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McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch

#1 of 2 Food & Drink in Alamogordo Features Animals
7320 U.S. Highway 54/70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
+1 800-368-3081
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Delightful staff

Driving by on return from business trip and decided to stop. We arrived a few minutes before... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2017
CaliforniaMarie
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California
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Great place

This place is great. A lot of different things to buy as souvenirs. Wine tasting was nice. We... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2017
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PistachioLand- 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.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7320 U.S. Highway 54/70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Driving by on return from business trip and decided to stop. We arrived a few minutes before opening. Rather than ignore the car at the gate, an employee surprised us, came out and opened the gate early, welcoming us. Had a fresh cup of coffee,...More

Thank CaliforniaMarie
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2017

Thank you for visiting our farm store. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that the staff opened early for you. Thank you for the feedback; we will be sure to share this with our staff. We hope...More

Reviewed March 17, 2017

This place is great. A lot of different things to buy as souvenirs. Wine tasting was nice. We booked a tour and would have waited for an hour. The guide girl talked with the manager and we were provided a private drive. This was very...More

Thank Nummis
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2017

Thank you for visiting our family farm. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that our staff made a special tour to accommodate you.

Reviewed March 16, 2017

One of the ladies that give the tasting wine embarred me. I didn't know there were only 3 samples of the wine, and I went and asked for a 4th one when this girl yelled " She already had 3 with me." I think the...More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting our farm store and for providing this feedback. We limit wine sampling due to very strict laws and penalties within the State of New Mexico regarding over serving alcohol. The servers are personally liable and may receive a 4th degree felony...More

Reviewed March 15, 2017

This place was great to stop and explore before continuing our drive. There were samples of everything and the associates were very friendly and helpful there were as many choices of flavors for pistachio and salsa etc.More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting our family farm. We are happy to hear that you found your visit enjoyable and the staff friendly. We enjoy creating new delicious products right here on site, and we offer may samples of the goodies we make. We hope you...More

Reviewed March 15, 2017

We stopped here only because they advertised ice cream. But then we spent a hour here. Pistachios in all flavors, other home made treats, candy, hot sauces, etc. The had a tour of the pistachio orchard, but we didn't take it. Ice Cream is Blue...More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting our farm store. We are glad that you found many more interesting reasons to explore PistachioLand. We enjoy crafting our own pistachio candies, wines and pistachio flavors on site. We hope you have the chance to visit again and take the...More

Reviewed March 15, 2017

I took my children 9,6, and 3 on the tour. The tour guide was amazing and very informative. We were able to stop and get a closer view of the pistachio trees. It is obviously a must to get a photo with the world's largest...More

Thank mnicowill
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting our family farm. We are so glad that your family enjoyed our motorized farm tour. It is a great way to learn about the farming history,the trees and harvest process, and to see the operation outside of the store setting. We...More

Reviewed March 14, 2017

Service is always good and customer service is very good to! Polite people working and always very helpful. I enjoy stopping by every time i go to Ruidoso it's a must!

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting PistachioLand. We will share your feedback with our staff who enjoys hearing that they have made your experience enjoyable. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed March 13, 2017

Great place to stop!! The store is clean and staff are very friendly. The tour was fun. My mom, who is disabled, was able to ride the tour bus because the staff provided a step stool for her. They were so attentive and caring. They...More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting our family farm. We were happy to help your mom and are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the farm tour. We hope you have the chance to visit us again in the future.

Reviewed March 13, 2017

Take your picture by the giant pistachio. We bought a lot of flavors of pistachios and a lot of wine.More

Thank M C
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting the World's Largest Pistachio at PistachioLand. We are glad that you found many delicious pistachios and wines that we make here on the farm. We hope you have the chance to visit again. We recommend the motorized farm tour if you...More

Reviewed March 13, 2017

Visited our son and family in Alamagordo ,NM. Stopped by for a photo by the largest pistachio in the world. Friendly staff. Wine tastings. Variety of taste tastings for all products. Free gift because we spent $50+.More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting our family farm. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We offer many fun promotions and discounts throughout the store and offer samples of the many products we make on the farm, like our pistachio candies and wines,...More

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LaceUp23
We are going to be in the area for Spring Break in march, and we are just staying in Alamogordo for one night. Could we cram White Sands National Monument and a tour in in one day?
January 28, 2017|
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Response from Clarissa M | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, you can do both. Our tour lasts about 30 minutes. You can expect to spend an hour to an hour and 1/2 at our location. White Sands is a 30 minute drive west of us. I suggest the morning with us and then drive to... More
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Heather H
What is the best time of year to visit to do a tour?
January 8, 2017|
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Response from Tim M | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your interest in our farm tours. Although we provide the tour all year, 7 days a week, the best time to see the pistachios growing on the trees is from May-October. The wine grapes are on the vines too... More
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redkat56
I would like to know more about purchasing trees do you sell then and when is the best time to purchase them?
July 6, 2015|
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Response from Tim M | Property representative |
We sell 3 year old grafted pistachio trees at the beginning of February each year. Early spring is the best time to plant the trees. You will need a male and female tree to produce pistachios within 5 years of planting... More
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