafts. Albuquerque’s major museums are located in the Old Town historic district. Central Avenue – Historic Route 66 – runs the full width of Albuquerque and is lined with shopping, dining and entertainment hot spots. Both the downtown and Nob Hill segments boast excellent ethnic restaurants, live music, dancing and theater. The170-acre Albuquerque Biological Park, containing an aquarium, botanical gardens and zoo, is accessed from Central Avenue and located just blocks away from Old Town. Further north, the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park provides hiking and bicycle trails through the cottonwood forest along the river. On the northwest edge of town, Petroglyph National Monument preserves ancient native symbols and artwork scratched onto volcanic rocks. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico have developed into centers for the expression and preservation of the state’s earlier inhabitants. The Gathering of Nations is now the country’s largest powwow, featuring over 3000 Native American dancers and the crowning of Miss Indian World. The world’s longest aerial tramway ascends 10,000-foot Sandia Peak, providing hiking, skiing and dining opportunities as well as incredible vistas of the city and beyond. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the world’s largest production of its kind for hot air balloons.

2012-13 New Mexico Traveler  

Affluent hotel guests throughout New Mexico read this definitive, hardcover visitors’ guide. It is an exclusive, in room reference found in...

2012-13 New Mexico Traveler  

Affluent hotel guests throughout New Mexico read this definitive, hardcover visitors’ guide. It is an exclusive, in room reference found in...

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