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Old 04-23-2018, 09:48 PM   #1
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Thinking about making a trip to Albuquerque, any info on what to do and see and good RV parks. Thanks.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:25 PM   #2
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Tbonz, on I-25, south of I-40 is Isleta Resort and Casino. They have a nice campground with FHU and reasonably priced. The NM Road Runner train stops there. You can ride it into the old downtown area for sightseeing.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:38 AM   #3
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When are you going? If later in the year I would plan your trip to take in the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. The last time we where there we also did a day trip up to Santa Fe NM. I would also agree on visiting the old downtown area.

We stayed at the American RV PARK on I40 west of town easy on and off to I40.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:00 AM   #4
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I'm headed to Albuquerque next Monday to a rally at the Route 66 RV Resort...

I'll let you know how it is!

Right now I'm south of there about 150 miles near T or C, NM.

I did stay at the Albuquerque KOA north of town three years was OK.
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:36 PM   #5
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American RV Park is a nice place.
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:41 PM   #6
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If you are passing through, the New Mexico capitol building is an excellent art museum. It will take you at least 4 hours to walk through all the displays.

There is free rv parking in the middle of town nearer the farmers market. You can park in that lot and catch the shuttle busses. It's an easy walk from the parking lot to the capitol building.
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Old 04-24-2018, 05:19 PM   #7
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We stayed at Coronado Campground in Bernalillo (north of town) and at High Desert RV Park.

Coronado was beautiful but had funky water hookups that were centered in your neighbor's site. I had to buy another water hose to make it work. No sewer, but convenient dump station. Right on the Rio Grande, but it's fairly small there. Being north of town, it was a little bit of a hike to a lot of things, though Sandia Peak wouldn't have been bad and we did go drive and check out the . For Sandia, the sky tram is neat, but expensive. Friends drove up and said it's a beautiful drive.

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High Dessert was decent. Full hookups and fairly simple. Priced decently and just west of town. It definitely would have been more convenient to get to things from there but we were just using it as a jumping point to head into the Balloon Fiesta grounds.

I heard just "so so" reviews of the Nuclear Museum there. We liked the Hot Air Balloon Museum, but we were in hot air balloon overload.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:55 PM   #8
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I agree on Isleta Lakes--the RV sites are next to the small fishing lakes and near the river. Much greener and with many more trees than the RV parks west of town. And they have shuttles from the RV park to the casino, if that is of interest.

If you like cars, don't miss the Unser Racing Museum. Not many families with a multi-generational racing history like the Unsers, including the Andrettis and Pettys.

I liked the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the Natural History Museum, but my wife got a little bored. But, if you are at all interested in Route 66 history, Central Avenue in Albuquerque is lined with old motels, restaurants, theaters, other Art Deco buildings, and neon signs remaining from the glory days of Route 66. It also goes right by the University of New Mexico.

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Tree lined shady RV parks are not in abundance out here in the wild wild west.

Something you'll just have to get used to!

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