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International Balloon Fiesta
The high desert environment of Albuquerque makes it one of the best spots around the globe for hot air ballooning. The International Balloon Fiesta is held in the city every October. This fiesta sees thousands of people every year from all over the globe. The event runs for over a week in which the cold morning skies fill with hot air balloons and the sunset finds these balloons filled again for evening "balloon-glows". These balloons can be seen from about everywhere in Albuquerque.
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
Offering a profound look into Albuquerque's history, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located at the edge of Old Town. This museum boasts an interesting assortment of cultural items from the past four centuries. This place also gives a better knowledge of European settlement in the entire southwest. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History displays suits of Spanish armor, woodcarvings, and works of Georgia O'Keeffe. The museum also hosts temporary and traveling exhibits.
Old Town is a site of original Spanish settlement. This area was shaped for centuries by the Mexican and Spanish cultures as well as the Native Americans. The Old Town is centered on a large plaza and retains a charming and soothing Southwestern feel characterized by cobblestone streets, giant old cottonwood trees, and adobe structures. The area is replete with tourist attractions like souvenir shops, restaurants, little museums, and art galleries.
Albuquerque Biological Park
Located in proximity to the Old Town, Albuquerque Biological Park is home to the Rio Grande Botanical Gardens, Rio Grande Zoo, and the Albuquerque Aquarium. The park features hundreds of flora species many of which are endangered ones. The aquarium in the park is ideal for kids interested in seeing sharks. The botanical garden is a verdant environment to see butterflies and other insects.