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.
Ron Bukowski, of Ron's Floor Coverings, removes flooring from the front lobby of the Alamogordo Police Department on Monday. He was at the department installing new tile flooring. Lt. Tracy Corbett said the flooring in the lobby hasn't been changed in about 20 years.
Tularosa native Henry Herrera was 11-years-old and helping his father fill the radiator in the family truck one Monday morning in 1945 when he heard a thunderous boom and flash of reddish, fiery light.