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Address: 6500 Coors Blvd., Albuquerque, NM 87103
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+1 505-897-8831
09:00 - 17:00
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What a gem venue to celebrate Open Space!

Our lovely city is so fortunate to have acquired this venue & the renovations made to this former home have made for an excellent visitors center. The space, interior & exterior... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2016
Laurie F
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Our lovely city is so fortunate to have acquired this venue & the renovations made to this former home have made for an excellent visitors center. The space, interior & exterior, are always a delight to visit. Be sure to check out the beautiful artwork, especially the photography that highlights various Open Space locations, as it brilliantly captures the sense... More 

Thank Laurie F
Phoenix, Arizona
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69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stopped here on our way through Albuquerque. It is on the small side but admission is free. The grounds are wonderfully kept and the restroom was spotless. The displays are well done. There is door next to the restrooms that says something like “stairs to tower”. We asked if it was accessible to visitors and were given the go-ahead.... More 

Thank Cactiflowers
New Mexico
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101 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

The Open Space Center out on West Mesa is a lovely place in itself, with beautiful small gardens and patios, and an observation tower. Numerous presentations and workshops are scheduled here; it 's a fine place to just relax and learn about the some 29,000 acres of open space in the city limits. A very special corner of the city.

Thank Purmamarca
Dundas, Canada
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219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Didn't know it existed, sure glad we found it. Staff were very helpful and informative. Exhibits were great & art displays beautiful.

Thank OurWanderingCasa
Houston, Texas
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150 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

I always visit the Open Space. This time we were treated to Canada geese and Sandhill cranes. This is not just one facility. There are a few scattered on either side of the river. Nice hike/run/bike trails are adjacent. I enjoy running along the Bosque to see all the wildlife. If you're not in the mood to walk, bring a... More 

Thank michaelluna
San Diego, California
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147 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Such a LOVELY facility and surroundings, you'd never know you're just off Coors Blvd.because you feel a world away. Stumbled upon this place one rainy afternoon while out with my little grandson who needed a place to stretch his little legs and explore. We both loved it. The children's area had plenty to keep a 1 year old entertained (and... More 

Thank Linda B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Spent part of a Sunday afternoon visiting this space - mostly to take in part of the annual crane migration. There were many birds - including cranes and Canadian Geese that were feeding in the open field and other than birds squawking (which I love) it was quiet and I had some time to myself. The gallery inside was lovely... More 

Thank sunflowermary
new mexico
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473 reviews
161 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

The Open Space Visitor Center is open Tuesday-Sunday year round. Inside, one will find an art gallery with changing exhibits, dioramas and murals depicting and explaining the settlement of this area, artifacts, scenic views, a gift shop, and helpful, eager volunteers. At this time of year, sandhill cranes are a big draw and can be seen munching along with geese... More 

Thank mwcw
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

Who would have thought that beavers and porcupines could thrive on the edge of modern subdivisions? On the 2 1/2-hour bosque (Spanish for "woods") nature hike held the first Sunday of every month and starting at the Open Space Visitor Center at 9 a.m., volunteer naturalist Verne Huser showed us trees that beavers had gnawed to access the (to them)... More 

Thank Sandy S
Taos, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

The Open Space Visitor Center has lovely vistas and a number of easy hiking trails, The center has amazing artwork both inside and out.

Thank Suzie B

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