Explore The Magnificent Petroglyph National Monument
An Albuquerque Favorite Attraction
If you browse through the list of the best attractions in Albuquerque NM, it won’t be long at all before you run across Petroglyph National Monument. There is a lot of history to see in the city, and this landmark needs to be one of the stops that makes your list. On a top travel site, it ranks #15 out of 222 attractions.
You will find the Petroglyph National Monument on Unser Boulevard, which should put it not too far away from the Unser Racing Museum, another top attraction. To see the monument, you are going to be out in nature. It looks quite small in the pictures for being such a top attraction, but the history makes it a must see. Plus, according to the reviews, there is a visitors center as well, and it’s not just one monument. It is a 17 mile stretch of them!
What To Bring
Bring the camera along so you can snag some pictures, and make sure you learn about the history behind the Petroglyph National Monument. You might not want to walk the entire 17 miles, who would, but this is a great piece of history. You will have seen quite a lot all in one place, and you still have 200+ attractions to choose from next.
Technically, this monument is called a volcanic basalt escarpment. It looks like you are going to get a lesson about geologic formations that should be quite interesting. After all that activity, you might want to take it easy for the rest of the day. How does it sound to hit up one if the top restaurants in Albuquerque for dinner? Make sure you stay hydrated and take it easy while traveling the escarpment, too. It can get quite hot in New Mexico.
If you look at the review highlights for the monument, you’re going to see that people talk about it with high regard. They call it a must see with great views, and the various pictures indeed show the views. Of course, you are going to get to see it all in person. Will it be your first stop? Remember, you might want to make a day of it, or at least a half day of it, leaving other stops for other days. Some of the other attractions will be quicker visits for you and your family, but take your time at the Petroglyph National Monument, for more reasons than one.
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