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White Sands National Monument
White Sands National Monument
Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting a museum and sledding down the huge dunes.
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues; Geologic Formations; National Parks
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McGinn's PistachioLand
McGinn's PistachioLand
Owner description: PistachioLand- Home of the World's Largest Pistachio, Pistachio Tree Ranch & Arena Blanca Winery -is owned and operated by the McGinn Family and is home to 12,300 trees and 6,000... more Owner description: PistachioLand- Home of the World's Largest Pistachio, Pistachio Tree Ranch & Arena Blanca Winery -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. less
Attraction type: Farms; Wineries & Vineyards; Gift & Specialty Shops
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White Sands Missle Range Museum
White Sands Missle Range Museum
The White Sands Missile Range reminds the visitor of the momentous events of 1945 and how a bomb ended World War II.
Attraction type: Military Museums
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New Mexico Museum of Space History
New Mexico Museum of Space History
This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space Science Education Facility, and the International Space Hall of Fame.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Heart of the Desert
Heart of the Desert
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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! less
Attraction type: Farms; Wineries & Vineyards
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Caliche's Frozen Custard
Caliche's Frozen Custard
Ranked #1 of 89 Restaurants in Alamogordo
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Rockin' BZ Burgers
Rockin' BZ Burgers
Ranked #2 of 89 Restaurants in Alamogordo
Cuisines: American
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Can't Stop Smoking BBQ
Can't Stop Smoking BBQ
Ranked #3 of 89 Restaurants in Alamogordo
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
CJ's Si Senor Restaurant
CJ's Si Senor Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 89 Restaurants in Alamogordo
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hi-D-Ho Drive In
Hi-D-Ho Drive In
Ranked #5 of 89 Restaurants in Alamogordo
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Super 8 Alamogordo
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Alamogordo
$68 - $81
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Alamogordo
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Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo
2.5 of 5
Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo
$57 - $68
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Alamogordo
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Budget Inn
2.0 of 5
Budget Inn
$44 - $60
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Alamogordo
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