1501 Gibson Blvd
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 245-7363
Fax: (505) 245-8316
Catch a ballgame (and maybe even a foul ball) at Isotopes Park. Designed in true retro style, this ballpark is home to the minor league Albuquerque Isotopes. The park evokes nostalgia to the 1940s and 50s and is one of the best stadiums in minor-league baseball.
National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico is a state-of-the-art facility which is located in the Rio Grande Valley. Hispanic American contributions to the arts, sciences and humanities are proudly represented. See the joy, passion, pain and perseverance of the local and national Hispanic community brought to light. The stately architectural style of this site is reminiscent of the Incas and Mayans. The facilities include a 2,500-seat amphitheater, performing arts center, research and literary arts building, plus a 10,000-square-foot visual arts center.
Hyder Park is a 5 acre park ideal for picnics and relaxation amidst lush green environs.
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.
Go fishing for trouts and sail a boat on this wonderful beach in Albuquerque, so full of life and adventure.
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.
Along the Rio Grande, the city of Albuquerque has set aside hundreds of acres for your enjoyment. Tingley Aquatic Park (Tingley Beach) is a great place for picnics and family gatherings. At the Rio Grande Zoological Park you can see exotic animals from around the globe and check out the ABQ BioPark Aquarium. Then take a leisurely stroll through the thousands of plants in the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. Call ahead for more details.
With many rare and exotic animals, this zoo offers award-winning natural habitat displays of white tigers, polar bears, big cats, and great apes. Do not miss a chance to feed the seals and sea lions. Shop for hats, toys, film and gifts in the gift shop, which is open daily. An extensive menu is offered at the Cottonwood Café.
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.
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.
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.