Where does the tour start and end? 

All tours begin and end at The Factory at 219 Central Ave. NW.

 

Where do I park?

Metered street parking is available on Central and intersecting streets for $1 per hour. A paid lot is also available directly across the street from The Factory. Garage parking is also available off surrounding blocks.

 

How do I get to The Factory? 

Check out our section titled Directions. There are many transportation options.

 

What do you make in The Factory?

Memories. Very fond memories. And jokes.

 

How can I purchase tickets? 

We highly recommend purchasing tickets online and in advance. This is the only way to guarantee your spot on the Albu-Quirky Downtown Weird Walk. If you’re unable to purchase your tickets online, you can purchase them at the AT&SF Box Office located at The Factory (219 Central Ave. NW) or the Hold My Ticket Box Office (112 2nd St. SW). 

 

Are tickets refundable? 

No. However, tickets are transferable. Please see our General Information & Policies section for more details. 

 

How early should I arrive for the tour? 

That depends! If you’ve already purchased your tickets online, arriving 15 minutes early is recommended. Arrive up to 30 minutes in advance if you will be purchasing tickets in person.

 

How far do we walk on the tour? 

The Albu-Quirky Downtown Weird Walk covers about 1.7 miles at a leisurely pace. We may stop near a few benches, but please plan to be on your feet for the entire 90 minutes of the tour, just in case. 

 

Are there any restrooms on the tour route?

Restrooms are available inside The Factory, and depending on the day of the tour, we may have access to restrooms along the way.

 

What’s the weirdest thing about Albuquerque?

We can’t choose just one! Come on the tour and let us know what you think.

 

What should I bring on the tour? 

We recommend comfortable walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, a camera, a bottle of water and a sense of humor! 

 

I'm a totally normal person. Will I have fun on a Weird Walk? 

We sure think so. You might really like the history, architecture or film locations downtown. This is a really interesting place! But the quirkier you are, the funnier our jokes will be.

 

Is the tour route accessible? 

Yes. We stay on sidewalks, streets, and other paved areas that are accessible by wheelchairs and electric scooters. While accessible, these areas may also include uneven surfaces.

 

Will we be going inside any buildings? 

Sometimes. When possible, we’ll walk through a few of the unique buildings in downtown to get an up close look. Their schedules may vary, and the buildings may not always be open to us. If we don’t go in, we’ll still share the bizarre stories!

 

Can I take pictures? 

Yes! You will get great opportunities to photograph historic downtown Albuquerque in all its unique glory. We’ll even stop for a group photo along the way. Practice your funny faces so you’ll be ready! Sorry, video and audio recordings are not permitted.

 

Is it safe to walk around downtown? 

Yes. Although we’ll tell stories of some kooky crimes that occurred downtown, this is a vibrant, busy place that is well maintained by the City. Our tour route is designed to take you to a few out of the way and overlooked places, but we will never take you anywhere we would not feel comfortable going by ourselves. 

 

Is food or drink allowed on the tour? 

Yes. We especially recommend bringing bottled water. You’ll find water, sodas and a few snacks for sale inside The Factory. 

 

Can I bring my dog on the tour? 

Yes, especially if it's weird. :) Well-behaved, friendly pets and service animals are welcome on the tour. 

 

Can I bring my kids on the tour? 

Most Albu-Quirky stories appeal to adults, but we welcome all audiences. Strollers will be especially helpful for young audience members. 

 

What is Bill Gates doing on the Albu-Quirky brochure?

Smiling. Come on the tour, and we’ll tell you the tale!

 

Does it get very cold or hot in Albuquerque? 

Sometimes. We recommend a light jacket and long pants during spring and fall. We strongly encourage jackets, hats and gloves during winter months. Hats and water are encouraged during hot summer days. We may have a few opportunities on the tour to pop into a building to warm up or cool off.

 

Is it ever too cold/rainy/snowy to go on an Albu-Quirky Downtown Weird Walk? 

Tours will only be cancelled if the sidewalks are dangerous and not walkable (snow-packed, icy, etc) or in the case of severe lightning or flooding. If you dress appropriately for the weather, you’ll have a great time!