Best Place to Visit Aguascalientes

Are you looking to spend a weekend in Aguascalientes, Mexico? These are some of the best places to visit in Aguascalientes – destinations that just prove how overlooked this city is!

We have included Aguascalientes bucket list of places that are cities, parks, and more. Did we leave off any cool places in Aguascalientes? Let us know in the comments! Thanks!

Parque Ecologico El Sabinal

Parque Ecologico El Sabinal

It is an ecological park of 160 hectares that has enormous and old sabinos as well as the Pirúl and the Sauce. It is a family recreation area on the banks of a river that is a branch of the San Pedro River. Unfortunately, it has become a black water river.

However, the beauty of this place is impressive and very rare in Aguascalientes. If you are looking for a moment of relaxation, it is recommended to go for a walk during the week since on weekends it is crowded by dozens of families who come to live together.

The park has grills, benches and some games, as well as a soccer field and some public restrooms. In the place, if you are careful, you can see some frogs, ducks, vipers, squirrels and some domestic horses.

It is a cool and very quiet place, the town’s population is very small and you can find some places to eat something delicious. This area is also very frequented by professional photographers who take advantage of the landscape to do some sessions with models.

Without a doubt, it is one of the places that cannot be left without visiting if you visit Aguascalientes.

Centro Comercial Altaria

Centro Comercial Altaria

This mall has the same proportions and distribution of most of the malls in Mexico. Of course, you can buy a lot of things here, like in many other places that also have restaurants, retail stores, tech stores, book stores, toy stores, cinemas, popular clothing stores, etc.

Good for spending the rest of the day in a stressful day. You can find a good mix there. They offer boutiques, clothing shops, bookstores, restaurants and food courts. Big parking lot. Noisy, not varied and long lines for a cup of coffee or ice cream.

There are better things to do here. Sometimes you can find some unique stuff both artificial and man made over there. Take your time and look for something interesting that you might not find in other places. 

Descubre Museo Interactivo de Ciencias y Tecnologia

Descubre Museo Interactivo de Ciencias y Tecnologia
Descubre Museo Interactivo de Ciencias y Tecnologia

It is a small science museum but very well maintained. The dinosaur exhibition is too small. Kids love the rock climbing wall. The planet earth gives too much information for kids after running through the museum. It is really nice but maybe for one of the first activities of the day.

They have a beautiful park which would be great for a picnic. They are working on the butterfly and orchid garden. Interesting Museum for Kids and family. Nice modern architecture, very conveniently located between downtown and south of the city.

Aguascalientes was a logistics town where railroads in Mexico intersected. It is now an industrial city with aspirations. This museum and the railroad museum nearby are both working on the trip.

It has a series of interactive displays which rivals it with places like Lawrence in Berkeley or the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Vinicola Santa Elena

Vinicola Santa Elena
Vinicola Santa Elena

You can book the place over the phone. In the Winter season, the plants are at rest. It seems that they are dry. They have drip irrigation. The process that is carried out is a pruning leaving from one to two little gems.

When the vine is without leaves and the pruning is done so that it releases tears and is used to seal them by healing its wound and when the season of new life arrives that seal is removed and the new plant sprouts, both are attractive to look at.

The plants can be identified when you have the experience, observing the size, the guide, the leaf, the fruit, among other things.

After the walk through the vineyards, you can see the planting of alfalfa that they use as food for the cattle and in turn so that in times of rain it absorbs excess water and does not let it reach the grape plantation in such abundance. 

Presa de Malpaso

Presa de Malpaso
Presa de Malpaso

This is a place overlooking the lake. Make time for a boat ride.  The place looks nice, especially in the late afternoon Sun. There’s no cost to be at the lake. The boat ride certainly costs a little bit. Wear a hat on sunny days.

Start early to beat the crowds. Eat dinner and then take a boat around the lake. Many towns have dams that the locals tout as beautiful. That’s not always the case. The attractions of the lake are lost when viewing from the shore. It’s just a lot of water. If you take the launch through the canyons formed by the flooding of the area, you will be amazed.

While not as high, long or with quite the grandeur of Sumidero Canyon, these are impressive. You can feel they compare favorably and are impressive. They are worth your time. If you visit Calvillo, take the time to visit the dam and lake.

Just a short drive beyond the dam, a couple of restaurants are established. The shrimp bathed in a guava sauce are amazing, the staff, including the owner very welcoming.

National Museum of Death

National Museum of Death
National Museum of Death

You can absolutely be delighted with the displays. There are four permanent rooms covering prehispánica through to contemporary art and each room offers treasures and amazing artifacts from the time period covered. All of the displays and information are unsurprisingly in Spanish.

Not an insurmountable barrier to the non Spanish speaker. The staff are friendly and helpful. The artifacts and displays are amazing and the museum itself was exquisite. It’s not an advanced museum like the one in NYC or Paris. You can google Mexican history though.

Find about the History of Mexican “Day Of The Dead” and how they worship their family members that pass away. Easy to find, just a short walk from Plaza Patria. If you stay in the El Centro district this is a short walk.

All the museums are very inexpensive. They have well-balanced expositions, things you can look at and things you can learn from/of. It does show a broad history and there are some really interesting exhibits. Death is definitely the theme. A good insight into the preoccupation with the devils.

Boca de Tunel

Boca de Tunel
Boca de Tunel

This is an aerial adventure course. It consists of several obstacle trails, 2 zip lines and some moderate rock climbing that gives you a shot of adrenaline but it is very secure. The courses are suspended on steel ropes over a small gorge with a small lake at the bottom.

The vertical distance to the lake is not more than about 20 m. It feels different when you are waking it. All visitors are provided with a safety harness and a helmet. One or several guides are always with the group controlling safety and assisting those who need motivation to complete the course.

There are one or two participants in each group that cry but actually it is really not that challenging or scary. Combine this trip with a visit to a small town San Jose de Gracia and take a boat tour on the lake.

The views are breathtaking. You have to go with a group and a guide. The bridges are very secure and you are secure too. It feels so safe, you feel you are walking on cement.

This place is great if you are not in good condition, as it will require much effort. If you are looking for adventures, this is not the place for you.

Plaza Patria y Exedra

Plaza Patria y Exedra
Plaza Patria y Exedra

Many of the interesting sites in the city center surround this plaza. It’s used during fests and markets. Today there was a man playing the marimba very well which could be heard throughout the plaza. Good place to catch a taxi along one thoroughfare.

Great place to eat butter things to see. Enjoy being there for a walk enjoying the view. Walking around downtown and going for breakfast you can see this ceremony taking place in Plaza Patria. Go look at the Aguascalientes sign, take a photo too.

Enjoy a 2 to 3 miles walk through Aguas streets and find excellent views of traditional places as old buildings and quiet environments. There are many places to taste Mexican food!! simply delicious.

For people that don’t know this is a very important place to visit. If you see the Mexican flag – that means this is the center of the country.

It is a place full of history, beautiful buildings, interesting people, good restaurants and shopping stores. The whole town center is full of life and here one can sit and let it go past.

Parque Tres Centurias

Parque Tres Centurias
Parque Tres Centurias

Parque Tres Centurias has the Train Museum Inside. There is a free car park here. Walk into the museo with a big and well laid out. All the descriptions are in Spanish so be prepared to translate.

Very good exhibition that shows the history and some tragedies for the N de M lines. You can have a good walk around. Took a walk around and watched a model train exhibition. Kids will love this. There is an old Agua’s station building. There are stores to buy drinks, snacks etc.

Walk around the static display of old caches and you will be amazed to see the president of Mexico’s Pullman from the early 1900’s. Walk around the park. You must see the hero’s corner. Great tribute to some incredible men.

Slow walk around the park and then off.  This used to be a railroad maintenance space and it is huge. Fortunately, it has been rescued and remodeled and it is a great option for events. It also has a cultural space for exhibitions so it is very attractive.

Jardín de San Marcos

Jardín de San Marcos
Jardín de San Marcos

From Plaza Patria, walk past the Basilica and along Moctezuma, then Venustiano Carranza and then keep going straight – Is about a 10 minute walk from the Plaza. Well worth it for some wonderful shade and cool atmosphere.

The Gardens are very well kept and there is plenty of seating in the shade too. There is a water feature in the center and a bandstand too. When I was there there were a few vendors walking through with ice cream and cold drinks too.

Some street sellers sell artifacts, bracelets etc. And a musician playing his guitar. Lovely ambiance and great place to sit with a book for a couple of hours to avoid the midday Sun. Excellent park in the city center, very green, very lush, with its typical bandstand.

Whimsical bronze statues are spread throughout the park. Good for photo props. The perfect place for a walk in the evening, or just to chill and people watch. Bravo for this small city, and its Jardin de San Marcos.

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Justin M. Neal
Justin M. Neal

Justin is a freelance writer specializing in adventure, camping, hiking, home improvement, pet and technology. He is an avid animal lover since he was a little boy. He lives with his wife Malina, son Oliver, and their purrfect angel cat, Fifi.

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