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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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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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Had a nice evening with some friends

Meet up for one of their many little events to have a glass of wine with some other couple friends of ours. Great time good music and just a great atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tony D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Meet up for one of their many little events to have a glass of wine with some other couple friends of ours. Great time good music and just a great atmosphere.

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

So glad you had a good time at one of our events. Hope you are able to come to many more. More 

Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eagle Ranch grows and processes the best pistachios that I have ever eaten. They offer them in a variety of seasoned flavors including red and green chili flavored. They also offer guided tours of their processing facility so you can see just how pistachios are grown, harvested, and then processed. You can sample the many items made from their pistachios... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed our pistachios! Thank you for the nice review. More 

Cedar Park, Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to the farm on a Saturday in June. Normally, that means no tour. Fortunately for us, there was a troop of Girl Scouts who were touring and they allowed us to tag along. I had never seen pistachios on the tree before, and that alone almost made the visit worthwhile. But we got to see the plant where... 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 your review. It was your lucky day to show up at the right time. Glad you had the opportunity to take the tour and that you enjoyed it as well as the pistachios. More 

Springfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved that you could taste all the different flavored ones, sweet and salty types. My favorite was the green chili ones...just enough heat! There patio is absolutely beautiful!! I tried some of their wines too and ended up buying a bottle. Wish we would of had time to enjoy a glass of it on their patio...just lovely!

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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. The patio is a fantastic place to hang out. Good to hear that you enjoyed our wine and pistachios. More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest pistachio farm in New Mexico and I have been here twice now. The tour is very informative and you get a sample at the end. They have wine to taste, ice cream to eat and of course different flavors of pistachios to buy. If you have time to stop I would recommend it.

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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 give us a review. The pistachio white chocolate ice cream is delicious! Hope you got to try that one. Good to hear that you enjoyed the tour and all of the samples. More 

Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pistachios are fantastic. All kinds of flavors. Favorite was the garlic and green chile's flavor. Nice wine tasting and out door area with trees right up to the patio.

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

Thank you for your review. So good to hear that you enjoyed our pistachios and wine. The garlic, green chile is one of our most popular...lots of flavor without too much kick. More 

Brighton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there after visiting McGinns Pistachio farm. Smaller than McGinns and seemed to have less flavors of Pistachios and wine. Nice gift shop, but did not see any signs of a tour.

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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 stopping in. Heart of the Desert carries 13 types of wine, with a 14th on it's way soon. There are 7 different savory flavors of pistachios as well as a variety of sweets made with pistachios and pecans. Daily Tours are held: June – August, Monday through Friday, twice a day at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM;... More 

Lovington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This family has been growing pistachios longer than anyone else, and it shows! I've been coming here since this was a little log cabin store front and I'll keep coming back. Great flavor varieties, candies, wine, and gifts. If you are looking for a local gift for somebody, this should be your first stop!

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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 continued patronage. More 

Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My in-laws live in a little town just down the road from Heart of the Desert. Everytime we are in town visiting, we always make a stop here for the wonderful pistachios, wine and candies. Often, we go back multiple times to buy gifts for our friends and family back home. This place never gets old and they keep adding... 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 your great review. We are glad that you enjoy coming to our place and sharing our products. It's great to read that you have checked out Fill Your Glass Fridays. More 

Whitney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I've been buying from Heart of the Desert since the 1980's, Wonderful place! Back in the early days I could call & tell them that I'd be by early in the morning to catch a flight out of El Paso, they'd put my Pistachio request on the front porch & I'd pay for it on my return trip! NOW THAT... 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 your great review and for being a loyal customer for all of these years!! More 

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