Local Area Activities
In Alamogordo the New Mexico Museum of Space History chronicles the state's role in the US space program, and its planetarium offers a remarkable look at the stars. Train buffs won't want to miss Alamogordo's Toy Train Depot with scale model displays, railroad artifacts and rides on the narrow-gauge rail line. Just down the road beckon the brilliant dunes of the White Sands National Monument, where hiking trails, and roads lead through flour-white gypsum sands. Be sure to ask your hosts for a free loaner sand disk for sledding down the dunes! We are also just a short drive to scenic Cloudcroft where at 9000' the view is breath taking.
White Sands Balloon Invitational - September
Come see hot air balloons take off from beautiful White Sands National Park. Sit atop of the dunes for a great view or be down with the balloons and mingle with other balloonists. Don't forget to bring your camera.
Cottonwood Festival Labor Day Weekend
The Annual Cottonwood Festival takes place just blocks away at Alameda Park. Enjoy local vendors crafts, food and rides for the kids Labor Day Weekend.
Otero County Fair - August
Join us in August for the Otero County Fair. We are just blocks away from the parade, exhibits, livestock, rodeo and frontier village.
Trinity Site Tour
The world was forever changed on July 16, 1945 at the Trinity Test Site. It was here at the White Sands Missile Range that the first atomic bomb was detonated and brought a quick end to the Second World War in the Pacific. Today it is a national historical site that is open for visitors just one day per year. Visitors can see ground zero, the ranch house where the bomb was assembled and one of the instrument bunkers. For information about visiting the site go to www.wsmr.army.mil/PAO/Trinity.