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Address: 7320 U.S. Highway 54/70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone Number: +1 800-368-3081
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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PistachioLand- Pistachio Tree Ranch is owned and operated by the McGinn...

PistachioLand- Pistachio Tree Ranch 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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Great road side stop!

Extremely friendly staff and clean environment. You have to take pic in front of the giant pistachio!

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El Paso
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Extremely friendly staff and clean environment. You have to take pic in front of the giant pistachio!

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Baltic, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Front conter girl was very helpful and friendly. Her help made me buy more than expected by showing me new stuff that I didn't know about.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Your employee Irene was super friendly. The fish are fun to look at. Over all great friendly place. The pistachio ice cream is amazing. The gift shop is great the your tour is full of info.

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice surprise find. Friendly and optomistic service filled with local pride. I didnt even sample the wine nor the ice cream. Was sold on the nuts and the service alone.

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff. They have some super good pistachio chocolate pralines and Garlic Pistachios are out of sight. Fair prices, but of course Pistachios are very expensive anyway.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pistachio's were amazing! All of the samples we tried were great! My wife really enjoyed the wine tasting! Lastly, every single worker was approachable, nice and helpful!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time in Alamogordo we stopped for a "cheesy" picture next to the huge pistachio. When we walked into the store we were blown away! It's THE best tourist shop around. Oh, and it's a pistachio farm! The farm tour is a fun, informative ride. And you use your ticket to get a HUGE, yummy, fresh baked cookie at... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get surprised, take your family. In a 20 minutes tour you will get a lot of information with very friendly staff abou pistachios. Enjoy different flavors and have a wine taste.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was driving from Amarillo to El Paso and desperately needed to stretch my legs. Glad I stopped at the giant pistachio because I ended up spending a half an hour just wandering around the gift shop and bought $60 worth of pistachio treats. Staff was super friendly and the place was immaculate and full of unique stuff.

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Anthony TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stop at McGinn's when on a road trip to Ruidoso. We also bring our out of state guests as a day excursion.

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