5 things to do in Alamogordo, NM

Located in southern New Mexico, Alamogordo is a city ripe for exploration. It’s a great place to experience the southwest, and here are 5 great things to check out during your time there!

Here are some of the top things our travelers have said you can’t miss during your visit

  1. White Sands National Monument: The White Sands National Monument is not a sight meant to just be seen—it’s meant to be explored. Ever wanted to sled in the summer? The sands create snow-like conditions which curious visitors use to their advantage! Enjoy countless of other activities like camping, biking and hiking in this stunning outdoor park.
  2. New Mexico Museum of Space History: It may not be Roswell, but Alamogordo still offers a lot learn about space at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. The International Space Hall of Fame and Astronaut Memorial Garden allow you to remember those that greatly contributed or gave their life in the name of space exploration. Exhibitions like the John P. Stapp Air & Space Park and the Daisy Track & X-37 allow you to see real-life artifacts of space exploration.
  3. Alameda Park Zoo: Learn about many different animals for a low cost at the Alameda Park Zoo. Started in 1898 as a deer park in the original plans for the city, the zoo has grown to include over 90 species of animals in their 13 acres. You’re bound to learn something new, and you’ll support a zoo that has a mission of environmental conservation.

Hungry? Where to eat in Alamogordo, NM

Something savory

Not sure what you’re in the mood for? Stop by Peppers Grill.

For 20 years, Peppers Grill has been part of the Alamogordo community. Serving a variety of menu items, everyone can find something to enjoy. South of the Border, pasta and seafood can all be found on this menu, and beer, wine and food are all sourced from local or New Mexico-based businesses whenever possible. Sit back and enjoy the great atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing food!

“Every restaurant I’ve ever gone to that offers lots of ethnicities of food had been mediocre at most of them. We ordered chicken fried steak, enchiladas, ribs, and chicken alfredo. Everything was incredible! The waitress was attentive and helpful. To top it off, the price was very reasonable.” ~Andy M.

“This is a wonderful restaurant…in every way. The food is delicious, the prices are reasonable, and the waiters and waitresses are very friendly. One of my favorite restaurants in Alamogordo to visit!” ~Tara K.

“You definitely won’t go away hungry. Been here twice now and I will be going back. Great food and a family atmosphere on one side, and a really nice lounge on the other.” ~Travis E.

Something sweet

Caliche’s Frozen Custard has been on a mission to be the spot for “sweet treats and even sweeter memories” for over 20 years. Offering blended “Concretes,” sundaes, shakes and just about any other custard treat you can think of, Caliche’s has many frozen offerings to satisfy your sweet tooth. You’ll fall in love with the treats, and the old diner design of the restaurant will remind you of simpler times.

“I love this place. We go weekly for a family treat. The kids who work there are typically very quick with our order and 99% of the time it is exactly what we order.” ~Jennifer Y.

“Great place to get frozen custard, which is a lot creamier and tastier than the usual soft serve ice cream. They have lots of specialties plus cones and sundaes. It’s one of our must-stop places when we’re in Alamogordo!” ~James P.

“Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes – Five Star – Everything about it!!!!! Menu, food, staff, clean, service, outdoor FUN for everyone even the doggies and kitties. Go, go, go, go, go… Enjoy” ~Diane J.

What other travelers are saying about Alamogordo, NM

With such a wide variety of activities to enjoy, Alamogordo is a fantastic place to take assignment. No matter what you choose, you know it will be full of fun and adventure. Here’s what some of the nurses had to say after their assignment.

“I had never heard of Alamogordo before, but I was excited to explore. I loved all of the chances to go outdoors, and not just to the same place every time. There were so many sites to see, and it made for some really rewarding exercise.”

“New Mexico was always a place on my bucket list. The bluest skies you’ll ever see. I liked Alamogordo a lot when I was on assignment there. I found a really great range of things to do. I enjoyed my time.”

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