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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, Albuquerque

(4.6/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is a state park of New Mexico, USA, located on the Rio Grande in Albuquerque. A visitor center designed by architect Antoine Predock in 1982 contains exhibits on the area's riparian environment and a glass-walled library that overlooks a wildlife pond. Two trails lead into the cottonwood forest (or Bosque) from the visitor center.Some of the species that reside in the park, temporarily or year-round, include turtles, toads, lizards, bullsnakes, dragonflies, beavers, muskrats, cottontail rabbits, pocket gophers, rock squirrel, coyotes, and numerous birds including Cooper's hawks, great horned owls, American coots, Canada geese, ring-necked pheasants, mallards, wood ducks, black-capped chickadees, great blue herons, northern flickers and woodpeckers.
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  • Make sure you bring $3- in cash for parking . Great walking trails . Bird, Duck,Crane , Turtle watching . Great place for families. Great places to ride bikes, path safe and flat . Awesome place for p...  more »
  • This park has trails and a garden along with a pond area. Admission is $3. You can get to the river and the city pasceo from here. Nice visitor center.  more »
  • I went with my 2-year old grandson expecting to be there a couple of hours. We were there for four hours and he didn't want to leave! The walk to the river was very pretty. We crossed a couple of brid...  more »