Pre- and Post-Conference Ideas

State delegations may choose to arrive several days before the conference or stay a few days after to sightsee around the area.

Rio Rancho ASB members brainstormed ideas for activities, attractions, and excursions in our general vicinity and beyond that your delegation may enjoy. Please do your research; some of these are free but most are not.

We hope you have a great time exploring the area… come lasso some fun!


Cliff’s Amusement Park
505-881-9373, ext 120
Summer Hours: 11am – 7pm
Cost: $27.05 all-day ride pass; discounted rates for groups 10+
Distance from Embassy Suites: 5.1 mi
Map + Directions

Rainbow Ryders Balloon Rides

Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Co.
Cost: Adult-$150-170; children-$125
Distance from Embassy Suites: 9.3 mi
Map + Directions


Explora Science Center
Summer Hours: 10am – 5pm
Cost: Adults (12-64) $11 for all day
Distance from Embassy Suites: 1.8 mi
Map + Directions

NM Museum of Natural History

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Summer Hours: 9am – 5pm
Cost: Adults (18-59) $15 all venue pass; Youth (13-17) $13.50 all venue pass
Distance from Embassy Suites: 1.9 mi
Map + Directions

Sandia Peak Tram

Sandia Peak Aerial Tram
Summer Hours: Wed-Mon 9am – 8pm (uphill); Tues closed
Cost: Round trip ride: Young Adult (13-20) $28; Adult (21-60) $33
Distance from Embassy Suites: 13.2 mi
Map + Directions

Meow Wolf

Meow Wolf
Exhibit Hours: 11am – 7pm
Cost: General Admission/set time (13+) $40; General Admission/any time (13+) $47.50
Distance from Embassy Suites: 67.4 mi
Map + Directions

Hinkle Fun Center

Hinkle Fun Center
Hours: Check website for summer hours
Cost: Single attraction- $8.39; Ultimate pass play- $39.79; 5 attraction pass- $32.59; 3 attraction pass-$23.39
Distance from Embassy Suites: 11 mi
Map + Directions

ABQ BioPark Zoo

ABQ BioPark Zoo
Summer Hours: 9am – 5pm
Cost: Adults $10 (resident), $14.50 (non-resident); Seniors (65+) $5.50 (resident), $6 (non-resident); Combo package: adults $16 (resident), $22 (non-resident); Seniors (65+) $9 (resident), $12 (non-resident)
Distance from Embassy Suites: 2.3 mi
Map + Directions

ABQ BioPark Aquarium

ABQ BioPark Aquarium
Summer Hours: 9am – 5pm
Cost: $10-NM residents, $14.50 non-residents
Distance from Embassy Suites: 2.7 mi
Map + Directions

National Museum of Nuclear Science

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
Summer Hours: 9am – 5pm
Cost: Adults (18-59) $17; Youth (6-17) $15
Distance from Embassy Suites: 7.4 mi
Map + Directions

Electric Playhouse

Electric Playhouse
Summer Hours: Mon/Tues Closed; Weds/Thurs 2pm-8pm; Fri 2pm-10pm; Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-8pm
Cost: $18 General Admission (13+)
Distance from Embassy Suites: 5.9 mi
Map + Directions

Urban Air Adventure Park

Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park
Hours: 4pm – 8pm
Cost: Platnum ticket-$46.49; Ultimate ticket-$30.99; Deluxe ticket-$23.99; 5 and under-$11.99
Distance from Embassy Suites: 3 mi
Map + Directions

Roller King

Roller King (Skate-O-Mania, as seen on Stranger Things)
Hours: Tuesday 6-8:30pm; Wednesday 6-10pm; Friday 4-10pm; Saturday 9am – 12am; Sunday 12-10:30pm
Cost: $15 all-day pass
Distance from Embassy Suites: 8.6 mi
Map + Directions

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Hours: 9am – 4pm
Cost: Adult-$12; NM resident-$10; military-$10; student-$8; youth-$8
Distance from Embassy Suites: 2.9 mi
Map + Directions

Albuquerque Old Town

Old Town Albuquerque
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am – 8pm; Sun 11am – 7pm
Cost: Small parking fee unless parked in unpaid lots
Distance from Embassy Suites: 2.2 mi
Map + Directions

Las Golondrinas

Las Golondrinas
Cost: Adults $6; Seniors and Teens $4; Children 12 and Under are free
Distance from Embassy Suites: 64.4 mi
Map + Directions

Blue Hole

Santa Rosa Blue Hole/Lakes
Summer Hours: 7am – 7pm
Cost: Car Fee $5
Distance from Embassy Suites: 117 mi
Map + Directions

Valles Caldera

Los Alamos/Valles Caldera
Summer Hours: 8am – 6pm
Cost: Free
Distance from Embassy Suites: 91 miles
Map + Directions

Four Corners

Four Corners Monument
Summer Hours: 8am – 4:45pm
Cost: $8/person
Distance from Embassy Suites: 241 mi
Map + Directions

Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Summer Hours: 8am – 5pm
Cost: 16 and up $15; 15 and under free **reservations suggested**
Distance from Embassy Suites: 311 mi
Map + Directions

White Sands

White Sands National Park
Summer Hours: 7am – Sunset
Cost: $25/vehicle; $15/person
Distance from Embassy Suites: 220 mi
Map + Directions

Taos Box Canyon Rafting

Rafting the Taos Box Canyon
Summer Hours: 8am – 6pm
Cost: $160 all ages
Distance from Embassy Suites: 119 mi
Map + Directions

Santa Fe Plaza

Santa Fe Plaza
Summer Hours: Open 24 hours
Cost: Free
Distance from Embassy Suites: 71.2 mi
Map + Directions

Rail Runner

Rail Runner (Albuquerque-Santa Fe commuter train)
Hours: varies, based on itinerary
Cost: $1-$10 depending on destination
Distance from Embassy Suites: depends on originating station; closest to Embassy Suites is Downtown Albuquerque Station at 1.3 mi
Map + Directions (Downtown Albuquerque station)

Starlight Bowling

Santa Ana Pueblo Starlight Bowling
Summer Hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm – 8pm; Fri-Sat 12pm – 10pm
Cost: $20/hour/lane; $5/game; $3 shoe rental
Distance from Embassy Suites: 19.3 mi
Map + Directions