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  • $4 for out-of-state adults; $4 for out-of-state kids 13-18; $3 for in-state adults; $3 for kids 13-18; $1 for kids 4-12
  • Tues-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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For an in-depth look at Albuquerque's rich cultural heritage, take a few hours to explore the Albuquerque Museum. Sitting on the eastern edge of Old Town, this spaceis home to an impressive collection of historic artifacts detailing the city's past; some of the more notable objects include a 19th-century chapel and armor used by the Spanish conquistadors. The museum also features approximately 7,000 pieces of art, including work by renowned local artists, such as Georgia O'Keeffe and Peter Hurd.

Both travelers and locals praise this museum for its well-stocked permanent collection, but they also recommend spending some time in the temporary exhibits. Reviewers also suggested visiting the museum on one of your first days in Albuquerque to better understand and make the most of your time at the city's historical attractions, such as Old Town and the San Felipe de Neri Church.

The Albuquerque Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $4 for out-of-state adults; $3 for in-state adults; $4 for out-of-state teens ages 13 to 18; $3 for in-state teens ages 13 to 18; and $1 for kids ages 4 to 12. The museum offers free admission every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month and from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Parking is free. Docent-led tours of select gallery exhibitions are offered at 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The museum also offers walking tours of Old Town Tuesday through Sunday at 11 a.m from March through November. Visit the museum's website for more information. In addition to restrooms and a gift shop, there is also an on-site cafe.

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#1 Old Town For more than 300 years, both Native American and Spanish cultures have been shaping this neighborhood (this is the site of the original city settlement in 1706). Anchored by the ... Read more » www.itsatrip.org / Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau

#2 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta The city's dry climate is ideal for hot air ballooning, and so during the first week of October every year, thousands flock to Albuquerque to experience the International Balloon ... Read more » Ron Behrmann / Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau

#3 ABQ BioPark Sitting along the Rio Grande River just southeast of Old Town, the ABQ BioPark is the ideal venue for a relaxing day spent outdoors and a must-see, according to recent ... Read more » Raymond Watt / Visit Albuquerque

#4 San Felipe de Neri Church Sitting on the north edge of Old Town's plaza, the San Felipe de Neri Church, originally founded in 1706, was the first Roman Catholic Church erected in Albuquerque. The ... Read more » traveler1116 / Getty Images

#5 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Long before the Spanish conquistadors made their way to New Mexico, the region was home to numerous tribes of Pueblo people. Today, the cultures of these indigenous tribes are preserved ... Read more » www.visitalbuquerque.org

#6 The Albuquerque Museum For an in-depth look at Albuquerque's rich cultural heritage, take a few hours to explore the Albuquerque Museum. Sitting on the eastern edge of Old Town, this spaceis home ... Read more » www.visitalbuquerque.org

#7 Sandia Peak Tramway For excellent views of Albuquerque and the nearby Sandia Mountains, take a ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway. Cable cars carry passengers nearly 3 miles along a suspended cable between ... Read more » sherwoodimagery / Getty Images

#8 New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Neighboring the Albuquerque Museum on the outskirts of Old Town, this museum educates visitors on 12 billion years of natural history. Highlights include the display on the Jurassic era that ... Read more » MarbleStreetStudio.com / Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau

#9 Petroglyph National Monument If you're interested in (very) early American history, take a trip to the west side of the Rio Grande River where you'll find Petroglyph National Monument. This 7 ... Read more » Verna Wood / Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau

#10 Paseo del Bosque Trail This 16-mile-long walking and biking path traces the Rio Grande River through central Albuquerque, passing major sites like Old Town and the ABQ BioPark. It also features public art and ... Read more » www.visitalbuquerque.org

# The Turquoise Museum Open since 1993, The Turquoise Museum is a fantastic place to go and learn all about the history of mining and crafting turquoise. The museum has a lot of information ... Read more » Carolyn / Flickr

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Old Town is the site of the original Albuquerque settlement, which was founded in 1706. www.itsatrip.org / Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau

During the International Balloon Fiesta – held the first week in October – Albuquerque's blue skies are filled with hundreds of hot air balloons. Ron Behrmann / Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau

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The San Felipe de Neri Church was first constructed in 1793. traveler1116 / Getty Images

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For an in-depth look at Albuquerque's rich cultural heritage, take a few hours to explore the Albuquerque Museum. www.visitalbuquerque.org

The Sandia Peak Tramway carries passengers from eastern Albuquerque to the summit of Sandia Peak. sherwoodimagery / Getty Images

Visitors to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science are greeted by two life-size New Mexico dinosaurs created by Albuquerque sculptor Dave Thomas. Alberta (seen here) is a carnivorous Albertosaurus. MarbleStreetStudio.com / Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau

Petroglyph National Monument showcases the world's largest accessible collection of ancient rock art. Verna Wood / Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau

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The family-run Turquoise Museum is an informative place to stop to learn all about the mining and history of turquoise. Carolyn / Flickr

A great way to see Albuquerque is from way up high. Take to the skies in a hot air balloon ride (choose from sunrise, sunset or somewhere in between) for an unforgettable view. Karol Franks / Getty Images

Albuquerque is known for its wines, so making a stop at the tasting room at Casa Rondena Winery is worth the trek. ivanastar / Getty Images

Culture and music lovers will want to catch a show at the KiMo Theatre, which puts on several performances per week. Check the calendar in advance to book your tickets. View Pictures / Contributor / Getty Images

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