Local Area Attractions Near Alamogordo / White Sands KOA
Our campground is centrally located to many great attractions and tourist towns. See below for more information.
White Sand National Park
Like No Place Else on Earth
Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Park preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here.
New Mexico Museum of Space History
The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a museum and planetarium complex in Alamogordo, New Mexico, dedicated to artifacts and displays related to space flight and the space age. It includes the International Space Hall of Fame. The Museum of Space History highlights the role that New Mexico has had in the U. S. space program, and is one of eight museums administered by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The museum has been accredited by American Alliance of Museums since 1993. The Museum is also a Smithsonian Affiliate.
Alameda Park Zoo
Alameda Park Zoo, located in Alamogordo, New Mexico, was founded in 1898 and claims to be the oldest zoo in the Southwest United States. It is one of three AZA-accredited zoos in New Mexico and participates in the Species Survival Plan for the Mexican Gray Wolf.
Heart of the Desert
Warmed by the bright sun in southern New Mexico, Heart of the Desert's award winning pistachios and wines are grown here at Eagle Ranch. This family farm is the site of New Mexico's oldest and largest producing pistachio groves.
The McGinn family grows the best selection of award winning pistachio nuts on our family's 111 acre farm. They also make fabulous wines from their vineyards.
We KNOW they're the best because we grow them, package them, make candy with them.....everything from the ground to the final packaged product and we guarantee you will find these Pistachios and Wines to be the best anywhere!
Oliver Lee State Park
Set against the dramatic Sacramento Mountains, this park features a historic ranch house, quiet camping in the Chihuahuan Desert, and the unique oasis of pools of water under the cottonwood trees of Dog Canyon. Enjoy a short walk on the Riparian Nature Trail or a challenging hike up the Dog Canyon Trail
Park Elevation 4,400 ft
Old Apple Barn
VISIT the OLD APPLE BARN
The Historic Old Apple Barn was built in 1941 in Mountain Park, New Mexico. The Cloud-Climbing Railroad stopped at the barn to load apples grown on the spring-fed orchards of this beautiful area.
Today you can take a walk back in time and experience a Vintage Emporium, Fudge Factory and Bistro. Enjoy the mountain view and mountain air on our seventy foot deck. Look for the big red flags along Highway 82.
There's plenty of parking.
Welcome to Cloudcroft, New Mexico! We are proud of our 110 year old, unique mountain community which combines the amenities of modern life with our heritage as a pioneer village. Cloudcroft, NM is the travel destination of thousands of visitors each year. In the summer, it is a wonderful place to get away from the heat and enjoy the delightful pleasures of the mountains. In the winter, you can explore the vast wonderland of cross-country skiing, snow mobiling, and ice skating. At any time of the year, Cloudcroft is truly “The Most Enchanting Part of the Land of Enchantment!”
The Nuclear Age was ushered in with the world's first atomic detonation at Trinity Site on July 16, 1945. Trinity Site is located on the northern end of Whites Sands Missile Range in central New Mexico. Trinity Site, now only mildly radioactive, is open to the public for twice a year, the first Saturday in April and the first Saturday in October.