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Area Attractions

Connect to New Mexico’s largest metropolitan city from the Downtown Albuquerque Rail Runner Station. Albuquerque attractions offer an endless variety of things to see and do. Walk or board a direct bus route to places most frequented by locals and visitors.

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Please note that passengers may need to connect to an ABQ RIDE bus to their destination.

Featured Attractions

Downtown/Barelas/South Valley District

Attraction

Transit Directions

Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
20 First Plaza NW, Ste. 601
Albuquerque, NM 87102
800-284-2282

Walk north on Central for two blocks then north on 2nd Street for one block. The ACVB is located in the Galeria at 2nd Street & Copper.

Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-768-4575

Walk two blocks north to the Convention Center at 2nd Street & Tijeras. 

Amtrak
320 1st Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-9650

At the Downtown ABQ Rail Runner Station. Just walk south on the platform. 

Century 14 Movie Theatre
100 Central Ave. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-9555

Directly across the street from the Alvarado Transportation Center. 

Civic Plaza
1 Civic Plaza
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-768-3100

Walk west on Central and then north on 3rd Street. Or just board the D-Ride on weekedays.   

Downtown Business District

Take the D-RIDE on weekdays or simply walk throughout the Downtown area.

KiMo Theater
423 Central Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-768-3544

Board the D-Ride to 5th and Central or walk west on Central to 5th Street. The theater is located on the northeast corner. 

Greyhound
320 1st Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505) 243-4435

At the Downtown ABQ Rail Runner Station.Just walk south on the platform. 

Main Library
501 Copper Avenue NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-819-3563

Walk west on Central to 6th Street and go north to Copper Ave., or take the westbound Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) or the Rapid Ride Green Line (Route 777) directly to the library. 

National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-246-2261

ABQ RIDE Route 53 or ABQ RIDE Route 54.  

South Broadway Cultural Center
1025 Broadway Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-848-1320

Connect to ABQ RIDE Route 16/18.

Standard Diner
320 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-243-1440

Walk three blocks east on Central Avenue or take ABQ RIDE Route 66. 

Tucanos
110 Central Ave. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-246-9900

Directly across the street from the Alvarado Transportation Center at 1st Street & Central Avenue. 

Historic Old Town

Attraction

Transit Directions

ABQ BioPark Aquarium & Botanic Garden
2601 Central NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-768-2000

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) or ABQ RIDE Route 66. Exit at the Tingley Station.   

ABQ BioPark Zoo
903 Tenth SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-768-2000

Board ABQ RIDE Route 53. Exit at Atlantic. 

Albuquerque Little Theatre
224 San Pasquale SW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-242-4750

Board ABQ RIDE Route 66 to San Pasquale. Walk south to the theatre.

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-243-7255

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) or ABQ RIDE Route 66 to Rio Grande Blvd. Walk north through Old Town to Mountain Road. 

¡Explora!
1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-224-8300

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) or ABQ RIDE Route 66 to Rio Grande Blvd. Walk north through Old Town to Mountain Road. OR take ABQ RIDE Route 36 to Mountain Road. Walk east on Mountain Road to Explora. 

Hotel Albuquerque
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-843-6300

Board ABQ RIDE Route 36. This route has a stop across the street from the hotel. OR take the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) or ABQ RIDE Route 66 to Rio Grande Blvd. Walk north several blocks on Rio Grande to the hotel. 

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
866-855-7902

Board ABQ RIDE Route 8 or ABQ RIDE Route 36. 

NM Museum of Natural History and Science
1801 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-841-2800

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) or ABQ RIDE Route 66 to Rio Grande Blvd. Walk north through Old Town to Mountain Road. 

Old Town Plaza
On the northeast corner of Rio Grande Blvd. and Central Ave.
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) or ABQ RIDE Route 66 to Rio Grande Blvd.   

Midtown/University/Nob Hill District

Attraction

Transit Directions

Nob Hill
on Central Ave. between Girard Blvd. and Washington St.
Albuquerque, NM

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) or Rapid Ride Green Line (Route 777) to Carlisle Blvd. 

University of New Mexico Main Campus
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
505-277-0111

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (766), Rapid Ride Green Line (Route 777) or ABQ RIDE Route 66 to Central & Yale. Or take ABQ RIDE Route 5, 11, 16/18 or 50 to get to other areas of main campus.
You can also take the free UNM Campus shuttle to Las Lomas & Yale.

Uptown

Attraction

Transit Directions

ABQ RIDE Uptown Transit Center
2121 Indiana NE
Albuquerque, NM 

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) or ABQ RIDE Route 8 to the Uptown Transit Center.

ABQ Uptown
2200 Q Street NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-792-1929

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) to the Uptown Loop.  

Coronado Center
6600 Menaul NE, Suite 1
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-881-2700

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) to the Uptown Loop.

EXPO NM State Fairgrounds
300 San Pedro Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-222-9700

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766), Rapid Ride Green Line (Route 777) or ABQ RIDE Route 66 to Louisiana Blvd.

Uptown Business District
2240 Q Street
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-792-1929

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) to the Uptown Loop.

Other Attractions

Attraction

Transit Directions

Cliff's Amusement Park
4800 Osuna Road NE 
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-881-9373

Board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) or Rapid Ride Green Line (Route 777) to San Mateo Blvd. Transfer to ABQ RIDE 140 or 141. Exit the bus at Osuna. 

Hospitals

Attraction

Transit Directions

Lovelace Women's Hosptial
4701 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-727-7800

Board ABQ RIDE Route 5.

Presbyterian Hospital
1100 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-841-1234

Board Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) or Rapid Ride Green Line (Route 777) to Central @ Presbyterian Hospital.

UNM Hospital
2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-272-2111

From the Downtown ABQ Station, board ABQ RIDE Route 5 or 11. From the Westside board the Rapid Ride Blue Line (Route 790) to UNMH.
You can also take the free shuttle directly to the UNM Hospital canopy.

VA Hospital
1501 San Pedro SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-265-1711

From the Downtown Station, board ABQ RIDE Route 16/18. You can also board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766), Rapid Ride Green Line (Route 777) or ABQ RIDE Route 66 and transfer at San Mateo to ABQ RIDE Route 140/141. From the westside, you can board ABQ RIDE Route 96 to access the VA Hospital during commute times.

Westside

Attraction

Transit Directions

Cottonwood Mall
10000 Coors Bypass NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
505-897-6571

From Lomas, board the Rapid Ride Blue Line (Route 790). From the Downtown ABQ Station, board the Rapid Ride Red Line (Route 766) or ABQ RIDE Route 66 to Coors Blvd.  Transfer to ABQ RIDE Route 155 to Cottonwood Mall.  

 Airport & Business District

Attraction

Transit Directions

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
2200 Sunport Boulevard SE Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-244-7700

Board ABQ RIDE 250 for a direct ride to the airport.  You can also take ABQ RIDE Route 50.

Central NM Community College Main Campus
525 Buena Vista Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-224-3000

 Board ABQ RIDE Route 16/18, ABQ RIDE Route 97 or ABQ RIDE Route 217. (Route 217 only operates during commute times)

Isotopes Park
1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-924-2255

Board ABQ RIDE Route 16/18, ABQ RIDE Route 97 or ABQ RIDE Route 217. (Route 217 only operates during commute times)

Kirtland Airforce Base
Albuquerque, NM 87116
505-846-0011

Board ABQ RIDE Route 217 to the base.

UNM Stadium
1111 University Boulevard SE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
505-925-LOBO

Board ABQ RIDE Route 16/18, ABQ RIDE Route 97 or ABQ RIDE Route 217. (Route 217 only operates during commute times)

University Arena "The Pit"
1414 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-925-LOBO

Board ABQ RIDE Route 16/18, ABQ RIDE Route 97 or ABQ RIDE Route 217. (Route 217 only operates during commute times)

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