these 5 places are the best way to experience Albuquerque history

Visit museums to learn more about Albuquerque history

Albuquerque is an excellent vacation destination.  One way to enjoy this area to the fullest is to explore the rich Albuquerque history.  With origins that can be traced all the way back to the year 1706, this city is full of museums and historic sites that tell the story of how this area was founded and developed throughout the years.  Take a look at a few of the best places to learn a wide spectrum of Albuquerque history facts and make plans to visit some of these attractions today.

5 of the best places to learn about Albuquerque history

1. Coronado Historic Site

You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time when you visit the Coronado Historic Site.  Here, you’ll be able to see the ruins of the Kuaua Pueblo, which was first settled in A.D. 1325.  These remains went undiscovered until archaeologists stumbled upon them in the 1930s, and it has been made into the beautiful attraction that it is today.  Complete with picnic tables and views of the Sandia Mountains, this is a great place to learn about Albuquerque history while spending time in the great outdoors.

2. Old Town Albuquerque

Historic Old Town Albuquerque provides  many things to do.  Located in the heart of the city, this area is home to a variety of restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and plenty of other places worth visiting.  This is the perfect place to find a work of art or a souvenir to commemorate your trip to New Mexico.  

3. National Hispanic Cultural Center

A truly interesting Albuquerque history museum, this attraction offers a wide  selection of things to do and see.  The National Hispanic Cultural Center is home to many collections of Hispanic art, literature, and other exhibits that honor the heritage of this area.  Countless events including dance classes, film screenings, cooking classes, performances, and happy hours are hosted here frequently to bring the community together to celebrate local Hispanic culture.  

4. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

You’ll find over 7,000 works of art here in the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, along with approximately 26,000 historical artifacts, photographs, and other memorabilia.  You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the lives of those who lived here long ago by viewing all kinds of ancient items, like jewelry, clothing, furniture, household tools, and many others. Their special exhibit, “Route 66: Radiance, Rust and and Revival on the Mother Road,” commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Mother Road.

5. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

An institution dedicated to honoring the Pueblo culture and history, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center contains numerous exhibits, artifacts, and activities to educate the community on this significant part of Albuquerque history.  With events like art shows, film festivals, native dances, programs and lectures, and much more, this is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon.  

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King bed in Route 66 Suite at Bottger Mansion
Route 66 Suite at the Bottger Mansion

Complete your adventure of exploring Albuquerque history by staying in comfortable and convenient accommodations while you’re here.  The Bottger Mansion of Old Town is a historic charming bed and breakfast in Albuquerque offering lovely rooms, outstanding amenities, and friendly hospitality.  Explore the many attractions of Albuquerque or simply relax in the peace and quiet of our shady courtyard.  You will love your time in our beautiful oasis of New Mexico, so check our availability and book your stay today!

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