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City of Albuquerque

Exploring Albuquerque
& New Mexico

City of Albuquerque

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Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico
Tuesday–Sunday 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
616 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(.4 miles from the Hyatt)
Holocaust MuseumThe mission of the Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico is to eliminate hate and intolerance, one mind at a time. We accomplish this through exhibits and education programs that teach about genocide, prejudice, human rights, and social justice issues. These lessons are the foundation that build understanding and compassion in a troubled world. We are dedicated to providing knowledge on genocides and intolerance throughout history continuing to present day. Approximately 60 percent of the museum focuses on the Holocaust, covering the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis against both Jews and non-Jews. The remaining space is devoted to other genocides, human rights, and social justice issues.


Old Town Albuquerque
Old TownOld Town Plaza: 200 N Plaza St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(1.7 miles from the Hyatt)
Old Town’s narrow streets and century-old adobe houses are home to New Mexican eateries serving enchiladas and sopaipilla pastries, and tiny artisan shops selling jewelry, rugs and pottery. Old Town Plaza is a charming spot overlooked by 18th-century San Felipe de Neri Church. The Old Town Portal Market features juried local artisans selling traditional handcrafted jewelry, often featuring turquoise and silver.


New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1801 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(1.7 miles from the Hyatt)
Natural History MuseumThe New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science preserves and interprets the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of New Mexico through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. Western North America is famous for its dinosaur fossils; many of these come from the San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico. Most of these specimens were collected in the early part of the 20th century and the resulting specimens were shipped to Museums far from New Mexico. However, since the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science opened in 1986, newly discovered specimens have been found and kept within the state. Guided tours, planetarium, and a cafe.


Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
Albuquerque MuseumTuesday–Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(1.5 miles from the Hyatt)
Albuquerque Museum is the home of 10,000 works of art, 35,000 historical objects, more than 130,000 items in photo archives, and a sculpture garden. Docent-led tours, a museum store, and a cafe.


National Hispanic Cultural Center
National Hispanic Cultural CenterTuesday–Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(1.5 miles from the Hyatt)
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. The Center presents over 700 events and creates the opportunity for thousands more through its art museum, library, genealogy center, and educational resources. Docent-guided tours and two restaurants.


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Daily 9:00–5:00 PM
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
(2.1 miles from the Hyatt)
Indian Pueblo Cultural CenterThe Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center created as a place where Pueblo people can tell their story. As the gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, the IPCC provides an introduction for understanding the state's landscape, legacy, and story of continuance. Known for its collection of Pueblo pottery and murals painted by Pueblo artists, the IPCC also offers rotating exhibits. Visitors can  experience the award-winning New Native American cuisine of Pueblo Harvest Cafe and shop at Shumakolowa Native Arts, a trusted destination for authentic handcrafted Native American art, pottery, and jewelry. Today the IPCC leads the world in educating visitors about the legacy of resilience, accomplishments, and living history of Pueblo people and serves as a vibrant place for people of all cultures to share, learn, and discover.


Petroglyph National Monument
Daily 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
6001 Unser Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
(7.5 miles from the Hyatt)
Petroglyph National MonumentPetroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers. The developed trail system consists of three short, paved trails with trail markers. Full service restroom facility, picnic tables, shaded seating areas and a shaded patio area. See up to 100 petroglyphs in one hour if you walk all three trails. More trails available within a short drive of the Visitors Center.

Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
Tuesday–Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(10 miles from the Hyatt)
Balloon Museum Named in honor of Albuquerque’s pioneering aeronauts Maxie Anderson and Ben Abruzzo, the mission of the Balloon Museum is to inspire a spirit of exploration, discovery, and achievement through experiences that engage our visitors in the history, science, sport, and art of ballooning and other innovative forms of flight. Guided tours and 4-D theater.


The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
Daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
601 Eubank Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
(10.5 miles from the Hyatt)
Nuclear MuseumThe National Museum of Nuclear Science & History was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibits and displays, the diverse applications of nuclear science in the past, present and future along with the stories of the field’s pioneers. The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is a Smithsonian Affiliate and is accredited through the American Alliance of Museums.


Sandia Peak Tramway
Daily 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, weather permitting
30 Tramway Road NE
Albuquerque, NM
(17 miles from the Hyatt)
Sandia Peak TramwayThe Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. See some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. Restaurant and hiking trails at the top of Sandia Peak.


Santa Fe

New Mexico Rail Runner Express to Santa Fe
The RailyardAlbuquerque Station
100 1st Street SW
Albuquerque, NM (87102)
(Train station .4 miles from the Hyatt, Santa Fe 64 miles)
10 stations north to Santa Fe, 4 stations south to Belen
All stations and platforms are wheelchair accessible.
Train Schedule
Seniors 62+ ride the Rail Runner free every Wednesday

The Santa Fe Pickup
The Santa Fe PickupSanta Fe Depot
410 S. Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Two free shuttles pick up passengers at the Santa Fe Depot. Passengers can transfer between shuttles at transfer stations. Shuttles run about every 30 minutes from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.
 ◉  The Historic District Shuttle stops at the State Capitol, the Cathedral Basicila of St Francis of Assisi, the Main Library, the Historic Plaza (Palace of the Governors, New Mexico History Museum, restaurants, shopping), and The Railyard.
 ◉  The Museum & Canyon Road Shuttle stops at Museum Hill (Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe Botanical Garden) and Canyon Road (over 100 galleries, boutiques, and restaurants).

Meow Wolf
1352 Rufina Circle
Santa Fe, NM 87507
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun, Wed; Thurs, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Fri & Sat; Closed Tuesdays
(64 miles from the Hyatt)
Meow Wolf is an arts collective based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The collective creates immersive and interactive experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. This includes art installations, video and music production, and extended reality content. The first permanent installation, the THEA Award-winning House of Eternal Return, launched in March 2016 with support from Game of Thrones creator and Santa Fe resident, George R.R. Martin. Inside, guests discover a multidimensional mystery house with secret passages, portals to magical worlds, and an expansive narrative amidst surreal, maximalist, and mesmerizing art exhibits. Located in Santa Fe, HOER features a children’s learning center, a cafe and bar, and a highly-rated music venue.

More things to do and see in Santa Fe


New Mexico

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Tent Rocks5 miles north west of Cochiti
Daily 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(54 miles from the Hyatt)
Tent Rocks, on the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico, includes a national recreation trail and ranges from 5,570 feet to 6,760 feet above sea level. It is for foot travel only, and contains two segments that provide opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, geologic observation, and plant identification. The cone-shaped tent rock formations are the products of volcanic eruptions that occurred 6 to 7 million years ago and left pumice, ash, and tuff deposits over 1,000 feet thick. Tremendous explosions from the Jemez volcanic field spewed pyroclasts (rock fragments), while searing hot gases blasted down slopes in an incandescent avalanche called a pyroclastic flow.


Trinity SiteTrinity Site – April 3, 2021
Map & Directions
Stallion Gate open 8:00 AM–2:00 PM, Trinity site closes at 3:30 PM
(130 miles from the Hyatt)
On July 16, 1945, at 5:20:45 AM, the first atomic bomb was tested at Trinity Site by the Manhattan Project of Los Alamos. Trinity Site is open only two days a year — the first Saturday in April and October. Visitors can take a quarter-mile walk to Ground Zero where a small obelisk marks the exact spot where the bomb was exploded. Historical photos are mounted on the fence surrounding the area. Visitors also can ride a missile range shuttle bus two miles to the Schmidt/McDonald ranch house where the scientists assembled the plutonium core of the bomb. Everyone 18 and older must show a Real ID. All vehicles are subject to search and should be carrying proof of insurance and current registration papers. No weapons of any kind are allowed.