Alamogordo, NM

Alamogordo is southeastern New Mexico’s gateway to the Land of Enchantment. A town that both locals and New Mexicans alike refer to as "Alamo" is located just sixty miles from Las Cruces, NM, an hour and a half north of El Paso, TX and less than an hour's drive from the mountain resort towns of Cloudcroft and Ruidoso, New Mexico. Our town has a full calendar of events and lots of civic pride. Alamogordo boasts many fun and interesting thing to do. The Alameda Zoo is the oldest zoo in the southwest. The nearly century old Toy Train Depot has a wonderful museum and gift shop as well as long train rides in beautiful Alameda Park. Alamogordo is just 15 miles from White Sands National Monument one of New Mexico's natural wonders. Another must see is Oliver Lee State Park, south of town which was the site of historic battles between the US Army and the area Apache tribes. The New Mexico Space Museum and IMAX theater are also "Don't Miss" experiences. Each year Alamogordo hosts a Hot Air Balloon Festival and the community's Fourth of July celebration rates as tops in the region.
  • The New Mexico State Police Bomb Squad detonated a suspicious package found outside the southeast entrance of the Alamogordo Police Department's headquarters Monday, an APD spokesman said.
  • ALBUQUERQUE >> A network of old cast-iron pipes still carries drinking water to businesses and homes along historic Route 66 in the eastern New Mexico city of Tucumcari.
  • SANTA ANA PUEBLO >> The Alamogordo Daily News won several awards at the 2014-2015 New Mexico Press Association APME Better Newspaper contest Saturday night.
  • HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE >> The German Air Force kicked off their 19th annual Oktoberfest with their official tapping of the keg Saturday afternoon at Holloman Air Force Base.
  • White Sands Missile Range will conduct a series of short, intermittent roadblocks on U.S. Highway 70 starting Monday through Oct.