Tuesday, June 12, 2012


This road trip will allow you to encounter nature, up close and high in the sky.  (Allow two days to enjoy)
The Albuquerque BioPark comprises four great attractions, all of which are suitable to kids.  The Rio Grande Zoo is among the finest in the western US, and is a well-known center for breeding and preservation efforts.  Animals from all over the world reside in the zoo in their natural settings.
The Aquarium brings ocean life to the high desert.  You can watch aquatic creatures through immense glass walls as you walk alongside and even beneath them.  The Botanic Garden showcases landscapes of the world within a beautiful featuring xeric plants.  Grab your rod for fishing at the lakes at nearby Tingley Beach (or take the train that links all parts of the BioPark.)
To experience Albuquerque's airborne history, visit the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.  Then take the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway which is the world's longest, to the top of 10,378 foot Sandia Peak, to take in 11,000 square-mile panoramic views of the Rio Grande Valley.
Taken from the New Mexico Vacation Guide.

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