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McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch

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Address: 7320 U.S. Highway 54/70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
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+1 800-368-3081
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Mon 09:00 - 05:00
Fri 09:00 - 05:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 06:00
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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Stopped to Buy Pistachio's

Awesome shop with a tremendous amount of products for sale. Pistachios are great but the real reason we stopped was to get a photo of the worlds largest pistachio.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome shop with a tremendous amount of products for sale. Pistachios are great but the real reason we stopped was to get a photo of the worlds largest pistachio.

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting PistachioLand. We love to hear that people stop to take a photo of the World's Largest Pistachio. We have seen many unique photos from our visitors. The Big Pistachio has been featured in some tv shows, a movie and on the Today Show. We especially love the attention it gets because we built it in honor... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff, knowledgeable and helpful. The Pistachio Wine is awesome. I got me two bottles but wishing I had gotten more. Lots of variety! You get to taste all of the different items in the store so you know what you are getting. Next trip I will be trying the ice cream section.

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this review

Thank for visiting our farm store. We are happy to hear that you found some of our hand crafted products to enjoy. If you run out, we can ship more to you. Just contact us online at PistachioLand.com. On your next visit, grab that ice cream cone and take our farm tour...the pistachios and wine grapes are visible now and... More 

Central Arizona, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice gift store. Lots of pistachio nuts and candy, as well as other souvenir gift items. Free samples of many flavors of nuts. If you like pistachios, you must stop.

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We truly enjoy crafting our wines, pistachio candies and flavors here on the farm. We hope you can stop again and take our farm tour. It's a great way to see how we grow and produce the pistachios and wine grapes. More 

Maywood
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Taking a 200 mile side trip was worth getting your Pistachio wine. Service was helpful and very friendly.

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our farm. We are happy to hear that it was worth the extra drive and that you found our staff friendly. The Pistachio Wine is certainly unique and we enjoy creating the wines here on site. Look for some of our new products when you visit again. More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We often stop at McGinn's to re-stock our supply of tasty garlic pistachios. The main store on 70/54 bypass road at Alamogordo has an extensive array of hot sauces, salsas, and more. Their great nuts are the main reason we stop stop though. Atmosphere is very congenial. Nice folks at both stores (smaller store located along road to Cloudcroft does... More 

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to visit us again. We are happy to hear that you enjoy visiting our store and that you find the service friendly. We do offer a wide variety of gourmet food items as well as the pistachios and pistachio candies we make. The large store on Highway 54 is the farm store where we grow the... More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The clerk provided excellent customer service. She was very nice. I was wondering if the Chery wine would ever be available...

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our farm store. We appreciate the feedback about our staff. We make several wines during the harvest period each year, to include cherry, apple and pomegranate. The local cherries are harvested in the summer. We still have about a case of cherry wine at our Hwy 82 location from last year's harvest. Feel free to call... More 

Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always make it a point to visit McGinns on my annual visits to my sisters home in Alamogordo. I love the place! So scenic and pretty. I also love all the things one can buy- both edible and decorative.

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in to see us again! It is very scenic at this time of year...the pistachios are forming on the trees and the weather is sunny and comfortable. It is the perfect time to take our motorized farm tour around the orchards and vineyards. We are always inventing some new nut or wine product too, so look... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to stop if you've been driving for awhile. The staff is friendly, the bathrooms are clean, and there are many free samples including wine. There is also a place to get a scoop or two of ice cream. My husband and I pittered around the store and purchased various trinkets and t-shirts. A bag of... More 

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this review

The World's Largest Pistachio is certainly unique, and it will soon be on tv again...look for it in the early summer. We appreciate your feedback about our service, products, and store cleanliness. We will share it with the staff; they enjoy hearing that they are making your visit enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed this on our way to White Sands. Thankfully we passed it again on our way to Roswell :D . I got to sample the different flavor of pecans and settled on Chile Limon and the Chipotle as well to bring home to Texas . They have some cool souvenirs and an ice cream shop as well. Of course... More 

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our farm store. We are located close to White Sands National Monument and many visitors make a day trip from the Sands to our farm. We offer motorized farm tours several times a day, every day too. We are glad that you found some of our uniquely flavored pistachios and pecans to take with you. We... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We posed for a photo with the giant pistachio statue. Tours of the ranch were available. Lots of yummy free samples; we purchased many of varieties of flavored nuts for ourselves and friends. Many gift items available in gift shop. Enjoyable visit.

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Tim M, Owner at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our family farm. The World's Largest Pistachio was built in honor of the farm's founder, Thomas McGinn. We enjoy seeing the many pictures people have taken with the big pistachio and that people enjoy our farm made products. We hope to see you again! More 

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