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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 Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau (800) 733-9918 Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce (800) 754-4620








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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.



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

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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...