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Address: 1001Yale Notheast, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone Number: +1 505-277-0111

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An Oasis on the UNM Campus

I am not sure if it is more fun to watch the waterfowl or other folks feeding the ducks etc. but it certainly is an oasis on the concrete/adobe campus. You can relax, read, take a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE walked through campus after lunch on Sunday, down and around the duck pond from Central Avenue. There were lots of people out enjoying a lovely November day. People feeding ducks, photos shoots for families and couple to be. Worth walking by on a nice day.

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I am not sure if it is more fun to watch the waterfowl or other folks feeding the ducks etc. but it certainly is an oasis on the concrete/adobe campus. You can relax, read, take a snooze, bring lunch from many of the take out places on campus. It is also a view into the UNM groove.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Dont go out of your way nothing special.If you know someone going to UNM then stop and see it but other than that Dont bother, You have to find parking and walk to see a pond.

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Bosque Farms, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Duck Pond is a great grassy place with plenty of trees to sit under and watch the ducks and look for turtles. Albeit slightly hilly, it's well taken care of and well worth the visit. Great for family picnics and dogs or just hanging out and relaxing.

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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

On the UNM campus, the pond was neat for people with little kids who want to get out. Also ideal for catching a nap in the shade on a warm day. Dogs love it and the park is kept clean. A little hilly so those with a wheelchair may miss out on some of the paths.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

If you are on UNM campus and looking for a nice shady place to sit and just enjoy being outside you should head over to the Duck Pond. Lots of benches about to take a break. With a lovely manicured and fountained pond to view.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We live in the north campus neighborhood 5 minutes by car from UNM. We take walks around the duck pond, to the student union area, with detours past the chapel and here and there. The fall especially is glorious on campus, worth dealing with/paying for parking. If you don't have a parking pass, there is a paid parking garage east... More 

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Very peaceful place to meditate and soak up some sun in the middle of Albuquerque. Lots of ducks to watch.

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Weber City, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Ok, the duck pond is pretty, and the landscaping has improved vastly since I graduated 34 years ago. Still, there would no reason to go there per se. Now, if you want to walk around a pretty campus, this is a shady, restful place to stop.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

UNM either spends a fortune on water or has some sweetheart deal with the City (or the State, which they are), because the campus (especially around the pond) is lush and beautiful. There's a great diversity of trees, and you can see some wildlife if you're looking (in my experience: turtle, waterfowl, owl, hummingbirds, rabbits, and so on). It's a... More 

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