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Nearby Hotel near Isleta Amphitheater
Holiday Inn & Suites Albuquerque Airport University
1501 Sunport Place, Albuquerque
The Holiday Inn & Suites Albuquerque Airport University is ideally located, only a 10-minute drive from the Isleta Amphitheater and just across the street from the airport. You'll find all of the must-have amenities here, including a free shuttle to sites and attractions within a 3-mile radius. When it's time to relax, the on-site restaurant and your comfortable room are sure to please.
4.7 miles from Isleta Amphitheater
v10 mins driving Uber from $7-10
l Gabriel E "Room was great. Staff were all friendly. Bed was very comfortable."
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Top Rated Hotel near Isleta Amphitheater
Home2 Suites By Hilton Albuquerque/Downtown-University
1660 University Boulevard Ne, Albuquerque
As one of the most highly rated hotels near the Isleta Amphitheater, the Home2 Suites by Hilton Albuquerque/Downtown-University will feel like a home away from home. Indulge in a free breakfast, or cook up a storm in your private kitchenette. You'll be less than 20 minutes away from the Isleta Amphitheater, and even closer to all of Albuquerque's best sights and sounds.
9.1 miles from Isleta Amphitheater
v16 mins driving Uber from $12-16
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Staybridge Suites Albuquerque - Airport
1350 Sunport Place Se, Albuquerque
Just an 11-minute drive away from the Isleta Amphitheater, the Staybridge Suites Albuquerque - Airport is both convenient and comfortable. You'll find the Biological Park and its many attractions nearby, a full home theatre and workstation in your room, and basketball courts and barbeque grills outside.
4.8 miles from Isleta Amphitheater
v10 mins driving Uber from $7-10
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What's the surrounding area like?

The Isleta Amphitheater is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Albuquerque. You'll get a nice sense for the New Mexican landscape in the surrounding area, and will find yourself right next to the Isleta Casino & Resort.

How can I spend the day in Albuquerque before heading to a concert?

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

At the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, local artists like Georgia O'Keefe and Peter Hurd find a home next to historic city artifacts, conquistador armor, and world-class visiting collections. It shouldn't come as any surprise, as Albuquerque is known as an artistic and cultural hub both for the region and the country, playing host to artist retreats and conferences as well as the art that these events produce.

Albuquerque Biological Park

Stroll or bike down the Paseo del Bosque nature path through the Albuquerque Biological Park, where you'll find the local zoo, the 36-acre Rio Grande Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach, the Albuquerque Aquarium, and the Rio Grande river. With its 200-plus animals, the zoo alone could take your whole day, but you'll also want to leave plenty of time for just wandering and relaxing in this serene setting.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

The New Mexico region has a rich Native American history. Explore that history in-depth at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, where you can take in artifacts, learn about the culture, watch the dancers, or attend fascinating lectures. Located just north of the cobblestoned historic Old Town, the Center is convenient to get to and well worth the trip.

Church of San Felipe de Neri

As the first Roman Catholic Church in Albuquerque - it was built in 1706 - the Church of San Felipe de Neri is bursting with history, artefacts, and religious art. The architecture alone makes it a must-see for your visit.

Where are the best places to eat and drink near Isleta Amphitheater?

The Isleta Casino & Resort

You'll find a number of excellent dining options at the Isleta Casino & Resort, just a 15-minute drive away from the Isleta Amphitheater. Restaurants include: the Embers Steakhouse; Tiwa, where you can experience some finger-licking barbeque; the Chili Ristra Café and Deli; Chill Ice Cream & Coffee Bar; Daubers Grill; a snack bar, where you'll find pizza and soda; the Triple Sevens Saloon, which offers both a dance floor and a sports bar; and Center Bar, for signature cocktails.

The Cellar Albuquerque

Right in the heart of historic Albuquerque, the Cellar is a taste of tapas you won't soon forget. You'll want to sample everything from the cheese plate to the Devil's Shrimp, and relax with a crisp glass of wine before heading out to the hubbub of the amphitheatre.

Marble Brewery

You won't know where to begin at the Marble Brewery, where you'll find a dozen craft beers on tap. Sample them all, and sneak in a good dose of local music as a warmup to your big show.

What other events happen in the city/venue and when? E.g. Festivals, city celebrations?

In the first week of every October, hundreds of colored balloons take flight over the city of Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta. If this isn't striking enough, as night falls, the balloons are lit up for a mystical sight that's like no other.

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What's the best way to get to Isleta Amphitheater?

While buses can get you into the general vicinity of the Isleta Amphitheater, it will take you multiple transfers, well over an hour, and even a taxi in the end to get you there. Driving is probably a better bet.

Is there any parking?

Parking is available near the venue (you'll take a shuttle bus from the lots to get to the gates) and is included in the price of the ticket. Lots open 2 hours prior to showtime, and you can upgrade to Premier Parking for $20 per vehicle.

What kind of food and drink can visitors expect at the Isleta Amphitheater? How much are they?

Typical American fare is on the menu here, including burgers, fries, and pizza. You'll also find domestic canned beers. Expect to pay more than just stadium high prices here. You'll pay $13 for a beer and a whopping $15 for a margarita. Have fun with that!

Any other important information the user should know?

Many amphitheatres allow guests to bring in outside food, but not this one. Leave the snacks at home - unless you like feeding the security guards.

#2 Rated

Isleta Amphitheater Reviews

This venue is ranked #2 of 6 rated venues in Albuquerque

VERY GOOD (4.1 out of 5)

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Pleasant - 3 out of 5

, Las Cruces

Isleta Amphitheater, is a nice small arena.

Liked: Good seating and sightlines.
Disliked: Behavior of fans - they would stand and hold up their cell phones and block the people behind them. They would be rude and lean over and talk to their friends during the concert constantly and further block my views. The food was acceptable but the prices were too high and it took too long to fill an order. Leaving the arena after the concert was over was horrible. Most of the walk uphill was on sand and stony areas, before you could reach a paved way to the parking lot. It took me close to an hour to get out of the parking lot as there was only one access road to leave the arena.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Canyon

The theater was wonderful and the staff was very helpful.

Liked: The concert was great!
Disliked: Everything was flawless.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Snowflake

Liked: The whole concert!
Disliked: None.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Las Cruces

Love this venue. Have been several times, and will go back as much as possible. Sitting in the grass is great!

Liked: I love the Isleta Amphitheater - an outside venue with spectacular views. And of course, the music is the best part. Will go back every chance I get!
Disliked: The price of beverages - both non-alcoholic and alcoholic. We paid $60 for four lemonades and two beers.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Las Cruses

Went to a great concert.

Liked: Nice theater.
Disliked: Waited too long to get in.


Disappointing - 2 out of 5

, El Paso Sun, 28 June 2015

I have heard that evening summer venues are great since the weather is cool and the place has enough seating. I experienced a day event which I had to attend with my daughter who is 15 and could not go in without a parent. I feel that if managers had more planning for events that take place during a hot summer day, the event would be more enjoyable. Definitely a larger shaded space would be great. As a parent, I was prepared to spend more money at the venue but felt sick due to not being able to protect myself from the sun and ended up not spending any.

Liked: Very spacious.
Disliked: No shade whatsoever during a hot summer day event. Reverse daycare establishment was very small, very dirty. Kids as well as adults were passing out from the heat.


Disappointing - 2 out of 5

, El Paso Tue, 23 June 2015

Getting in and out of this place was terrible. Many people were lost in locating their vehicles after the concert. This place needs better location markings. The letters were too small on the pole that many people didn't even know it was there. Nightmare getting out of this place. Won't attend any event at this venue again.

Liked: Tim McGraw was awesome!
Disliked: Getting to the location was a nightmare.


Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Alamogordo Mon, 8 June 2015

Very nice venue. It was clean including the bathrooms and very organized so getting in and out wasn't a mess . Would definitely go see a concert there again.

Liked: Very organized parking and clean venue.
Disliked: A bit of a walk from the parking lot to the seating - wear comfortable shoes.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Amarillo Mon, 22 September 2014

Liked: Great atmosphere for a concert. Love the Isleta Amphitheater!


Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Oklahoma Mon, 25 August 2014

I really enjoyed the concert here. Very clean restrooms and friendly vendors. I felt like it was a safe, well monitored venue.

Liked: Clean venue and friendly staff.
Disliked: Very expensive food and drinks.

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