Featured Events Spotlight

July 1-3, 2017
The 14th Annual Pork & Brew, New Mexico’s ORIGINAL Food Festival, will return to the Santa Ana Star Center. Experience the many varieties of BBQ and the “low and slow” cooking process that separates real BBQ from backyard grilling. Pork & Brew brings together the best food vendors from around the region, this three-day festival featuring BBQ, local craft bee...
July 4, 2017
Join the City of Albuquerque at Balloon Fiesta Park to celebrate our country's Independence Day! Enjoy free face painting, inflatables and more fun kids' activities. Grab a drink in the Microbrew Garden, with local beer, wine and spirits. Browse a massive food court of more than 30 food vendors with sweet and savory selections or relax with a great view of a...
Through August 27, 2017
From Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad, movies and television have portrayed and marketed our state into the present day. Guest curated by American cultural historian Paul Andrew Hutton, this pop culture exhibit includes westerns, war movies, comedy, and science fiction. IMAGE Lobby card, Kit Carson, 1928 Paramount Pictures Offset lithograph Courtesy Paul A. Hut...
Through August 31, 2017
Come cheer on the Albuquerque Isotopes in their 2017 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
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Event Details
  • Time: 9am-10:30am
  • Admission: Free

  • Location: Route 66 Open Space

  • South on Tramway to NM 333 (the old Rt. 66), Albuquerque, NM 87122
  • Phone: 505-452-5222
  • Event Website

Lecture: Little Beaver Town-Albuquerque’s Old West Ghost Town

The 66 Open Space Property. 9 am. On July 15th, 1961 an old-west themed amusement park opened along Route 66 east of Albuquerque at the mouth of Tijeras canyon. It only survived for 3 years. Albuquerque Historical Society Member Roland Penttila will explain in words and pictures how it came to be, what it looked like and why it may have failed. Directions: Take the Tramway/Central exit on I-40. Head south on Tramway and take NM 333 (the old Rt. 66) east. Drive east approximately 0.6 miles. Parking for the event is on the right, just past the Believers Center of Albuquerque.

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