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From White Sands National Monument to alpine meadows high in the Sacramento Mountains, outdoor lovers love Alamogordo. Alamogordo is known for its connection with the Trinity test, the first explosion of an atomic bomb. It is bordered on the east by the Sacramento Mountains and to the west by Holloman Air Force Base. But visitors will also find the birthplace of space exploration, a thriving performing arts center, and top-flight golf. Alamogordo is a gateway to sightseeing, scenery, sand, and space.

Alamogordo has so much to offer visitors. The city’s mild climate and pristine scenery provide an ambiance that enriches lives. The white sands of the Tularosa Basin are surrounded by the majestic Organ, San Andres, and Sacramento Mountain ranges. Alamogordo was founded in 1898 and the design of the community included large wide thoroughfares and tree-lined irrigation canals. The town was named after a grove of fat cottonwoods from the Pecos River area, but it is the pistachios that visitors remember.

Here is found the World's Largest Pistachio, which was built in honor of PistachioLand's founder, Thomas McGinn. His son wanted people to know what his father had created. PistachioLand now has over 12,000 pistachio trees, 14 acres of wine grapes, McGinn's Country Store, and Arena Blanca Winery.

On the first Saturday of April and October, visitors can explore the history that changed the world forever at the Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb was detonated. Fifteen miles west of Alamogordo is one of the most incredible natural treasures in the world—White Sands National Monument. Breathtaking, sprawling white sand dunes cover 275 square miles. Visitors here are likely to see New Mexico’s State Bird, the Roadrunner, and other native animals can be found in the oldest zoo in the southwest, Alameda Park Zoo, established in Alamogordo in 1898.

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