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Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios Farm Tour

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Address: 7288 Highway 54 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310-9141
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
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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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Enjoyed the tour, wine sampling and ice cream

We enjoyed the tour. It was fun to have the wine sampling and then we had ice cream on their wonderful deck. It overlooked the orchard. Lots of pistachio things to buy in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kay B
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Fargo, North Dakota
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the tour. It was fun to have the wine sampling and then we had ice cream on their wonderful deck. It overlooked the orchard. Lots of pistachio things to buy in the store.

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Carrizozo, New Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everybody was helpfull and the tour was interesting. The pistacios are great no matter what flavor you choose. The wines have to be sampled.

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Palatine, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an accidental drive by stop as I needed a restroom. Boy am I glad I did. The shop was incredible. There was a great patio out back to relax on and enjoy a drink. I was not able to take a tour. But I was able to walk a bit into the orchard. Luckily the clerk in the... More 

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Houghton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been visiting Alomogordo and the pistachio ranch since I was a kid. I'm 25 and grew up in Wisconsin, but am on my 6 trip to New Mexico and have never skipped a visit to Heart of the Desert. It has grown a lot over the years, especially with the addition of The Patio! Unfortunately... 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 the great review!! Sad to hear you missed The Patio as it is quite fabulous. Love that you keep coming back and have found the white chocolate pistachio ice cream. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to stop. Didn't take the tour since it wasn't available the day we were there. The oldest pistachio farm it has lots of choices of pistachio to buy. Good place to have a wine taste test. We tried two both which we liked. Very homey back patio to sit with a glass of wine. Nice... More 

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Thank SaraD81956
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios Farm Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. Glad you were able to find a wine to enjoy on the beautiful patio. More 

Elmhurst, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2017 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 April 17, 2017 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

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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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

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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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017 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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Thank Geopiggy
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 

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