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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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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Interesting stop

Interesting stop and gift shop. Got a little information on pistachio farming. Great tasting pistachios and pistachio candy.

Reviewed 1 week ago
cathymg17
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting stop and gift shop. Got a little information on pistachio farming. Great tasting pistachios and pistachio candy.

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Thank cathymg17
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios Farm Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stop and were able to do some tastings. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stephanie did a fantastic job! Very cheerful and informative. Pleasant surroundings and the Tuscan patio is a perfect ending! Cheers!

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Thank lfresquez
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios Farm Tour, responded to this review

It's great to hear that Stephanie was a great tour guide. Isn't that patio a fantastic place to enjoy a glass of wine? Thank you for leaving a great review! More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly the best place to buy pistachios and pistachio products (dark chocolate pistachio bark to name one.) They also have great wine. We have been going here for years and have always enjoyed our time here, the staff is great the smells are wonderful and it is just wonderful. We took the tour (a Homeschool field trip) it... More 

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Thank sahsd
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios Farm Tour, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your tour of the Ranch with your group and keep coming back for the treats and wine! More 

Willow Park, Texas
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wine tasting and selling ... pistachio tasting and selling ... and just an overall place to stop if you are on that road or in Alamogordo.

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

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tastefully laid out centre with large pistachio selection, wine and souvenirs. There is also an additional beautiful outdoor patio for special events.

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

Thank you for your review and kind words about the facility. More 

Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come by here every time we come to the southwest. This trip we were going to Phoenix and then to Western Colorado from Central Illinois so Alamogordo wasn't really on the route, but we still wanted shop here so we made the detour to Eagle Ranch, they have the best pistachios. They are always fresh. We also think they... More 

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

Thank you for fitting Eagle Ranch into your travel plans! It's great to hear that you enjoy our pistachios and wine. More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Love all the different pistachio chooses! The wine is excellent and the staff is beyond friendly and helpful. A must stop!!!!

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Thank bacm
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios Farm Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the pistachios & wine and that our staff was friendly and helpful during your visit! More 

Kyle, Texas
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

I didn't have any wine so I can't speak to that, but they have a nice little gift shop with all different types of pistachio products. We always stop on the way to or from White Sands. I would recommend checking it out.

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

Thank you for leaving a review and for the kind words. We love that you make sure to stop in for some pistachios when you are in the area! More 

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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

There is a nice selection of wine, nuts, candy, ice cream, and New Mexico trinkets, but it's very pricey compared to other comparable shops in the area. Plus it's rather crowded with tourists.

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

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our selection of products. The store can get busy from time to time, especially during holiday weekends. I'm not sure exactly when you stopped in. I'm sorry you found our items to be pricey. Our pistachios are actually less expensive than our closest competition. More 

Las Vegas
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7 reviews
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Great place to visit. Prices range is from low to high. Fresh and delicious pistachios as well as unique wines. Lots of local and New Mexico souvenirs. Very knowledgeable staff and excellent customer service if you need to mail something. We visit there every time we are I Alamogordo and always recommend them.

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Thank Pauline M
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios Farm Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. It's great to hear you come in regularly and have discovered that we can ship items for you. Makes it very easy to ship gifts without the hassle of going to the post office. Glad you enjoy the pistachios and wine! More 

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