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White Sands National Monument
White Sands National Monument
Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting a museum and sledding down the huge dunes.
Attraction type: National Parks; Geologic Formations; Monuments & Statues
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McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch
McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch
Owner description: Pistachio Tree Ranch is owned and operated by the McGinn Family and is home to 12,300 trees and 6,000 wine producing grapevines. The original trees were planted in 1980 and the... more Owner description: Pistachio Tree Ranch is owned and operated by the McGinn Family and is home to 12,300 trees and 6,000 wine producing grapevines. The original trees were planted in 1980 and the first nuts were harvested in 1984. Today, Pistachio Tree Ranch is a fully integrated farm where the McGinn Family grows pistachios, makes pistachio candy and packages pistachio products sold on their farm and around the United States. Arena Blanca Winery features the McGinn Family's wines produced on the farm from grapes grown in their vineyard. The World's Largest Pistachio monument was finished in 2008 and was built as a tribute to Tom McGinn, whose vision was to grow pistachios in the New Mexico desert. It stands 30 feet tall and has been featured in New Mexico Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and Parade Magazine. It was filmed in 2010 in the movie, "This Must Be The Place," and on the History Channel's "Only in America" with Larry the Cable Guy in December 2012. Named a New Mexico Treasure by the NM Cabinet Secretary of Tourism, June 2014, on New Mexico Television episode 3. Visit the farm and winery year around, open daily. Motorized Farm Tours Daily. Call ahead for groups larger than 6 people. Weather permitting. less
Attraction type: Sightseeing Tours; Visitor Centers; Specialty & Gift Shops; Wineries & Vineyards; Farms
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Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Oliver Lee State Park includes historical exhibits and some of southern New Mexico's finest views.
Attraction type: State Parks
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New Mexico Museum of Space History
New Mexico Museum of Space History
This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space Science Education Facility, and the International Space Hall of Fame.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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International Space Hall of Fame
International Space Hall of Fame
Take a simulated walk on Mars and see space exhibits that span exploration from the earliest rocketry experiments to futuristic Space Station 2001.
Attraction type: Science Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Caliche's frozen custard
Caliche's frozen custard
Ranked #1 of 81 Restaurants in Alamogordo
Cuisines: Japanese, Ice Cream
Dining options: Lunch
Rockin' BZ Burgers
Rockin' BZ Burgers
Ranked #2 of 81 Restaurants in Alamogordo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
The Cupcake Cafe
The Cupcake Cafe
Ranked #3 of 81 Restaurants in Alamogordo
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Our Country Kitchen
Our Country Kitchen
Ranked #4 of 81 Restaurants in Alamogordo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Waffle & Pancake Shoppe
Waffle & Pancake Shoppe
Ranked #5 of 81 Restaurants in Alamogordo
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

White Sands Motel
White Sands Motel
$49 - $99
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Alamogordo
Super 8 Alamogordo
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Alamogordo
$66 - $74
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Alamogordo
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Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo
2.5 of 5
Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo
$73 - $86
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Alamogordo
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