Stuff to do in Albuquerque
Stuff to do in Albuquerque
There is a lot of stuff to do in Albuquerque that many people are not even aware exist. Many of these events are very exciting and tell some of Albuquerque's best kept secrets and history. Especially coming from the Murder Mysteries at the Downtown Historic Albuquerque Spy house. The Spy House's dubious history is now the central theme of a monthly interactive dinner theater murder mystery. A Brief case for murder, written by freelance writer, Tari Davis, is a unique and interesting way to reveal the history of the Spy House. It is also a fun and engaging activity for guests and staff of the bed and breakfast. Each guest at the mystery dinner will be assigned a character to portray. Some guest characters will have minor speaking roles, and every guest will have an opportunity to ad lib dinner conversation while in character.
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Rides: For hot air ballooning in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Albuquerque, Rainbow Ryders rises above the rest with daily,year-round balloon rides for weddings, groups, conventions, company retreats and special occasions. We even have gift certificates for Rainbow Ryders hot air balloon flights! Specializing in hot air balloon rides in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Albuquerque year round, Rainbow Ryders is THE authorized hot air balloon company for the Albuquerque. You can rise above the city and see all the stuff to do in Albuquerque from an aerial view.
For more stuff to do in Albuquerque check out the American International Rattlesnake Museum: The Rattlesnake Museum is an exciting and educational experience for the entire family. This animal conservation museum reveals the hundreds of ways that rattlesnakes and other "less desirable" animals have influenced our lives. Examples are given through artifacts, memorabilia, and the largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes in the world. In fact, the Rattlesnake Museum hosts more different species than the Bronx Zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo, the National Zoo, the Denver Zoo, the San Francisco Zoo, and the San Diego Zoo, all combined! Species from North, Central, and South America are presented in beautifully recreated habitats. Myths are explored, phobias cured, and mysteries revealed at this must-see Museum of the Southwest. It's a wonderful way for your family to share in this fascinating, mysterious, and misunderstood corner of the animal kingdom.
The oldest building in Albuquerque is The San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town Albuquerque. The original church of San Felipe de Neri was started in 1706 under the direction of Fray Manuel Moreno, a Franciscan priest who came to Alburquerque [the spelling was later changed to Albuquerque] with 30 families from Bernalillo in 1704 or 1705. The church was initially named San Francisco Xavier by Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdez, who founded the city of Alburquerque and named it after the Viceroy of New Spain. The Duke of Alburquerque ordered that the titular saint be changed to San Felipe de Neri in honor of King Philip of Spain.
For some fun stuff to do in Albuquerque for the Kids check out the Tingley Beach. Tingley Beach features four ponds: three fishing ponds and a Model Boat Pond. During the summer months, Tingley Beach also offers paddle boat and bicycle rentals which are run by the New Mexico BioPark Society. Proceeds raised directly benefit the ABQ BioPark. The large Train Station houses a cafe and gift shop and serves as a depot for the Rio Line Train, which makes a loop between the ABQ BioPark Zoo and Aquarium/Botanic Garden.