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Experience fresh smells of nature at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

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The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, located in northwest Albuquerque, offers visitors fresh scents and sounds of rustling foliage as nature’s inhabitants scurry about. As guests enter the center the smell of pine mixes with something sweet engulfing the senses. Brightly colored birds are easily spotted near the birdhouse, which is a favorite spot for some photographers.

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An ample visitor’s center is close by the entrance and it houses extensive information on the centers natural animals, plants and habitat. Also inside is an observation area overlooking the pond where turtles, ducks and fish swim around. The literature is displayed in a way that engages readers and the children will enjoy the interactive learning room.

There are hiking trails with access to the Rio Grande River and plentiful beautiful scenery. Educational posts are along the way so visitors can learn more about the environment that surrounds them. Picnic tables are also available. The Park is open Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm; the entrance fee is $3 per vehicle.

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