University of New Mexico is 2 mi. e. on US 66/Central Ave. to 2301 Central Ave. N.E. New Mexico's flagship research university occupies an 800-acre campus with buildings featuring Pueblo Revival-style architecture, and the grounds are designated a National College Arboretum. Of particular interest are several museums and libraries as well as Popejoy Hall, 1 University of New Mexico. Home to the New Mexico Philharmonic, Popejoy Hall also presents lectures, musicals, ballet and concerts by nationally known artists. For schedule information or to purchase tickets for individual events, phone (505) 925-5858 or (877) 664-8661 Mon.-Fri. 10-4.
In December the New Mexico Bowl takes place at University Stadium; teams representing the Mountain West and Western Athletic conferences compete for a 20-inch Zia Pueblo pottery trophy.