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Albuquerque, New Mexico Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Albuquerque and the surrounding area. Before it became the hometown of "Breaking Bad," Albuquerque had links to atomic energy and rattlesnakes -- and there are attractions dedicated to both in the city. Route 66 passes through, with the artist attraction Tinkertown as a popular stop.

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  • National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

    National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Former National Atomic Museum still packs a punch with weapons and memorabilia of the Atom Age.

  • Tinkertown

    Tinkertown

    Sandia Park, New Mexico

    Tiny miniatures -- too many to count -- in mechanical motion, the life's work of the late Ross Ward.

  • Atomic Cannon

    Atomic Cannon

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    One of the surviving M65 280mm Atomic Cannons, designed to fire a nuclear shell far enough so that it would vaporize an enemy without vaporizing itself.

  • Rattlesnake Museum

    Rattlesnake Museum

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    34 different varieties of rattlesnakes behind glass. All visitors receive a Certificate of Bravery signed by the owner.

  • Connie's Photo Park

    Connie's Photo Park

    Madrid, New Mexico

    Connie Mayhew filled a roadside lot with old-style stick-your-head-in-the-hole photo-ops she painted herself. She's often there, and will snap your photo.

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