Quality Inn University
2015 Menaul Blvd. N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 881-3210
Fax: (505) 888-1196
Albuquerque's largest performing arts facility has been remodeled in recent years and now offers near perfect acoustics on the stage, orchestra pit, mezzanine and balcony. The center features four theaters and an art museum containing five galleries that house a permanent collection of more than 28,000 photographs, paintings, drawings and prints. This center is located in Popejoy Hall on UNM campus, just north of Cornell and Central. Matinee shows and weekend performances vary, call for information.
If you enjoy microbrews, try this converted warehouse bar where the beer is brewed in the adjacent room. Marble Brewery makes ten different beers, some of which you can take home in six packs or enjoy at other New Mexico bars, and all of which you can sample in the tasting room. A limited food menu is available, but you are also welcome to bring your own or order local take-out to be delivered to your table. In summer, try the large outdoor patio; in winter, pull up a stool near the window looking through to the brewing facilities. Tours are also available. - Pip Lustgarten
The Indian Pueblo Culture Center is owned and operated by the 19 Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico. Visit the museums, galleries and gift shops where more than 305,000 visitors annually experience the culture, art and history of pueblo life. Children are welcome to join hands-on experiences in the Pueblo House Children's Museum. Art and craft workshops, various Indian Rites and many special celebrations and events are planned throughout the year. The Pueblo Harvest Cafe serves great New Mexican and Native American dishes at reasonable prices.
Built in 1903 by Charles Whittlesey, this Norwegian-style log cabin perches on a hill just east of Downtown. The house was sold in 1920 to a couple who opened it to writers and artists who congregated here for the peaceful atmosphere and the view of the Sandia Mountains. Now, The Whittlesey House is home to the Albuquerque Press Club, whose members and guests gather before the massive stone fireplace in the great room to discuss current events. Visitors are welcome to visit the building which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
There is always something happening in this modern Albuquerque Convention & Visitor's Bureau facility. The center offers one massive, column-free room that embraces over 100,000 square feet. The center is in use year-round by local organizations, touring exhibitions and national conventions. In the 2,400-seat auditorium you will find incredible acoustics, and the sloping floor promises a good seat for everyone. The 29 meeting rooms mean that the center can handle large conventions or several smaller gatherings simultaneously. Situated Downtown between the Double Tree Hotel and the Hyatt Regency, there is plenty of parking in the Downtown area's underground parking garage.
Sunshine Building is one of the first high-rise buildings built from reinforced concrete. Bright yellow brick veneer gave the building its name, and trademark features like complex, molded concrete corbels identify the architect, Henry C. Trost. Inside, you can ride to the upper floors one of the only attendant-operated elevators in the Southwest. The building houses a theater, which originally screened silent movies and was the most popular theater in town when it was built back in 1924. It has now been converted to a venue for live performances such as theater, dance, and concerts.
This architectural gem earned its unusual name when Isleta Pueblo governor, Pablo Abeita, suggested KiMo, which means "king of its kind" The theater's pueblo/deco architectural style and lavish interior murals make it a true picture palace. Built in 1927 it was one of the main stopping centers during the glory days of Route 66 (Central Avenue). Young entertainers who graced its stage included the likes of Vivian Vance, Gloria Swanson, Tom Mix and Ginger Rogers. The KiMo seats 700 comfortably with an orchestra pit for 30-40 musicians.
Located in heart of the city, Amy Biehl High School is the First Urban High School in Albuquerque. It is housed in the Post Office Building, which is historically significant. The 52,000 sq. foot structure was remodeled and renovated and now it is a grand school building.
Learn and play at a center that challenges people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, learn and critically think. Explore art, science, technology, culture and fun. The museum contains a collection of over 250 interactive science, technology and art exhibits such as an experiment bar and a high-wire bike and robotics lab. Demonstrations, theatre performances and a variety of programs and activities are also offered. The museum store provides a wide array of bilingual and educational items.
With over 300 days of sunshine each year, the spacious Montgomery Park is one of the largest and best parks to spend some time outdoors in Northeastern Albuquerque. On weekends, the park comes alive with youth soccer games, ultimate Frisbee tournaments, and historical reenactments. It's a popular place for family barbecues and birthday parties, and the 0.8 mile walking trail around and through the park is popular with walkers, joggers, and pet owners alike. The park grounds include several fenced in tennis courts, a playground, and a public swimming pool open during the warmer seasons. The park is conveniently located next to the Erna Ferguson Public Library and the Palo Duro Senior Center. An on-site parking lot is located on the south side of the park along Comanche Boulevard. - Lydia Schrandt
Take a walk through time from the big bang through the ice ages in one of the premier natural history museums in the country. Also, discover a great collection of massive dinosaurs while you watch technicians work on actual fossils. You can also experience the Dynamax Theater with its multi-story screen and super sound system. Step into the Time Machine and stop by the Lode Star Center that includes a high-tech, 175-seat theater, telescope and planetarium. The STARTUP Gallery tells the story of Albuquerque's role in the development of the computer. The Nature Works store in the museum features a unique inventory of items related to dinosaurs, birds, and various species of animals and scientific gadgets.
San Felipe de Neri is the visual, geographical and spiritual heart of Old Town. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the original Pueblo-style building was constructed in 1793; the distinctive Gothic wooden steeples were added in 1861. Rose gardens welcome the visitor to the church's front courtyard. Stepping into the cool interior you will discover beautiful tin work, vigas (wooden beams) and five feet thick adobe walls.