About Albuquerque New Mexico

Written by Abby Luttrell
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Albuquerque, New Mexico is a unique blend of historic museums and spirited Tex-Mex culture. A Spanish settlement on the banks of the Rio Grande, Albuquerque still has the remnants of its quaint old town. But now it is a cosmopolitan city with the prestigious University of New Mexico at its center.

Museums In Albuquerque

Museum lovers won't be able to say enough about Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center offer fascinating glimpses of the Spanish and Indian past of the former New Mexico territory. The Mission of San Agustin, built in 1613 by a Spanish missionary, is just south of town on I-25, and is still in use today.

Albuquerque is home to the Sandia Laboratory, a government scientific facility, so it's perhaps fitting about Albuquerque, New Mexico that it is a scientific center as well. The National Atomic Museum chronicles the history of atomic energy and the Manhattan Project at nearby Los Alamos. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science explores the geologic history of the Southwest.

The University of New Mexico is home to the Geology Museum and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. And when you're out and about in Albuquerque, New Mexico, don't miss Old Town. The refurbished Spanish settlement is now a unique urban center full of shops, restaurants and galleries featuring contemporary art, Indian crafts and delicious Tex-Mex food. American Indian artisans sell their pottery and handicrafts around the scenic old Plaza.

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