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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

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Address: 2901 Candelaria Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-2965
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This 270-acre region of riverside forest and meadows offers hiking trails...

This 270-acre region of riverside forest and meadows offers hiking trails along the Rio Grande River and is considered an excellent spot for birdwatching and viewing wildlife.

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Nice easy walk

The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park offers a very nice walk along the Rio Grande. We visited during the middle of the day, so didn't see much in the way of birds. Only charge... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park offers a very nice walk along the Rio Grande. We visited during the middle of the day, so didn't see much in the way of birds. Only charge is $3.00 for parking.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there to walk along the river paths! Was a cold day so we didn't stay too long. Watched other balloons try to touchdown in the water but the current was to strong!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Serene and calm environment. We got an amazing view of the sunset. Beautiful riverside. Felt at peace being here. Time well spent !

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is surprising, we thought we'd have to go far out of the city for a beautiful park but this was right in the city, a short drive from downtown ABQ where we stayed and a nice quiet walk. Mornings are probably the best time to go.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you bring $3- in cash for parking . Great walking trails . Bird, Duck,Crane , Turtle watching . Great place for families. Great places to ride bikes, path safe and flat . Awesome place for picnics, No place to buy food or snacks here . Wear a Sun hat even in Winter . This places has many great... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park has trails and a garden along with a pond area. Admission is $3. You can get to the river and the city pasceo from here. Nice visitor center.

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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I went with my 2-year old grandson expecting to be there a couple of hours. We were there for four hours and he didn't want to leave! The walk to the river was very pretty. We crossed a couple of bridges and came to a beautiful view of the river. There was a bench where we sat and had a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is the best little place for walking. There is a bike trail and a little museum type deal. My son loved it.

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

The building here is an adventure to enter, small but very pleasant and on a few levels. The library/viewing study is terrific for watching water and other birds. Staff are pleasant and helpful. Gift shop has some special things.

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New Mexico
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

This gem, in the North Valley is a wonderful treasure that allows visitors ranging from casual folks on a stroll, to hard-core Audubon bird-counter types, to choose and enjoy their Rio Grande Nature Center experience at whatever depth they choose. Grandparents, or others not looking for a tough hike, should know that the walk is easy with many stops to... More 

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