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Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios Farm Tour

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Address: 7288 Highway 54 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone Number: +1 575-434-0035
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Know your farmer, know your food! Ever wonder what a super food is? Do you...
Know your farmer, know your food! Ever wonder what a super food is? Do you know the climate of Alamogordo is identical to Iran? Eagle Ranch is a self contained agribusiness which means that everything that is done to the crop, from start to finish, is done right here on the premises. Our most popular attraction, the FREE farm tour, offers visitors a behind the scenes look at harvesting and processing pistachios while providing unusual and little known facts about one of America's favorite snacks. The tour takes about forty-five minutes. You will visit the field, the processing plant, the salting and roasting facility, as well as our packaging and shipping departments. It's a walking tour with wheelchair accessibility. Don't forget to leave plenty of time to visit our gift shop. We offer FREE samples of our pistachio products and candies, as well as our award winning wines. Enjoy a glass of wine or pistachio ice cream on The Grove Patio overlooking the pistachio trees. The Grove Patio is even available for private events. Free Tours Daily June - August: Monday through Friday, twice a day at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM September - May: Monday through Friday at 1:30 PM Groups: We are happy to accommodate groups of 10 or more by appointment. Buses Welcome!
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Yummy pistachios

A definite stop whenever you pass through. Love their pistachios especially the garlic and green chile flavor. It's a bomb!!! They have a nice selection of wine too and you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

A definite stop whenever you pass through. Love their pistachios especially the garlic and green chile flavor. It's a bomb!!! They have a nice selection of wine too and you can enjoy it at their pretty patio.

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La Porte, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I really enjoyed browsing through the gift shop. I purchased a beautiful bracelet from here. My only complaint was the lady behind the wine counter. She was a little snarky and rude.

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ALAMOGORDO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios has a better selection of pistachios and gifts, and DEFINITELY less expensive pricing than their "next door neighbor to the north". In my opinion, since Heart of the Desert is somewhat less of a 'tourist draw' than their neighbor, they have more of a casual, hometown "flavor" in all their services and products.

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Remi G, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios Farm Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Providing excellent customer service, fair prices and an enticing environment to shop and unwind is what we are committed to. More 

Alamogordo, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

From Alamogordo. Great place to taste wine!!! They also have other items that r perfect gifts. Buy a glass of wine or beer and relax on the Patio!!! I take all visitors there. Aok place for kids. Enjoy

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Remi G, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios Farm Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. So glad you have been able to enjoy our new patio! More 

Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

road construction made it a little difficult to get in, but glad we did. staff was knowledgeable and provided some good stories. tried a red, whites were better. and, then there were the pistachios. lots of flavors, from sugary to spicy. prices were better than other places we visited in the area. fortunately, they ship to our area, so we'll... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is the original pistachio farm. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. They have a gift shop that has useful things at a fair price. We had some pistachio ice cream that was not only very good but they gave you a good portion. The out side sitting area is first class with top grade furniture to sit and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have been coming here for many years. Their products are very fresh and tasty. The staff are always very friendly. This was the first time we actually took the tour. Our guide was Tyler. She was very knowledgeable, informative and personable. Tour took about 45 minutes. We always stop here when we're in the area.

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Ashburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited the heart of the Dessert on a holiday and full tours were not given, however the video and the attention from the staff made us feel like we had an actual tour. The video was very comprehensive and all of the knowledge of the staff made it a very educational, enjoyable visit.

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Temple, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you are an inquisitive person, this might be a great stop for you. Learn about the life of a pistachio nut from beginning to end. Doesn't sound interesting? Well, it is actually. After all, who knew those darn closed pistachios were called "tights". Tours are offered at certain times, last about 45 minutes, introduce every part of the production... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A great learning experience about pistachios. Was very surprised at the quality of their wine. Great employes and a great tour. First class operation.

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