Alamogordo Tourism

Alamogordo /ˌæləməˈɡɔːrdoʊ/ is the county seat and economic center of Otero County in south-central New Mexico, United States. A city in the Tularosa Basin of the Chihuahuan desert, it is bordered on the east by the Sacramento Mountains and to the west by White Sands National Monument. It is the city nearest to Holloman Air Force Base. The population was 30,403 as of the 2010 census. Alamogordo is known for its connection with the Trinity test, the first explosion of an atomic bomb, and also for the Atari video game burial of 1983. Humans have lived in the Alamogordo area for at least 11,000 years. The present settlement, established in 1898 to support the construction of the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad, is an early example of a planned community. The city was incorporated in 1912. Tourism became an important economic factor with the creation of White Sands National Monument in 1934. During the 1950-60s, Alamogordo was an unofficial center for research on pilot safety and the developing United States' space program. Alamogordo is a charter city with a council-manager form of government. City government provides a large number of recreational and leisure facilities for its citizens, including a large park in the center of the city, many smaller parks scattered through the city, a golf course, Alameda Park Zoo, a network of walking paths, Alamogordo Public Library, and a senior citizens' center. Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center is a nonprofit shared military/civilian facility that is also the hospital for Holloman.


The city of Alamogordo has a past that dates back to 11,000 years. It is particularly known for its leisure and fun activities and greenery that can be witnessed throughout the city. There are myriad parks (both big and small) along with a golf course, a network of walking paths and a senior citizens' centre. People visiting with family must definitely check out its Alameda Park Zoo which is home to a large number of animals and unique species. There are also museums like New Mexico Museum of Space History, The Toy Train Depot, Tularosa Basin Historical Museum and Shroud Exhibit and Museum too for those who are interested in arts and history. The world famous Oktoberfest has also held here in ever September which is one of the most popular events in the country. Quiet and plentiful, Alamogordo leave lovely opportunities to get away from it all and indulge!