It’s easy to see why Albuquerque, New Mexico is frequently voted as one of the top ten cities for families to visit. It’s got everything from museums and natural outdoor wonders to amusement parks and more. And the best part? It’s all affordably priced, and some of it is even free!
In this post are some of the best spots to take your family. They will want to keep coming back for more.
Let’s jump right into the good stuff. These are the places that offer free admission:
Dedicated to preserving the art, and educating the public on Hot Air Ballooning. Free admission is offered on Sundays from 9am-1pm and the first Friday of each month.
A recreational area, with three fishing ponds, where visitors enjoy hiking trails and going fishing. Admission is free anytime.
The oldest public museum in Albuquerque with an emphasis on American Southwest history. Admission is free anytime.
Learn all about the history of Albuquerque, the American Southwest, and the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. Free admission visits are on the first Wednesday of every month or any Sunday.
Because Albuquerque has close to 300 sunny days in a calendar year, it makes it the perfect place for exploring the great outdoors. There are many things to do. Anything from biking and hiking to discovering wildlife and nature.
This one location houses a Zoo, Botanic Garden, and Aquarium! You will probably spend a full day exploring here.
An outdoor nature center, with over 270 acres of meadows, woods, and farmland filled with all types of native grasses and flowers. Kids will learn about plants, geology, animals, and explore hands-on exhibits.
Walk around this National Monument and look for symbols etched onto the volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers up to 700 hundred years ago.
Rollercoasters, a water park, outdoor carnival type games, pizza, hot dogs and ice cream.
Laser tag, bumper cars, bumper boats, go karts, paintball and much, much more.
You can’t visit Albuquerque and not go on a hot air balloon ride. Riders have to be at least 5 years of age. Since there are no seats inside of the basket, be prepared to stand for the duration of the flight, which is about an hour long.
Need someplace to cool off? Pack your suits and head to this water sprayground located inside of the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Cultural Information center.