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ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

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Neighbourhood: West Old Town
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Address: 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1615
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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I went several times and finally deduced to join. I love going there and there's always something different going on. Love it!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went several times and finally deduced to join. I love going there and there's always something different going on. Love it!

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Salida, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was cold outside when we visited, so I'd like to go back when the garden is in season. We did visit the insect museum which had a large selection of living spiders and insects. Very interesting micro environments they set up with easy close-up viewing. The rodents were also fun to see. Great for kids. They even do a... More 

Thank Kris E
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you wish to experience a Japanese Garden look no further, designed by a Japanese. A must to see designer . Tranquility at its finest

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Christmas lights event staged at the BioPark every December is a must attend event for everyone at least once in your lifetime. It is spectacular, a truly memorizing event for young children and old folks alike. We have been going for years to kick off our Christmas Holiday Season, and it only gets better every year. Mark this as... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A lovely spot by the river to explore the native fauna of the area. Great exhibits focusing on native plants and the beauty they provide.

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We love enjoying the lovely NM weather and all the spring flowers at the Botanic Garden. Plan your visit during the week and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

It is not just lighted grounds. It is almost indescribable. Moving displays of animals and insects. Be sure to do the children's area. It's not just for kids. The directions we got did not say you have to park on 10th street and ride a shuttle, not at the gardens. The shuttle was rapid (school buses) and courteous, but go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Experience millions of sparkling lights at New Mexico's largest walk-through holiday production with more than 500 glowing light displays and animated sculptures and a synchronized music light show. River of Lights was named one of "The 15 Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays in the U.S." by MSN in November 2016.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We have always loved our trips to Botanic Gardens! Especially when River of Lights is on! We make 4 trips to the river of lights for the month it is open. We visit the Gardens at least 3 times a year. The care and detail of every flower, garden area, buildings is just amazing. Thank you all!!!!!!

Thank danielle d
McMinnville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We visited late in the day, just before River of Lights. It was cold, but wonderful for a 'Christmas' visit! I did miss the pink poinsettias this year, but they have so much to see, I can't complain. Even saw a non-caged muskrat swimming in the stream by the trains!

Thank Ann M

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