6100 West Iliff Rd, Albuquerque, NM, US, 87121
- Phone: (505) 836-8600
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Albuquerque Sports Stadium was a baseball stadium that was built in 1969 and had a capacity of 10,510 people. The stadium was located at the northeast corner of University Boulevard and Avenida Cesar Chavez.
University Stadium is an outdoor football stadium located on the south campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. It opened on 17th September 1960 and has a seating capacity of over 38,000.
Check-out this golf course that wraps around the UNM Law School and faces many well known research and medical centers. Since 1942, golfers have enjoyed this first-class, 9-hole course. One of the major attractions of this course is its central location. A snack bar is available and the pro shop staff is helpful and friendly.
This community center is the headquarters for the therapeutic recreation division of the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department. There are a number of activities being held on any given day, such as the adult social programs and aerobics classes, an adventure club, art programs and teen programs and dances. A schedule of monthly activities can be obtained by calling the center. Prices vary per activity, call for a current list of activities and a rate schedule.
This challenging, nine-hole course sits at the north end of the north-south runway of the Albuquerque International Sunport. Do not worry about tee times, golfers are sent out on a first-come-first-served basis. But if the wait is too much, the huge driving range awaits. If you can not get away until after dark, the range is lit and open until little late from mid-May through Labor Day. The putting green also remains open and under the lights after the sun goes down. The pros offer video swing analysis and complete golf lessons.
In many cities, tennis courts are rented out on an hourly basis, and they don't come cheap. Not so in Albuquerque, where the city provides facilities that are open to locals and tourists alike, with all but the two big complexes offered completely free of charge. The Barelas facility has six courts, all of them lit, and few of them ever occupied: you just show up and play. When your match is over, take a stroll across the road to watch the locals play baseball in the park, or to visit the Rio Grande Zoo. Enjoy spending time in this neighborhood, which is one of Albuquerque's most historic. - Pip Lustgarten
Rio Grande is one of several public pools managed by the City of Albuquerque. An outdoor facility, it is open during school summer vacations only. Dedicated lap swim hours for this 25-meter-long pool are Monday-Friday, 11a-noon. On Sundays, admission is free of charge for children under 18 years of age. The pool is surrounded by grassy areas on which you can sunbathe and indulge in the snacks which are on sale from the cafeteria. If the chatter of the swimming pool crowd permits, the sounds of exotic animals are sometimes to be heard: Rio Grande Pool is adjacent to the zoo. Check the website for varying dates.
Highland is one of several pools managed by the City of Albuquerque. Attached to public high schools, their access hours are shared between students and the general public. Admission is cheap, and the pool—which measures 25 yards by 25 meters and is equipped with two diving boards—is attractive and well maintained, although the locker rooms and showers are pretty basic. In warm weather, the sides of the building are opened, so you can lounge in the sun and paddle in the small outdoor pool. Highland is popular with local families, especially in summer, so serious swimmers will want to be sure to verify lap swim hours. – Pip Lustgarten
Inside this brand-new, high-tech, high-definition video planetarium, you will feel like you are actually beneath the stars as starscapes wheel around you. A motion simulation theater whisks passengers into space on educational journeys to the moon, the planets and beyond. If you want a real look at the stars, a 16-inch telescope housed in a 22-foot dome. Using the telescope, you can photograph the stars, and print your shots to take home.
Once upon a time, human beings lived life without the aid of computers. Then came folks like Bill Gates. STARTUP, a permanent gallery exhibition located inside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, chronicles the fits and starts with which the microcomputing revolution began, right here in Albuquerque. Spearheaded by Gates and his compadres, this revolution gave birth to new ways of thinking and living, as well as a cavalcade of compelling new technological toys. Many of them are on display here, including early hardware prototypes, crude video games and even a dupe of nerd king Steve Wozniak's first desk. Entry is included with regular museum admission.
When you walk through the doors of this Old Town museum and shop, you may find yourself warily glancing behind the door. But there are no snakes slithering about the store, their crawl space is in the back room where you will find the most complete collection of live rattlesnake species in the world. Once you have toured the museum, return to the gift shop where rattlesnake memorabilia is the hiss. Just try and get through the front door without buying a Rattlesnake Museum logo T-shirt. Hours change seasonally.
Located in the ballooning capital of the world, this unique Old Town shop offers the largest collection of hot air balloon gift items in the world. Jewelry, ornaments, books, apparel, posters, kites and many other manifestations of hot air soaring are on display in the store, or available through a colorful catalog's. Stop by and arrange for an exciting balloon ride, which lasts one hour. Discover Balloons have been conducting such flights since 1983. One of the pilots is often on hand to answer questions and assuage fears.