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Albuquerque Biological Park

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Neighbourhood: West Old Town
Features Animals
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Address: 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1615
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+1 505-764-6200
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Park complex offering three main sections the whole family can enjoy:...

Park complex offering three main sections the whole family can enjoy: Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden and Rio Grande Zoo.

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Phenomenally Beautiful Garden and Park

Gorgeous flowers make this a must-see spot. One of the loveliest botanical gardens I've seen. Easy to navigate with lots of benches so you can sit, read a book, or simply relax as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eleanor B
Brooklyn, New York

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Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gorgeous flowers make this a must-see spot. One of the loveliest botanical gardens I've seen. Easy to navigate with lots of benches so you can sit, read a book, or simply relax as you take in the beauty.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Started this about noon time and got the aquarium, garden, and zoo done before they all closed. This is a nice spot in Albuquerque. They had many different plants blooming. There was also spots to enjoy the quiet scenery. A must visit. The bug exhibit was the most unique I have ever see. Was worth stopping and seeing.

Thank Mnako
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the family! My favorite is the butterfly attraction! I also really enjoy that you don't feel like you are in the middle of the city.

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Georgetown, TX
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the only attraction we visited on our trip that had senior rates. The fruit trees and tulips were in bloom, and they were gorgeous. There is something to see here year round, I'm sure. We particularly enjoyed the Japanese garden.

Thank CarolfromTX
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely park, no animals in the area we visited but the butterfly exhibit was well worth the trip. We also took a picnic lunch and the Public Library system here in Albuquerque provides passes up to 4 people (I believe) maximum for park entrance for those who have a valid library card. Lots to see and walk around for an... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the extensive plantings to the g scale trains and fairy tale themed area there is something for everybody here. You can even take a small train to the zoo from here and make it a full day. Be sure to catch the annual cider festival in the fall and the holiday lights in December. Be sure to ask some... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the full pass and had a buy one get one free so it was only $10/person. That included the train between attractions. This was a nice day. Spend about five hours total in all three locations (zoo, gardens, aquarium).

Thank Barb P
Plainfield, Illinois
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117 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Something here for the whole family. Young children can play in the castle area, enjoy the "bug"ararium, make the trains run, visit the water areas, and visit the butterfly cage. Want to go for a loooong walk?... the farm and it's animals. Adults enjoy the beauty of the plants and flowers. You could spend hours here!

Thank Grumpyone88
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After busy days of meetings, I needed this oasis of beauty for relaxation and contemplation. Early March, spring had just started to show its splendor, but I could well imagine how truly gorgeous the park would look later in the month. I have visited many botanical gardens in the States and many parts of the world and can say that... More 

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Sacramento CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here while in town for a conference. The bio park is conveniently located just west of downtown. The botanical gardens with a bugarium (bug house) are beautiful in the spring. Bug exhibits were interesting with a great leaf cutter ant exhibit. The aquarium is a very nice standard aquarium. There are sharks and cuttlefish and colorful reef fish. The... More 

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