Can't Miss at Cliff's Amusement Park:
Arts & Entertainment:
> Meow Wolf (Santa Fe, 53 Miles) - An attraction that embraces the unique and bizarre through various media, music, video, sculptures, painting and others. The attraction encourages exploration through secret passages, while using elements of storytelling to offer a unique experience, which is best discovered by one's self.
> Musical Highway (Tijeras, 14 Miles) - A part of historic Route 66, this small stretch of the road features grooves that will produce a musical sound from your wheels when driven over at a set speed.
> The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (Albuquerque, 7 Miles) - A museum preserving the culture of the Pueblo Native American tribes with displays of their pottery, arts and crafts, dance programs and history exhibits.
> Dragon Lights (Albuquerque, 6 Miles) - An annual tradition of Albuquerque offering visitors an evening of Chinese culture with a lantern festival, presenting lanterns created by artists from Zigong, China as well as offering a variety of traditional Chinese shows and foods to enjoy.
> International Balloon Fiesta (Albuequerque, 6 Miles) - The annual event held for nine days in October where the skies of Albuquerque are filled with hundreds of hot air balloons, with a variety of entertainment and food options that compliment the annual event.
> New Mexico State Fair (Albuequerque, 6 Miles) - The annual state fair for New Mexico, featuring exhibits for agriculture, farm animals, popular fair foods and carnival rides. Beer lovers may enjoy that each year, the fair unveils a new State Fair Beer made for that year's event.
> Dion's (Albuquerque, 3 Miles) - An Albuquerque chain offering hand-made pizzas, salad's and sub-sandwiches, with varieties that offer the popular New Mexico green chilies.
> Frontier Restaurant (Albuquerque, 8 Miles) - A staple of Albuquerque near the campus of the University of New Mexico, Frontier offers an atmosphere that celebrates the Wild West with a diverse menu that includes an extensive breakfast menu, burgers, tacos, burritos and items served with New Mexico Green Chilies and fresh made tortillas. Finish your meal with a popular Frontier Sweet Roll.
> Garcia's Kitchen (Albuquerque, 3 Miles) - An authentic New Mexican restaurant chain in Albuquerque that is known for their handmade tortillas, biscochitos, carne adovada, salsa and red and green chile sauces.
Landmarks & History:
> National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (Albuquerque, 8 Miles) - A museum that shares the history of the development of various nuclear technologies, along with interactive exhibits and educational programs.
> Old Town Albuquerque (Albuquerque, 9 Miles) - A cultural center of Albuquerque that features adobe buildings from the 1700's, as well as Albuquerque's oldest building, San Felipe de Neri Church. Old Town also features a selection of shops and restaurants for visitors.
> Old Town History & Ghost Tours (Albuequerque, 9 Miles) - Take a walk back in time with a guide to share the history of Albuquerque's Old Town in the daytime with a look at the influence of the Spanish in the town's origin, then return at night with the light of a lantern for a ghostly tour sharing stories of spirits that haunt because of murders, battles and hangings.
> New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (Albuquerque, 9 Miles) - Learn about the natural side of New Mexico and beyond, from the large array of gems and stones, to dinosaur fossils, to a time travel simulator ride.
> Petroglyph National Monument (Albuquerque, 12 Miles) - An archaeological site with thousands of prehistoric Native American drawings on stone walls, also featuring a scenic a volcanic basalt escarpment that dominates the Western horizon of Albuquerque.
> Duke City BMX (Albuquerque, 9 Miles) - The largest covered BMX track in the United States, featuring local and national racing events.
> Isotopes Park (Albuquerque, 9 Miles) - Home of the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple-A baseball team for the Colorado Rockies, and named after the fictional team from the Simpsons. Visitors to the ballpark can enjoy tours, as well as a fun zone for the kids on gameday with inflatables, a playground and amusement rides.
Theme Park-esque Attractions
> Sandia Peak Tramway (Albuquerque, 11 Miles) - The 2.7 mile tramway takes you to the top of Sandia Peak for amazing views from over 10,000 feet. Various hiking trails are available for enjoyment in the summer, and skiing in the winter months.