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.

Tinkertown

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • 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 destroy an enemy without vaporizing itself.

  • High School Sea Serpent

    High School Sea Serpent

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    In the 1970s the students of Highland High School built a multi-hump, pink and blue, concrete sea serpent to frame the entrance to their pool parking lot. It looks as if it's swimming through the earth.

  • World's Longest Aerial Tramway

    World's Longest Aerial Tramway

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Glide 2.7 miles in a gondola on a cable, up to 10,378 foot Sandia Peak and a panoramic 360 degree view.

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November 18, 2019

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