Attractions

Toy Train Depot

Miniature versions of Big Boys, steam engines and railroad dioramas are displayed at the Toy Train Depot Museum in Alamogordo. Train rides are also offered throughout the year for people of all ages. The museum is housed in the town's old train building circa 1898. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12pm to 4:30pm.

 

Alamogordo Museum of History

Founded in 1964, the Tularosa Basin Historical Society collects and preserves the history of Alamogordo, Otero County, and the Tularosa Basin. Through exhibits, the Museum tells the story of the people of the region, including Native Americans, ranchers, miners, railroad workers, merchants, physicians, and many more. Archives, photographs, and a reference library are also available.

Experience Unique New Mexico

New Mexico is well-known for its arts community. The state's art museums feature everything from folk art to glass to sculpture to paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe. But there's more to experience in New Mexico museums than art. Here, visitors can find something special in every county in the state. Parks, museums, fairs, festival, and tours are held year-round across New Mexico. The Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitian, the National Atomic Museum in Albuquerque, the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum and the War Eagles Museum in Santa Teresa are but a few of the choices. There really is a museum for just about every interest.

Another great way to experience New Mexico is through art festivals across the state. During the summer months, there's a festival to be found somewhere in New Mexico every weekend. Local, regional and national artists bring their beautiful creations out of the studio for everybody to enjoy. Artist studio tours abound throughout the state—from Farmington to Silver City. These tours offer an opportunity for visitors to meet the artists and see first-hand how they create such masterpieces.

Art isn't the only thing to experience in New Mexico. From ice caves to monasteries to flying saucer landing sites, there's something amazing to experience in every part of New Mexico. And there's no better place to spend the holidays than the Land of Enchantment. From the historical Las Posadas in Santa Fe to traditional Victorian Christmas in Silver City, the holidays in New Mexico are beautiful.

Geology, Space, Biology, Archaeology and History—all in New Mexico

New Mexico is the place to visit to expand your intellectual horizons. The state's unique geology ranges from the Permian Age Carlsbad Caverns to white sand dunes to the high mountains in the northern part of the state. New Mexico also has world-class science at two national laboratories, several observatories, Spaceport America, and the Very Large Array, among others. History is everywhere. New Mexico has civil war battlefields, archaeological digs, and museums that encompass almost every intellectual interest. At the wildlife refuges, visitors can learn more about the environment all around us. The New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, is the place to learn about the world all around us.

Enjoy the World that is New Mexico

New Mexicans enjoy life. In every corner of New Mexico, visitors can find festivals, performances, restaurants and play. From the Santa Fe Opera to the Great Duck Race in Deming, there is an event or festival to capture the imagination of everybody in the family. Even the food is fun—in New Mexico, chili comes in “red, green, or Christmas.” Visitors who might be in a play mood can spend a day at the horse track or in one of the casinos throughout the state. Come out and enjoy the world that is New Mexico.

Alamogordo Museum of History
1301 N. White Sands Blvd.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (505) 434-4438
www.alamogordomuseum.org

 

Pistachio Tree Ranch , Alamogordo

7320 Highway 54 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310-9143 Contact: 505-437-0602 , 800-368-3081

 

Alameda Park Zoo

We are the oldest zoo in the southwest United States, and the smallest zoo to be Association of Zoo & Aquarium (AZA) Accredited, a prestigious distinction which indicates that the zoo has achieved rigorous standards for animal care, education, wildlife conservation and science.

Alameda Park Zoo Mission Statement
The Alameda Park Zoo provides an aesthetically pleasing naturalistic environment, which promotes education in the environmental fields of study, conservation of local and global environments, recreation, and biological research. The intended concept is to instill through audio, visual, and tactical means, a unity of non-human and human relationships. Through professional cooperation and tactics, the Alameda Park Zoo will provide the public with high standards of environmental education. This educational procedure takes place in an atmosphere that promotes environmental recreation as well as education.

New Mexico Museum of Space History and Tombaugh Planetarium

Address: Hwy 2001 | Alamogordo, NM | 88311

This museum celebrates man's exploration of space through several exhibits and presentations. Topics ranging from early rocket experiments to the Apollo program to tomorrow's space stations are illuminated here.

Kids Kingdom

Kids Kingdom was built by the community in 1995 to give children a creative and safe place to play. Located on Oregon Avenue, this park includes a tree house, soccer fields, a pirate ship, dinosaur themed areas and much more. Address: Oregon Ave. | Alamogordo, NM | 88310

Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX

Spanning 40 ft (12 meters), the Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX at the New Mexico Museum of Space History features a number of educational movies. Experience deep sea wonders, pioneer adventures, far away countries and space galaxies from a tilted seat. 505 437-2840 Address: Hwy 2001 | Alamogordo, NM | 88310

Cinema 5 Alamogordo

Cinema 5 in Alamogordo shows a number of major motion picture releases. Advance tickets may be purchased the day of the show. 1 505 437-9301 Address: 3199 N White Sands Blvd | Alamogordo, NM | 88310

 

Tularosa Basin Historical Society

Containing a number of local history exhibits, from early Native American artifacts to a rare 47 star US Flag, the Tularosa Basin Historical Society Museum is open daily to visitors. See the Boy Scout display, the collection of photographs and the many other items found inside.

Address: 1301 North White Sands Blvd. | Alamogordo, NM | 88310 / 1 505 434-4438