119 Route 66 East
Moriarty, NM 87035
Phone: (505) 832-6666
Fax: (505) 832-1282
Situated within New Mexico, the Sandia Mountains is spread out over 17 miles. The mountain range is know for having the second longest tramway in the world, that spans a whopping 2.7 miles rising over 4,000 feet into the air. The highest peak in the Mountain Range is Sandia Peak with an elevation of 10, 678 feet. Translated from Spanish, Sandia means watermelon, and was named after the gourds growing there that were mistaken for watermelons by the Spanish explorers.
This tramway lifts you from the Sandia foothills through five natural life zones to the top of the Sandia Mountains, more than 10,000 feet above sea level. Time and terrain seem to move in harmony as passengers scout the rugged canyons and lush forests for bighorn sheep and deer. The tram docks alongside the High Finance Restaurant. This is a must see. With 2.7 miles of sky-view travel, be sure to visit this spot while in Albuquerque.
This place is known as America's official museum of nuclear science and history. A short movie shown every hour features Albert Einstein and the people involved with the development of nuclear science. The world's largest public collection of nuclear weapons is displayed here. Also on display are military air crafts, robotics and nuclear medicine exhibits.
Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark boasts of being the first ever lighted ballpark in the whole of North America. Built in the 20th Century by Oscar Huber, the owner of a mining company in Madrid, the park is a major venue for many baseball, football and athletic events. It was rooted as a home ground for Madrid Miners AA Minor League which was a local baseball team. Events here also include rodeos, recreational programs and community events. The park has a dugout and is well equipped with all the necessary technical apparatus.
There is nothing quite like drifting over the countryside in a hot air balloon. New Mexico's largest balloon rides operator offers ride packages that include something for every taste. Soar above the city at sunrise, or in the evening when the wind is right and you will get a true sense of the beauty of Albuquerque. The pilots that fly for this company are experienced and will gladly discuss their flight record with you.
Expo New Mexico Fairground is one power packed place. With so many events taking place at this multi-purpose venue, the events calender is always full. This venue to caters to all and is host to events as diverse as dog and cat shows to championships. It is also the home of the biggest of all events "The New Mexico State Fair". Spread on an area of 236-acre, this venue is grand, elegant as well as spacious. It is truly an ideal venue for any kind of event.
With over 300 days of sunshine each year, the spacious Montgomery Park is one of the largest and best parks to spend some time outdoors in Northeastern Albuquerque. On weekends, the park comes alive with youth soccer games, ultimate Frisbee tournaments, and historical reenactments. It's a popular place for family barbecues and birthday parties, and the 0.8 mile walking trail around and through the park is popular with walkers, joggers, and pet owners alike. The park grounds include several fenced in tennis courts, a playground, and a public swimming pool open during the warmer seasons. The park is conveniently located next to the Erna Ferguson Public Library and the Palo Duro Senior Center. An on-site parking lot is located on the south side of the park along Comanche Boulevard. - Lydia Schrandt
The New Mexico region, that lies in close proximity to Mountainair, is bestowed with one of the finer monument sites, in the form of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. This site was once the settlement of Puebloans, that were basically traders. Visitors can explore the on-site museums or simply enjoy a walk along the historical sites.
Known for its perfect ballooning weather, Albuquerque offers no better way to see the city than from aloft. This is a thrilling experience you will remember all of your life, and the people at World Balloon work hard to make it enjoyable. The little extras, like picking you up from your motel, champagne lift off and a flight certificate, are only a part of the adventure. This company has been in operation since 1961, and has an impeccable safety record. Other services include the Sunrise Wedding Service, balloon sales and service and collectors memorabilia.
Hyder Park is a 5 acre park ideal for picnics and relaxation amidst lush green environs.
From April to October, this playground is open for the young and the young at heart. It offers more than 23 rides, games of skill, arcade and redemption deals and a variety of great food and gifts. Centrally located in Albuquerque for a convenient playful getaway, this place is sure to put a smile on your face and a little extra spring in your step.
From the highly regarded house of Gruet in France to the high desert of New Mexico, come some of the best sparkling wines in the country. The award-winning wines enjoy a stellar reputation and are served in dozens of restaurants around the world. Tours through this elegant facility are available. If you need a special place to host an anniversary celebration, wedding reception, birthday, office or Christmas party, give Gruet Winery a call and schedule the banquet facility that can hold up to 250 people.