Balloon Fiesta Park/North I-25 area is home to Balloon Fiesta Park and the Balloon Museum. Many major hotels and restaurants are in this area, which offers convenient access to business and entertainment activities.
Distance from Airport: 13.3 miles/21.4 kilometers
Activities: Ballooning, Golfing, Arcade, Amusement Park
Highlights: Annual International Balloon Fiesta, featuring over 500 hot-air balloons; Cliff's Amusement Park Wooden Roller Coaster was voted one of the top 25 wooden coasters in the world, The New Mexico Rattler is a nearly 3,000 foot long high-speed rush of adrenaline
Marking Albuquerque’s northern border is the Balloon Fiesta Park and North I-25 corridor. This newer part of town boasts plentiful restaurant and lodging options. Balloon Fiesta Park, where the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® is held each October, also hosts the Albuquerque, New Mexico Wine Festival and other events year-round.
The Park is also home to the Anderson-Abruzzo AlbuquerqueInternational Balloon Museum, which opened in 2005. The museum is a great place to learn all about ballooning history and culture, and it hosts many special events throughout the year. From April through September, Cliffs Amusement Park features the New Mexico Rattler, a large wooden roller coaster, and other theme-park rides, games and family activities.
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