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Sprawling at the heart of New Mexico, where the main east– west road and rail routes cross both the Rio Grande and the old road south to Mexico, Albuquerque is, with half a million people, the state's only major metropolis. Though many tourists head straight for Santa Fe, ignoring Albuquerque, the "Duke City" has a good deal going for it. Like Phoenix, it's grown a bit too fast for comfort, but the original Hispanic settlement is still discernible at its core, and its diverse population gives it a rare cultural vibrancy. Even if its architecture is often uninspired, the setting is …
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Sandia Peak Tramway

This tramway lifts you from the Sandia foothills through five natural life zones to the top of the Sandia Mountains, more than 10,000 feet above sea level. Time and terrain seem to ...

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Frontier

For the last 20 years Frontier has slowly acquired the better part of the block facing Central Avenue across from the UNM campus. You will see study groups, people having coffee and lunch or the famous Frontier Cinnamon Roll, which is a huge, fresh sweet roll swimming in butter. The atmosphere is western and simple, with booths and tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at no particular time. New Mexican dishes, sandwiches, soups, stew and salads, chicken, ribs, fresh squeezed juice, sodas, tea and cappuccino are also offered.