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.
  • TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES >> The Upper Rio Grande Basin, which stretches from southern Colorado to Hudspeth County in Texas, has been gripped by drought for most of the past decade, forcing cities and farmers to pump water from the ground quickly.
  • ELEPHANT BUTTE >> The reservoir here may be a mere puddle in terms of irrigation storage, but there's plenty of water for its other use — recreation.
  • Mescalero artist Raul Davis was awarded funds from the Emerging Native American Artist grant.Davis was featured in the October issue of the Native Hoop magazine and in Native People in August.
  • Department of Veterans Services closed on Dec. 18 and will remain closed until after New Years, Jan. 2, 2015.
  • For five years running, V-Day Otero County has partnered with New Mexico State University — Alamogordo and the V-Day global activist movement to present benefit productions in an effort to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women and girls.