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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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Unexpected Delight

We chanced upon this place on the way to Tucson. Who knew that pistachios are grown in New Mexico... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DAVID W
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Gladewater, Texas
Fun place to visit

Stopped here by accident but so glad we did. Lots to see here. Pistachio bar with all you want... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
DellaJoy
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Trinidad, Colorado
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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” (129 reviews)
“free samples” (70 reviews)
“wine tasting” (92 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 3 days ago

We chanced upon this place on the way to Tucson. Who knew that pistachios are grown in New Mexico? McGinns is filled with a variety of nuts,candies,sauces,gifts,shirts, etc. Folks are friendly and helpful. A fun place to stop and shop. It was so good we...More

Thank DAVID W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped here by accident but so glad we did. Lots to see here. Pistachio bar with all you want samples of their different flavored pistachios & pecans. So many choices too! We then did some wine tasting & purchased 2 bottles. They carry a lot...More

Thank DellaJoy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Giant Pistachio is worth the photo stop alone and if you love the nuts the store is loaded with items you will want to try.

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way from Ruidoso to White Sands when we came across the World’s Largest Pistachio. There was no way we could pass up this photo op! I practically got whiplash as my son-in-law slammed on the brakes. And the Country Store is...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopping in Alamogordo on a road trip from El Paso to San Diego, we enjoyed the spectacular White Sands and a fascinating short visit and hike at Oliver Lee State Park. But what else to do? Up popped PistachioLand, and we had a great time....More

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1  Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there on Dec.18th, 2017, staff was friendly, helpful and kid friendly, handicap assessable. Plenty of samples before one determines what to buy. Pistachios are fresh, variety of flavors, salted, unsalted, lightly salted, green or red Chile, etc. Love their pistachio brittle, many souvenir's at...More

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1  Thank IDR2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After years of shopping the "other" pistachio store (I am not complaining about it) my friend and I, heading down to Alamogordo from Ruidoso, decided to stop at McGinn's. First impression - WOW!! There were wonderful displays and the greatest part was being able to...More

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2  Thank Suzanne K
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This place is a true gem, it has free samples of pistachio in dif flavors.. Enjoyed the ranch flavor. Also you can buy souvenirs at cheap prices. And finally you can take home a picture with the largest pistachio in the world.More

Thank Mabell C
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for visiting our family farm. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our farm made treats and the shopping inside of our gift store. The World's Largest Pistachio has been part of movies and tv shows, and was built in honor of...More

Reviewed 8 December 2017

This was much better than expected - the vast array of option for pistachios (& other nuts & jellies, etc.) was amazing. (Of course I liked the plain old roasted, salted ones best). It was great to get some relatively inexpensive, locally grown pistachios to...More

1  Thank itisjustus
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This place has a huge assortment of flavored pistachios. There is a pistachio flavor for every taste bud, including just plain old pistachio in the shell. And don't forget to try the assortment of pistachio brittle. There are free samples galore, so you know which...More

1  Thank Buffer2014
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for visiting our farm. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. We truly enjoy making our farm made candies and wines, and the free samples are a great way to try all the goodies we make. If you are able...More

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LaceUp23
29 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
9 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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redkat56
7 July 2015|
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Response from Tim M | Property representative |
We sell 3 year old grafted pistachio trees at the beginning of February each year. Early spring is the best time to plant the trees. You will need a male and female tree to produce pistachios within 5 years of planting... More
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