Barelas Offers Lots of Family Fun

The Barelas area in Southwest Albuquerque is conveniently located, has easy access to I-25, and contains a wealth of entertaining activities and attractions. You’ll probably spend some time in Barelas if you have family or friends visiting from out of town.

Best Things to Do in Albuquerque, Barelas-Area

Barelas is next to the Zoo and adjacent to the ABQ BioParks. The mission of the city-funded BioPark facility is to “Discover Nature and Inspire Action.” The other parts of the BioPark are Tingley Beach, the Aquarium, and the Botanic Gardens.

Visiting the Wheels Museum in Barelas, which is a wonderful way to spend some time. The Albuquerque Rail Yard is affiliated with a non-profit called the Wheels Museum. It’s an excellent spot to take school kids to learn about transportation history. The restoration of the Silver Iris train car will be fascinating to any railway enthusiast. The museum intends to link it with a first-class dining car and provide excursions between Santa Fe and Albuquerque after the repair is finished.

Best Burger in Barelas

The Red Ball Cafe, located in Barelas, is a popular stop for locals. It’s famous for being the “Original Home of the Wimpy Burger.” This burger is a slider for less than $2 with its original “wimpy sauce.” They also have #wimpyburgerwednesday, and the Wimpy Combo includes two Wimpy Burgers with fries. One Google reviewer, Mike M, shared,

“Always have a great experience here and the owner, serves, cleans and chats it up with you! Another great place to get your fair food on year round. 🍔 These are her Wimpy burgers and ribbon fries 🍟 You can get these fries smothered in Chile, cheese and Mac & cheese.”

Driving Directions from Alamosa Elementary School to Albuquerque Computer and Electronics Recycling Co

Drive 12 min (9.4 miles)

Red Ball Cafe

1303 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, United States

Get on I-25 N

4 min (1.2 mi)

Head south on 4th St SW toward Barelas Rd SW

0.2 mi

Turn left onto Avenida Cesar Chavez

0.9 mi

Turn left to merge onto I-25 N

0.2 mi

Follow I-25 N to Pan American Frontage Rd N. Take exit 231 from I-25 N

7 min (7.0 mi)

Merge onto I-25 N

6.5 mi

Take exit 231 toward San Antonio Dr/Ellison Rd

0.5 mi

Take Ellison St NE to Hawkins St NE

3 min (1.2 mi)

Use the left lane to merge onto Pan American Frontage Rd N

0.1 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Ellison St NE

0.4 mi

Turn right onto Jefferson St NE

0.1 mi

Turn left onto Hawkins St NE

Destination will be on the left

0.5 mi

Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling Co

3726 Hawkins St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, United States

Can I recycle a tube TV in Albuquerque?

Yes, we recycle tube TVs (CRT TVs), rear projection TVs, and newer flat-screen TVs like LED and LCD TVs. The only type of tube TVs we cannot accept is if the glass if broken or the TV is otherwise not intact.

Do you do residential recycling pick-ups?

We do not do pick-ups for individuals, only for businesses. However, it’s easy to come by our recycling facility in Albuquerque and simply drop off your old TV. Or, if you happen to be a business with TVs you need to recycle, we can schedule a pick-up for those.