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Alamogordo, New Mexico

Snowbirds can enjoy the good life in Alamogordo! It is the home of the friendliest, happiest folks that eagerly reachs out to newcomers of all ages. 70 degree average annual temperature; the ability to ski in the mountains on the winter mornings and play golf that afternoon, natural beauty all around; small town atmosphere, conveniences of a larger one.

Alamogordo is located in southern New Mexico, approximately 80 miles northeast of El Paso, 70 miles east of Las Cruces, and 230 miles southeast of Albuquerque. The city is located between the White Sands National Monument and the base of the Sacramento Mountains.

A half hour spectacular drive winds upward from town through four of North America's six life zones. At the summit mountain meadows are blanketed with wildflowers in the late summer, and skiing is available in the winter.

An F-22 Raptor arrives Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.

Just west of town lies Holloman Air Force Base, the area's largest employer. The Space Center is an outstanding museum depicting the history of space flight, with many revolving and permanent exhibits inside and outside. The Planetarium is part of the Space Center, with daily IMAX shows.

Alamogordo has the oldest zoo in the Southwest and one of the oldest in the nation, small but beautiful. Emphasis is on fauna of southwest. The Historical Society Museum has an interesting collection of artifacts and local photographs. White Sands National Monument has the world's largest deposit of gypsum with huge dunes to slide down or to explore.

Many people visit the Mescalero Apache Reservation, home to the Mescalero Apaches. The area includes a Cultural Center and be sure to visit St. Joseph's Mission Cathedral.

Three Rivers Petroglyphs, Native art on stone from the 900AD to 1200 AD period is nearby. The Three Rivers Petroglyph site reveals the carvings of over 21,000 petroglyphs created by the Jornada Mogollon people between 900 and 1400 AD. The sheer number of glyphs along the Tularosa Basin’s basaltic ridge makes this site one of the largest and most profound in the Southwest.

Railroad water tower in Alamogordo, New Mexico, looking west down Tenth Street. The tower is in the median just west of White Sands Boulevard.
Alamogordo has a small town flavor that snowbirds enjoy. The Senior Center is very active and housed in a lovely building. When your in town you should check it out.
Toy Train Depot
Alamo Senior Center
Alameda Park Zoo
Holloman Air Force Base
White Sands Missile Range
New Mexico Museum of Space History
Oliver Lee State Park
White Sands National Monument
Sunspot National Solar Observatory

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