The City of Rio Rancho, NM
Rio Rancho is a popular city in the state of New Mexico with a total of 82,574 residents living there. Rio Rancho is ranked as the third most populated city in New Mexico and the 338th most populated city in the United States, and is located in Sandoval County. The largest nearby city to Rio Rancho is Albuquerque, approximately 11 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Rio Rancho, including Pizza Hut, Sal-E-Boy'S Pizzeria, Blake's LOTA Burger Inc - No 67, La Perla B&B (Ip) and Dion's Pizza. For a larger selection of Rio Rancho restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Rio Rancho Arenas, Golf Courses, Museums and/or Amusement Parks, including the Twin Warriors Golf Club at Hyatt Tamaya The, Santa Ana Star Center, Coronado State Monument, Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum and Paradise Hills Golf Club. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Rio Rancho please click on the Attractions tab above.
Rio Rancho, New Mexico Climate and WeatherIn the month of February, Rio Rancho experiences an average high temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in February are usually about 24 degrees with an average rainfall of 0.3 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Rio Rancho with daytime temperatures averaging 86 degrees in the summer, and 50 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Rio Rancho to receive an average of 0.38 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 1.38 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 106 degrees in the summer and as low as -6 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Rio Rancho should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 70 degrees, and nighttime lows of 35.
Rio Rancho, New Mexico Attractions
1Albuquerque Aquarium - Albuquerque,
The ABQ Biopark Aquarium, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a facility of the Albuquerque Biological Park and is located next door to the Rio Grande Botanic Garden. The ABQ Biopark Aquarium exhibits Gulf of Mexico saltwater species from a variety of habitats, including surf zone, shallow waters, coral reefs, open ocean and deep ocean. The highlight of the aquarium is a 285,000 gallon shark tank with a 38-foot-wide, 9-foot-high, 8-inch-thick acrylic viewing window.
2Albuquerque Museum of Art and History - Albuquerque,
The Albuquerque Museum is museum that is situated in Albuquerque, New Mexico in Old Town Albuquerque dedicated to preserving the art and history of Albuquerque and the Middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico and to pursue and further the cultural and educational programs in the city of Albuquerque, . The museum features art of the Southwest as well as 400 years of Albuquerque history with permanent displays and special exhibitions.
3American International Rattlesnake Museum - Albuquerque,
The American International Rattlesnake Museum is a museum that is situated in Albuquerque, New Mexico in Old Town Albuquerque, . The museum is devoted to snakes, particularly rattlesnakes.
4Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum - Albuquerque,
The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is a museum dedicated to the worldwide history, science, and art of all types of ballooning and lighter-than-air flight. It is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the US, and is situated just outside the grounds used for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest yearly balloon fiesta, and is named for Ben Abruzzo and Maxie Anderson, two Albuquerque natives who established several ballooning firsts, such as crossing oceans and continents.
5Bandelier National Monument - Los Alamos,
Bandelier National Monument is a 33,677 acres National Monument preserving the homes of the Ancestral Pueblo People. It is named after Swiss anthropologist Adolph Bandelier, who researched the cultures of the area. Bandelier was designated a National Monument on February 11, 1916, while most of its backcountry became a "designated wilderness" in October 1976. The National Park Service co-operates with surrounding pueblos, other federal agencies and state agencies to manage the park, which receives 300,000 visitors annually.
6Championship Course at Arroyo del Oso Golf Course - Albuquerque,
The Championship Course at Arroyo del Oso Golf Course is a 27 hole public golf course in Bernalillo County New Mexico. Built in 1965, this Albuquerque course designed by Jack Snyder is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 505-884-7505. The golf course dress code is as follows: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK.
Address: 7001 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
7Championship Course at Ladera Golf Course - Albuquerque,
The Championship Course at Ladera Golf Course is a 27 hole public golf course in Bernalillo County New Mexico. Built in 1982, this Albuquerque course is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 505-836-4449. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 3401 Ladera Dr NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
8Championship Course at the U of New Mexico - Albuquerque,
The Championship Course at the U of New Mexico is an 18 hole public golf course in Bernalillo County New Mexico. Built in 1966, this Albuquerque course designed by Red Lawrence is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 182 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 505-277-4546. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 3601 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
9Cliff's Amusement Park - Albuquerque,
Cliff's Amusement Park is an amusement park in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The thrill rides consist of:
10Coronado State Monument - Bernalillo,
Coronado, New Mexico's first state monument to open to the public, was dedicated on May 29, 1940, as part of the Cuarto Centenario commemoration of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's entry into New Mexico.
Rio Rancho, New Mexico Hotels
6Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque North/rio Rancho
1771 Rio Rancho Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
7Extended Stay Deluxe Albuquerque - Rio Rancho Boulevard
2221 Rio Rancho Blvd Nw
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
9Extended Stay America - Albuquerque - Rio Rancho
2608 The American Rd Nw
Albuquerque, NM 87124
10Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
1300 Tuyuna Trail
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004
Rio Rancho, New Mexico Restaurants
This is a list of Rio Rancho Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Pizza Restaurants, Fast Foods & Carry Out and Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Shops. Happy Dining!
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