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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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This was a great experience. Loved the tour even though 2 gentleman behind us were talking most of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CoffeeloverNm
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NM
rte 66 road trip

So many flavors to chose from, not only pistachios. Souvenirs from Rte. 66 and N.M. Ample parking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gordon W
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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” (131 reviews)
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“wine tasting” (96 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7320 US Highway 54/70, 37 Highway 82, Alamogordo, NM 88310
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+1 800-368-3081
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great experience. Loved the tour even though 2 gentleman behind us were talking most of the time and it was hard to hear. So many pistachios to choose from . Loved the red chile. Took pictures of the big pistachio.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

So many flavors to chose from, not only pistachios. Souvenirs from Rte. 66 and N.M. Ample parking, and very friendly staff.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We always try to go to the pistachio ranch when we are in Ruidoso. It’s a family favorite and we always take a picture in front of the giant pistachio!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't miss the GIANT pistachio while driving, you must stop. Walk into the huge gift shop they have with; a ice cream and cookie stand, wine tasting, and a large pistachio area where you can try different types of flavors of they're nut! Take...More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting our farm! We are so glad that you enjoyed our motorized farm tour, and we will share your feedback with James, the tour guide. We enjoy creating our wines, cookies and candies on site and we are happy to hear that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

fun stop with local gifts. try their homemade pistachio ice cream! so rich and creamy. they also sell delicious fudge along with all their assorted and flavored pistachio and other nuts.

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting our farm store. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our products. We enjoy making our delicious fudge, cookies and candies too. We hope you have the chance to visit again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't miss McGinn's because there is a statue of the world's largest pistachio out front. Inside you will find bags of all sizes of plain pistachios, lime pistachios, green chile pistachios, red chile pistachios, pistachio brittle and much more including honey, jams and jellies...More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting our family farm. The world's largest pistachio is a tribute to my father, the farm's founder. Inside, we enjoy creating so many of our own original candies and pistachio flavors. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed touring the farm; it was very interesting and informative plus the ice cream was delicious! Thank ya'll for a fun experience! These pistachios are some of the best I've eaten.More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback about your visit and are so glad they you enjoyed the experience. We love creating delicious pistachio treats, and if you run out, give us a call or order online. We hope you have the chance to come back and see...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed going to the Pistachio Land very much. The items in the store were excellent, and the experience of being there was very special. It was too early in the year for the grapevines or the trees to be in bloom. Therefore, a tour,...More

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and will share your kind review with our staff. We hope you have the chance to visit us again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time with our young kids and staff were wonderful with them. We were at the smaller general store but still just as great. We can’t wait to have more of the wine we tasted there and purchased as well. My fav was...More

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

Thank you for visiting our store. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We enjoy creating unique wines like the Outlaw Red. Certainly something that can not be found everywhere, plus we grow the grapes and make the wines. We hope...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my, where to start?!? Maybe I should just end with the 3 bottles of wine, 12 lbs of pistachios, 2 cookbooks, pistachio brittle, pistachio cookies we bought, and the pistachio ice cream I walked out the door enjoying! A pistachio lover's paradise! Employees were...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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