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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
Today
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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Very interesting

Never seen a pistachio tree before. Got a one-on-one tour with seasoned employees who knew a lot about the process and business. Tour went from beginning to end, including... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mitzie16
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never seen a pistachio tree before. Got a one-on-one tour with seasoned employees who knew a lot about the process and business. Tour went from beginning to end, including processing and packaging. Very interesting.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do you like souvenirs? Do you like unusual jewelry? Do you love pistachios? How about chocolate or wine? If you said YES to any of the questions then you will want to stop at the Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachio Farm. It is fun for all ages........farm tour wine tasting, etc. Every trip to Alamogordo we make sure to... More 

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

Thank you for your great review. We do offer a little something for everyone. Thank you for making us part of your trip! More 

Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived an hour before closing and found the store empty. The two women working the counter were not overly friendly and made us feel unwelcomed. I understand we were visiting with our kids but they never left our side and we held our six year olds hand the entire time. I feel we would have been treated differently if... More 

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

I am so sorry you had a less than superb experience here. Perhaps the staff was bushed after a busy day, but that's still no excuse! Thank you for letting us know so that we can address the problem. Children are always welcome here, so I don't believe that had any bearing on the visit. Hopefully, you will be through... More 

Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch has the nicest gift shop. I have not had a chance to take the tour, but would really like to see the full operation. The staff is very friendly. There are lots of gift choices. I really love going into the shop and just looking around, even finding something special to buy. For wine lovers,... More 

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Thank beckybh1950
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. We are glad you enjoy the gift store and the uniformity of the trees. They are quite spectacular. Please do make some time to take the tour. It is actually very interesting and worthwhile. More 

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

I first had some of these pistachios from buying a bag at a grocery store traveling through NM. I loved them and wanted to find them again so when we were traveling through, we went out of the way to go to their farm. I wanted to go on the farm tour but during the time period we were visiting... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear that you had a less than stellar experience at our store. We always pride ourselves in offering a high quality product with the best customer service. We would like to hear from you directly so that we may correct the situation. It is important for us to keep our service levels at top notch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We had the best time touring and sampling the variety of pistachio items. Everyone was kind, helpful and patient. Our children and friends were very impressed. Great place to visit.

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

Thank you for your kind words. It is great to hear that you had a nice visit and that all enjoyed. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

This place is a "must see" and "taste"...there are many free samples and all are delicious. We bought 10 pounds of pistachios to bring back to Florida. Pistachios can stay fresh in the refrigerator for over a year....live and learn.

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Thank johnson1425
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios Farm Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed the pistachios and were able to take some home with you. More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Great wine and yummy pistachios. Smaller than the place next door but better flavor by a long way! The gift shop is small but has some nice things and tasty treats to sample. True to New Mexico, they have delicious 'green chili' pistachios!

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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 kind words. Good to hear that you were able to do a wine tasting and enjoyed the pistachios. More 

Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We had a wedding ceremony and reception on The Patio and it was gorgeous! The staff are friendly, courteous, and go out of their way to be helpful. Would I use this venue again?? In a heart beat!

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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 taking the time to write a review and for your kind words. We are so thankful that you chose The Patio for your special day and that it was everything that you hoped it would be. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

When we visit any city that has a wine tasting, we always stop and Alamorgodo was no exception. Heart of the Desert proved to be an excellent choice, We tasted five wines ( purchased three ) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our hostess was charming, attentive and quite knowledgeable. The ending treat was the patio, We purchased a glass and then... More 

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

Thank your for your kind words. We are glad you were able to spend some time on The Patio. It is such a unique spot in Alamogordo. Great to hear that you received good service and enjoyed both our wine and pistachios. More 

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