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AlamogordoUnited States of America

Spend some time in this small New Mexico town that is big on thrilling outdoor adventures and space history.

Surrounded by a vast area of desert and mountain ranges, Alamogordo's epic landscapes are ripe for exploration. The New Mexico city fascinates with its space and military history and a trip to the town will present the chance to learn about the development of rockets, hike up cliffs or go on a nighttime bike ride across a lunar-like landscape.

Those who love the outdoors will find plenty to entertain in Alamogordo. Embark on a hiking expedition through Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, a sprawling protected region at the mouth of Dog Canyon in the Sacramento Mountains. Take the path that winds along a limestone ravine and up cliffs for superb views of the desert landscape.

Explore the vast area of gypsum dunes at the White Sands National Monument, a dazzling natural wonder covering 275 square miles (712 square kilometers) of desert. Go on ranger-guided hikes, full-moon bike rides and scenic drives to discover the features of the dunes. Adjacent to the national monument is the White Sands Missile Range, the site of the world's first atomic bomb explosion.

Learn more about the area's history at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, an institution dedicated to the role that New Mexico has played in the U.S. space program. See rockets, moon rock and satellites and visit the grave of Ham the chimp, the first primate in space. The museum is also the home of the International Space Hall of Fame where you can learn about the country’s most famous astronauts. The space museum is a great place to take children, as is Alameda Park Zoo, which houses more than 250 exotic and indigenous animals.

For your evening's entertainment, reserve seats at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts. The theater hosts plays, concerts, musicals and dance recitals.

Reach Alamogordo by flying into El Paso International Airport, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of the city before continuing by rented car. Trains also go as far as El Paso. You can also experience the adventure and captivating history of the state by traveling by bus.

Top hotels in Alamogordo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Motel 6 Alamogordo, NM
Motel 6 Alamogordo, NM
2 out of 5
251 Panorama Blvd, Alamogordo, NM
The price is £28 per night

Situated in Alamogordo, this motel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Toy Train Depot and within 6 miles (10 km) of New Mexico State University Alamogordo and International ...

3.2/5 (433 reviews)

"i really liked the facility how clean itv was andchow nice theyre facility if"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

Motel 6 Alamogordo, NM
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Alamogordo Hwy 54/70
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Alamogordo Hwy 54/70
2.5 out of 5
100 Kerry Ave, Alamogordo, NM
The price is £99 per night

Located in the heart of Alamogordo, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Toy Train Depot and within 6 miles (10 km) of New Mexico State University Alamogordo and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (535 reviews)

"Right off the main road, very friendly staff, and great breakfast despite the requisite social distancing requirements."…"

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Alamogordo Hwy 54/70
The Crofting Inn
The Crofting Inn
3 out of 5
300 Swallow Place, Cloudcroft, NM
The price is £103 per night

Situated in Cloudcroft, this golf bed & breakfast is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Cloudcroft Ski Area and 18.8 mi (30.2 km) from New Mexico Museum of Space History.

4.5/5Wonderful! (192 reviews)
Quiet BnB in the heart of Cloudcroft.

"Centrally located and walkable to many of the food options, the Crofting Inn was a nice place to rest my head after my many hikes each day. It rained shortly after I checked in which revealed a leak in my bathroom ceiling, but the owners quickly moved me to another room while they went about to fix ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2020

The Crofting Inn

Popular places to visit in Alamogordo

New Mexico Museum of Space History
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New Mexico Museum of Space History

You can spend an afternoon studying the exhibits at New Mexico Museum of Space History during your trip to Alamogordo. Discover the area's desert landscape and mountain views.

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Find out about the history of Tularosa when you take a trip to Three Rivers Petroglyph Site. Make some time to visit the monuments while you're in the area.

Trestle Recreation Area
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Trestle Recreation Area

Explore the great outdoors at Trestle Recreation Area, a lovely green space in Cloudcroft. Discover the mountain views and shops in this family-friendly area.

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PistachioLand Farm Tour
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PistachioLand Farm Tour

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