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McGinn's PistachioLand

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7320 US Highway 54/70, 37 Highway 82, Alamogordo, NM 88310
+1 800-368-3081
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Informative and Interesting

Took the tour and it was interesting learned a few things and the sample nut bar was good, never... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
bibianaheath
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El Paso, Texas
Not just nuts

We stopped for some ice cream, and lucked into the final farm tour of the day. James our tour... read more

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Reviewed 3 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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“giant pistachio” (137 reviews)
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“wine tasting” (99 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7320 US Highway 54/70, 37 Highway 82, Alamogordo, NM 88310
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the tour and it was interesting learned a few things and the sample nut bar was good, never knew there was so many flavors to Pistachios and Pecans, would definitely recommend to my Friends and Family.More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting our family farm! We love to create all of those interesting and unique pistachio flavors. We produce our candies, nuts and wines on site. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and learned about how we grow pistachios...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped for some ice cream, and lucked into the final farm tour of the day. James our tour guide was knowledgeable and personable, and explained the growing cycle for both pistachios and the grapes used to make local wines. We learned something new, had...More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting PistachioLand! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our farm tour and found some delicious treats too. We will pass your review on to James. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is our favorite place to stop and get pistachios. We enjoy your samples and honestly everything you have to offer. The staff is great and friendly too.

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting us again! We are glad to hear that your experiences with us have been enjoyable. We will share your feedback with our staff too. See you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Always been crazy about pistachios, have been wanting to visit for about 4 years when my wife and I passed by after hours. Tour was great, the fill in guide was wonderful.

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are glad you were able to stop! We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you enjoyed our farm tour too.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Giant pistachio draws the tourists. Nice souvenir shop with a big variety of pistachio samples (many interesting flavors). Great big delish ice creams too!

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting our farm! We are glad you were able to enjoy our farm made pistachios and treats. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Love their wine (diablo yum but not for everyone) and snacks...Im not a snack person but who can resist a bag of chocolate chili pistachios? Next to perfection...perfection would be make them with extra dark chocolate. I do visit the smaller store on Cloudcroft highway....More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting our farm! We are glad you enjoyed the wine, which we make here, and the pistachio candies which we also craft here on the farm. And we do make the dark chocolate pistachios, but will look for the extra dark! We...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonder place to visit. bought many great gifts. Inside and out, property was clean beautiful. Great pictures of the grapes, and giant pistachios. Employees nice and helpful.

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our farm. We will share your feedback with our employees who love to hear that they provided great service and a clean store.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Will go again soon! Excellent family oriented! Lots of different pistachios!! All of them tasted good!!

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting our farm. We are glad to hear your family enjoyed PistachioLand. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Oh my gosh!! The pistachio ice cream...OH MY GOSH!! The Pomegranate wine!!! OH MY GOSH!!! Part of our family took the tour while the rest of us stayed back and looked at souvenirs and enjoyed the wine samples and ice cream....and of course the different...More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting our farm! We love to create delicious wines from our grapes, and local fruits as well. The pomegranate wine is excellent and unique. We also hand craft our candies and flavored pistachios here on the farm. We are so glad that...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

On way back to El Paso from Ruidoso stopped here for the absolute best Pistachio brittle in the world. The free samples of all their stuff and I LOVE the pistachio brittle (bought 10 bags to save and eat until I next return). Ambience is...More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It is the best brittle anywhere! We make it by hand, on site, and IT IS AWESOME! If you don't make it back before you run out, just call us or order from us online. We are so glad you enjoyed the giant pistachio and...More

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Frosted B
13 March 2018|
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Response from Tim M | Property representative |
Hello! The pistachios are visible on the trees during the summer, and we harvest in the fall. Our visitors are able to walk up to the trees and also see them on our motorized farm tour. Our tour guides can pick a couple... More
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LaceUp23
28 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
8 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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