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Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum - Since the first balloon flights in 1783, there have been many feats recorded in the story of Balloon flight. Hot air and gas balloons have been used for adventure, scientific experiments, the arts, warfare, espionage, and the exploration of space. Learn about it all here. We offer fun activities for the kids also.

Sandia Peak Tramway - Take a trip on the world’s longest aerial tramway, transporting you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. At sunset the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords a panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment.

Petroglyph National Monument - Petroglyph National Monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources including volcanoes, archeological sites and an estimated 24,000 carved images. Many of the images are recognizable as animals, people, brands and crosses; others are more complex.

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than three decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.

Hatch Valley Chile Festival - Labor Day weekend heralds the annual Hatch Chile Festival, a two-day celebration of our world-famous crop. Goers can sample famed chile recipes, watch the crowning of the chile festival queen, or toss a horseshoe in celebration of our most famous crop. The event also features chile ristra contests, artisan and food booths, and a carnival.

¡Globalquerque! - The world comes to Albuquerque every September as ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico's Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture, takes place for one weekend each year. Enjoy the intimate courtyard setting of the Fountain Stage, the state of the art 692-seat Albuquerque Journal Theatre and dance outside on the Plaza Mayor.

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Albuquerque History

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Sandiago's Mexican Grill - This is truly a fun dining experience. The vibrant colors and Latin music playing in the background will put a smile on your face as you walk in the door. The best views in town are a bonus; Come for the homemade chips and salsa and stay for the creative coastal Mexican dishes. Meals are topped off with some of the best deserts in town.

Ragin' Shrimp - A spicy restaurant featuring fresh, unique cuisine. Cajun dishes with a twist. Recently, spicy Jamaican and Indian sauces have also been added to the menu. Our menu also includes sandwiches, salads, and cajun specialties like jambalaya and gumbo.

High Finance Restaurant and Tavern - It’s not just a meal, it’s an adventure. Escape the city and enjoy a unique dining experience atop Sandia Peak. The 2.7 mile tram ride takes you through several climate zones on your way to the restaurant. Dining at 10,378' in elevation with views of over 11,000 square miles is worth the trip in itself.

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