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A travel journal to Albuquerque by two cruisers

Casa de Suenos Old Town Country Inn Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico More Photos
Quote: Not just for family reunions, we love this city. We have been coming here for years to see family, but always enjoy what the city has to offer.

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History

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Attraction | "On more than two levels, figuratively and literally"

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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What do you do on a hot day in a big city? Go to a museum, and Albuquerque has a particularly fine museum. It is located adjacent to Old Town. Park the car in the spacious lot, do one in the morning, have lunch and do the other in the afternoon.The museum building has an unusual floorplan, however we had no trouble moving from one gallery to another with out missing something. Outside was a vast campus highlighted with sculptures. Inside in addition to the galleries there was an auditorium, museum school, small snack bar and an excellant museum shop. Unfortunately no cameras were allowed inside. The day we were there a special exhibit was in place. It was African Sculpture from the New Or...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 5, 2012

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
(800) 659-8331

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

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Attraction | "Offical name: The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum"

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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We have attended balloon festivals, helped with balloon crews, rose in a tethered balloon in Iowa and I soared in hot air balloon in the skies over Albuquerque. We enjoyed the party atmosphere the vibrant colors and often unusual shapes of the hot air balloons. It was only natural that we wanted to see this museum. Located on the Northwest side of Albuquerque adjacent to the large field that is the location of the Albuquerque International balloon Festival, the museum even has an indoor viewing room for VIP use at festival time. I can imagine how crowded it is in October. But this wasn't October and we had no problems seeing all the displays in the beautiful building. No cameras allowed, too bad....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 4, 2012

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
(505) 880-0500

Casa San Ysidro: Gutiérrez/Minge House

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Attraction | "18th-19th Century Dwelling with Hispanic and New Mexican Artifacts"

Casa San Ysidro: Gutiérrez/Minge House Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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To the North of Albuquerque is what I consider the jewel in the city's crown. Located in the village of Corrales is the Gutierrez / Minge House, dating back to a 1704 Spanish landgrant, this complex of buildings inside adobe walls visually shows a colonial ho0me as it grew and adapted to the centuries. The rather plain exterior is adobe the color of the sandy soil. A few scraggly trees offeer shade from the glistering heat. We were not allowed to use our camera inside the home. You can go to their website ( www.cabq.gov/museum ) to see many photos of the artifacts and rooms inside.Our host brought us into the complex through the door within a door. The small door is for people, the larger ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 3, 2012

Casa San Ysidro: Gutiérrez/Minge House
973 Old Church Road
Corrales, New Mexico 87048
(505) 898-3915

ABQ Trolley Co.

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Attraction | "The Best of Albuquerque City Tour"

ABQ Trolley Co. Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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My cousin's wife, a local of Albuquerque located this step saving attraction and it became the highlight of our trip. In Old Town at the corner of Romero and North Plaza we boarded the touring trolley. The brochure assured us this was the only trolley in the world covered in stucco. The tour could be called Two Men and a Trolley. It is a small operation, the two owners take turns driving or speaking. They have organized the tour of the City by neighborhoods. I had always thought of the city as Old Town and Other. Now I know how the town grew neighborhood by neighborhood . We started in Old Town and next saw Museum Row. Country Club neighborhood had beautiful large homes with manicured la...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 2, 2012

ABQ Trolley Co.
303 Romero St. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
505-240-8000

Church Street Cafe

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Restaurant | "Shopping and Eating in Old Town"

Church Street Cafe Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Tourists love Old Town Albuquerque. I suspect residents of the city like having company so they also can go to Old Town. First of all it is enchanting with adobe buildings, walls and banquets. Its not just sand and adobe, there are lots of flowering plants and lovely trees. We enjoy the shops that range from high ticket galleries, to clothing, to souvenir, and one I always go to, a card shop. I always pick up notecards and greeting cards here.The gallery shops feature sculptures, baskets, prints, weavings and jewelry of incredible design quality. Surprisingly, we didn't have trouble parking on the street. However, if there aren't places available there are several large parking areas just out side th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 1, 2012

Church Street Cafe
2111 Church Street
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
(505) 247-8522

Casa de Suenos Old Town Country Inn

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Hotel | "Great Location, Gorgeous Rooms"

Casa de Suenos Old Town Country Inn Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Usually when we visit Albuquerque we stay with family. This time we were celebrating my husband's birthday and our anniversary. We wanted somewhere different and very special for our memories. At Casa de Suenos we got what we wanted in multiples. Located within walking distance of Old Town Albuquerque, we were were thrilled to find a place with local flavor rather that chain hotel sameness.Our suite was in a duplex building just outside the walled garden. The good thing about that was we could park adjacent to our unit. The potentially awkward part was the entrance gates were locked at about 10:00pm and not reopened until breakfast. Best not to be on the wrong side of the gate at lock-up t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 31, 2012

Casa de Suenos Old Town Country Inn
310 Rio Grande Blvd SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
(505) 247-4560