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.
Just a month-and-a-half before Capt. Joseph Kittinger rode aboard a balloon-lifted gondola to the edge of space, Air Force personnel tested parachutes designed to preserve the lives of pilots as well as balloonists.
By Bev Eckman-OnyskowFor the Daily NewsEarth Day is set for Saturday at the Alameda Park Zoo. This year, the poster girl is 15-year-old Shannon Heinz, who won the Earth Day poster contest with her "See / Save / Love" poster.