Quality Inn & Suites
1020 S. White Sands Blvd.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (575) 434-4200
Fax: (575) 437-8872
See the site of the first atomic bomb explosion.
Featuring a beautiful playground area, hiking trails, camping and garden areas.
Park and forestry information. Maps, guide information, and brochures.
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.
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.
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.