Introduction to Alamogordo, New Mexico
Alamogordo was founded in 1898. It the same year, the El Paso and Northwestern Railroad first entered the city. Alamogordo derived its name from the many cottonwood trees in the area. An atomic bomb was detonated at the Alamogordo Test Range on July 16, 1945. The city is the county seat of Otero County, which was established on January 30, 1899.
Alamogordo and nearby Attractions
- Lincoln National Forest
- Alameda Park Zoo
- Museum of Space History
- Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
- White Sands National Monument
- Tularosa Basin Historical Society Museum
Things To Do In Alamogordo
Alamogordo provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. One can visit America's National Park Ride Train Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Space History and the White Sands National Monument. The Alameda Park Zoo is also a popular local spot. Local celebrations include the Cottonwood Festival, the White Sands Film Festival and Hamfest. The Lincoln National Forest and the Oliver Lee Memorial State Park can be reached from Alamogordo within few minutes.
Sierra Blanca is the nearest airport.
Alamogordo Higher Education
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include the University of New Mexico and El Paso Community College.