Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
2500 N White Sands Blvd
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (575) 446-6111
Fax: (575) 446-6112
Established in 1898, the Alameda Park Zoo is home to nearly 250 animals that include Mexican Gray Wolfs and Markhor goats. Apart from being a zoo, it also functions as a rescue center for birds; injured birds are treated here and at times are provided with shelter too. Its on-site Educational Center has videos and reading material pertaining to the animal kingdom. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Park and forestry information. Maps, guide information, and brochures.
Washington Park at Alamogordo offers visitors a host of recreational opportunities and outdoor activities to enjoy. From basketball courts and soccer fields, to a swimming pool and playground, this park has it all. The park forms a strip of green that extends from Indian Wells Road to East 1st Street, between Oregon and Washington Avenues. The city hall is located within the park as well. Apart from offering visitors a chance to indulge in a bit of outdoor fun, the park also hosts the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament each year.
See the site of the first atomic bomb explosion.
Featuring a beautiful playground area, hiking trails, camping and garden areas.
The Heart of the Desert Pistachios at Eagle Ranch or the Eagle Ranch Pistachios groves is New Mexico's largest Pistachio and wine producing center. Visitors can look forward to a free 45 minute tour. There is also an on-site gift shop.
Driving down U.S. Highway 70, it's impossible to miss the sculpture of the giant green pistachio looming in the distance. The sculpture was created as a tribute by Tim McGinn to his father Tom McGinn after his death to honor his memory. Located on the property of McGinn Farms, visitors can stop by for a quick photo op or a tour of the farm and winery. The on-site farm store is a great place to pick up souvenirs, gifts and specialty goods unique to the region. Pick up a bag of their special pistachio brittle to chomp on through the journey ahead. For additional information, visit the website.
Enjoy our rare desert flora, hiking trails, campsites, and more outdoor activities.
The Lincoln National Forest was established on July 26, 1902. It covered 500,000 acres (202,343 hectares) of land, and presently covers 1,103,897 acres (450,000 hectares). It ranges diversely in almost every characteristic and is famous, moreover, for being the home of the Smokey Bear. An eminent emphasis is on the Ski Apache Resort that provides for beginner, intermediate as well as expert runs. With a terrific uphill lift capacity, it is the recreational zone to nearly 7,000 skiers daily. The Mayhill Ranger District and Guadalupe Ranger District too draw huge crowds.
The White Sands National Monument is a particularly scenic treat, akin to finding miles of fresh snow in the middle of the desert. Visitors can enjoy the scenic locales, go on nature tours and even sled down the sandy fields of gypsum sand. The museum displays several informative exhibits on the formation and wild life of the dunes. Call for more info.