STEEPED IN CULTURE
The rich culture and history of Albuquerque dates back more than 300 years and today plays an important role in its future. Its architecture, cuisine, and language make Albuquerque a rich and vibrant community with its own unique identity. From Old Town to the North Valley, one can see structures old and new influenced by the Spanish and Native American cultures.
CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
There are many museums to visit in Albuquerque such as the Albuquerque Museum, National Museum for Nuclear Science and History, Explora! Science Center & Children’s Museum, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History to name a few. Albuquerque is also home of the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico.
Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum traces the history of hot air ballooning through the centuries; exhibits range from early to modern record-breaking balloons.
Albuquerque Uptown is a great place to eat or go shopping. This newly redeveloped area is located off of I-40 and features an open air mall and many dining options.
The Albuquerque metro area features four casinos complete with hotels, golf courses and amenities: Sandia Resort and Casino, Isleta Resort and Casino (Isleta Pueblo), Route 66 Casino Hotel (Laguna Pueblo) and the Santa Ana Star Casino.
Outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico is home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Pueblo de Taos and Carlsbad Caverns. Santa Fe was designated as a UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art honoring its thriving arts community.