You don’t have to go beyond the city limits of Rio Rancho to find fun, recreation, and entertainment. Explore antique cars, play at the park, take in a concert, catch a movie, take a dip in the community pool, play billiards and bowling, or grab some grub at some of the area’s most popular restaurants. Here are just a few of the things you can do in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

The J & R Vintage Auto Museum

The J & R Vintage Auto Museum is an impressive family-owned collection of more than 60 cars and trucks fully restored to showcase their historic beauty, twelve of which have competed in The Great American Race. The J & R Vintage Auto Museum, operating for more than 20 years, has classic cars on display, as well as some available for purchase. Additionally, there’s a 2,000 square foot gift shop with a plethora of books, die cast toys, and more. The J & R Vintage Museum is located at 3650A NM-528, Rio Rancho, New Mexico and can be reached by phone at (505) 867-2881.

Rio Vista Park

Rio Vista Park is a beautiful place to enjoy the great outdoors in Rio Rancho. The park offers three loop trails spanning four acres, basketball courts, skate park, tetherball, a playground, barbecue grilles, picnic area, and a dog park. Rio Vista Park is located at 1670 Riverside Drive N.E. in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Santa Ana Star Center

Santa Ana Star Center steals the show in Rio Rancho! The multipurpose facility hosts a variety of events including concerts, performing arts, sporting events, thrill shows, conventions, and more. The Santa Ana Star Center is conveniently located at 3001 Civic Center Circle and can be reached by phone at 505-891-7300.

Tenpins & More

Tenpins & More is bowling and billiards at its best. From family night fun to competitive tournaments, glow in the dark bowling, and a few games of billiards set the tone for this family-friendly venue. On site, grab a bite at the Food in the Fast Lane restaurant, or step aside to the attached bar and grille to enjoy an adult beverage and sing like nobody’s watching on Karaoke night. Tenpins & More is located at 1416 Deborah Road S.E. and can be reached by phone at 505-892-7117.

Premier Cinema 14

Premier Cinema 14 features a multi-cinema experience with stadium seating and select IMAX presentations. Grab a soda, a bucket of popcorn, a snack, and hunker down for a few hours of relaxation with the latest new movie releases. The Premier Cinema 14 is located at 1000 Premier Parkway and can be reached by phone at 505-994-3300.

The Aquatic Center

The Aquatic Center is the place to cool off and make a splash for fun, fitness, or competition. The center features a competition pool, warm up pool, recreation pool with play features, double flume slide, water polo, and a series of aquacize water aerobics including water Zumba, as well as therapeutic services. The Aquatic Center is located at 745 Loma Colorado Drive N.E. and can be reached by phone at 505-891-5230.

The Rio Rancho Sports Complex

The Rio Rancho Sports Complex spans 78.5 acres for athletic adventures. The complex features baseball and softball fields, lighted tennis courts, skate park, playground, walking path, dog park, picnic areas, and more. The Rio Rancho Sports Complex is located at 3501 High Resort Blvd. S.E. and can be reached by phone at 505-891-5000.

Rio Rancho also hosts a slew of community events, a favorite of which is the Pork & Brew annual barbecue competition. Barbecue chefs nationwide converge on Rio Rancho to show off their grilling skills in good taste. Foodies will also enjoy the annual Taste of Rio Rancho festival honoring some of the area’s best restaurants.

The Plaza at Enchanted Hills is a shopper’s delight in Rio Rancho, featuring popular retailers such as Ross, Bed Bath and Beyond, Kirkland’s, and more.

Rio Rancho is in the process of constructing a new commercial district called The Villages, a mixed-use complex to feature a variety of retail stores and restaurants.

And all that is tucked inside the city limits. But Rio Rancho is conveniently located to an endless array of things to do including national parks, historic landmarks, amusement parks, Jeep adventures, hot air balloon rides, shopping malls (including Cottonwood Mall, the state’s largest mall), spas, golf, and more.

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