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McGinn's PistachioLand

#1 of 2 Food & Drink in Alamogordo Features Animals
7320 US Highway 54/70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
+1 800-368-3081
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Huge selection of specialty items

If you're looking for strange, different, but delicious treats then McGinn's should be on your list... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
afcombatwxman2002
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Abilene, Texas
Great Stop!

So glad we stopped by here on our road trip. The world's largest pistachio: definitely a cool pit... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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PistachioLand- Home of the World's Largest Pistachio, Pistachio Tree Ranch & Arena Blanca Winery -is owned and operated by the McGinn Family and is home to 12,300 trees and 6,000 wine producing grapevines. The original trees were planted in 1980 and the first nuts were harvested in 1984. Today, Pistachio Tree Ranch is a fully integrated farm where the McGinn Family grows pistachios, makes pistachio candy and packages pistachio products sold on their farm and around the United States. Arena Blanca Winery features the McGinn Family's wines produced on the farm from grapes grown in their vineyard. The World's Largest Pistachio monument was finished in 2008 and was built as a tribute to Tom McGinn, whose vision was to grow pistachios in the New Mexico desert. It stands 30 feet tall and has been featured in New Mexico Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and Parade Magazine. It was filmed in 2010 in the movie, "This Must Be The Place," and on the History Channel's "Only in America" with Larry the Cable Guy in December 2012. Named a New Mexico Treasure by the NM Cabinet Secretary of Tourism, June 2014, on New Mexico Television episode 3. Visit the farm and winery year around, open daily. Motorized Farm Tours Daily. Call ahead for groups larger than 6 people. Weather permitting.
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“free samples” (62 reviews)
“wine tasting” (89 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7320 US Highway 54/70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're looking for strange, different, but delicious treats then McGinn's should be on your list of places to go in Alamagordo.

Thank afcombatwxman2002
Reviewed 2 days ago

So glad we stopped by here on our road trip. The world's largest pistachio: definitely a cool pit stop. The store and its wares are also a wonderful treat. The different flavors of pistachio are funky. The dill pickle was my absolute favorite. Green chili...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just north of Alamagordo, NM is McGinn's Pistachio farm. There is a tour you can take in a golf cart that costs $3 for the ticket that is good for a free cookie or ice cream on your return to the wine shop/snack bar/gift shop....More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting our farm. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. The tour is a great way to learn about our family farming history as well as how pistachios and wine grapes grow in the desert! We not...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came across this stop while driving and loved it! Take a picture with the worlds largest pistachio and taste the many samples! The trees are cool, the ice cream delicious, bathrooms clean, and the stop well worth the time.More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting our farm. We are glad to hear that you found your visit enjoyable. The World's Largest Pistachio is a local landmark and has been featured in tv shows and movies. The big nut was built to honor of father, the farm's...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family & I were on our way to Roswell, New Mexico, & we decided to stop at McGinn's PistachioLand. We had a wonderful time tasting all the samplings & seeing what they had in the store to purchase. Would like to schedule a tour...More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting our family farm! Definitely take the motorized farm tour when you visit again. It is a great way to see the farming side of our business outside of our country store retail shop. We have scheduled tours seven times every day...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

So many flavors of pistachios to choose from! Also pickled items, jellies, salsas & many other tasty items (great for gifts) & a few novelties like alien socks.. Also Blue Bell Ice Cream for a delicious snack!

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our family farm. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the many delicious flavored pistachios we make on site and our variety of gourmet foods and gifts. We hope you have the chance to visit again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

They had a lot of cool antiques in their yard, and a working vineyard to look at. My husband got fudge and and ice cream cone. I got some spicy pistachio brittle. They have free samples of all their candies...YUM! Bring your ID in from...More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! We enjoy crafting delicious pistachios, candies and wines on our farm. We will share your feedback with our staff, who likes to hear that they helped make your visit memorable. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It has everything - gifts, food, ice cream shop, etc.! The employees were friendly and happy we were there to shop! There were several associates cleaning and organizing also!

Thank RuthSnyder
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our family farm and store! We are glad to hear that our staff made your experience enjoyable. We hope you have the chance to come back and see us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like Pistachio's & Wine you must stop and check out this gem of a place. Also don't forget to get your photo taken next to the giant Pistachio...sample all the pistachio flavors and purchase the ones you like the best. Also sample wine...More

Thank MidnightRose43
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming back to see us! We are happy to hear that you enjoy our delicious, farm made goodies. We appreciate the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love it just the way it is , my hole family stop every chance we get going on are to Phoenix Az. from Roswell and back . Great place good people 10 ⛧

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us again! We appreciate your review and are happy to hear you enjoy our family farm. We look forward to seeing you again!

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LaceUp23
29 January 2017|
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Response from Clarissa M | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, you can do both. Our tour lasts about 30 minutes. You can expect to spend an hour to an hour and 1/2 at our location. White Sands is a 30 minute drive west of us. I suggest the morning with us and then drive to... More
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Heather H
9 January 2017|
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Response from Tim M | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your interest in our farm tours. Although we provide the tour all year, 7 days a week, the best time to see the pistachios growing on the trees is from May-October. The wine grapes are on the vines too... More
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redkat56
7 July 2015|
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Response from Tim M | Property representative |
We sell 3 year old grafted pistachio trees at the beginning of February each year. Early spring is the best time to plant the trees. You will need a male and female tree to produce pistachios within 5 years of planting... More
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