Alamogordo is known as the cradle of America’s space program thanks to the testing of everything from space suits to rockets at White Sands Missile Range in the late 1940s. Home to Holloman Air Force Base and the New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo invites you to go galactic on your visit.
Alamogordo is ideal for families looking to go off the beaten path, with activities like sledding at White Sands National Park, riding a “M.T.C.” 1/5 scale train at the Toy Train Depot Museum, meeting a lemur, otter, or fox at the Alameda Park Zoo, and visiting the world’s largest pistachio.
Alamogordo is an adventurer’s paradise. From journeying through the vast Oliver Lee Memorial State Park to experiencing the immense beauty of White Sands National Park; hiking, hunting, and camping in Lincoln National Forest; and exploring the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, there’s a unique experience for every outdoor lover.
History and Culture
Touring local vineyards and farms, visitors can savor pistachios and wines from the fields around Alamogordo. Culture lovers will enjoy Alamogordo’s historic downtown, home to art galleries, Founder’s Park, the Alameda Park Zoo, and the beautiful Tularosa Basin Museum of History.