Albuquerque, the city well known for holding their Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta each year in October. It is absolutely incredible and the balloonist are amazing. Well really enjoyed the night flights. Read my blog post for more details about the fiesta. Hope to make it back one year. While we were in the area, we hit a few museums. The first museum we hit was the Museum of Natural History and Science

We have traveled all over the U.S. and have been to many science museums, but I have to say this is one of the best! Their exhibits are wonderful. They had a cave that looked extremely real, and a lava exhibit that made you “walk over hot lava”, Ouch! They also had a traveling exhibit called "Cats" which was also well done. We saw the Amazing Caves imax show while we were there, and it was also well done. We were so impressed with the museum, that we signed up for a annual pass, and we don't even live in NM. However, we have a time share we can use in Santa Fe and plan on coming back to use the free passes they gave us.

After we left the Science Museum, we headed toward the Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanical Gardens . They were both wonderful. The aquarium wasn’t as large as the Monterey Aquarium or the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, but it was very nice. There was also a BIG surprise at the Gardens, but I won’t tell you what it was. It will have to be visit and be surprised!

As usual, we didn't get to see all we wanted to see. Here are a few fun and interestings things we would like to check out in the future:

Rio Grande Zoo Explora Museum Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
Rattlesnake Museum University of New Mexico Turquoise Museum

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