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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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I always have a wonderful time when I visit your establishment. the staff has immaculate customer... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Guillermo B
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El Paso, Texas
so much fun

Great samples of the pistachios they offer and such a fun site to see the large pistachio. Wine is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kelly f
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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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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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7320 US Highway 54/70, 37 Highway 82, Alamogordo, NM 88310
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Reviewed yesterday

I always have a wonderful time when I visit your establishment. the staff has immaculate customer service and the what I enjoy the most are your prices. keep up the great job

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great samples of the pistachios they offer and such a fun site to see the large pistachio. Wine is offered as well.

Thank kelly f
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting our farm. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Took a vocational ride around the farm. Learned a lot about wines and nuts. Tasted numerous flavors and brought some home.

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Thank DDB23
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting our farm. We enjoy making many unique pistachio flavors and candies. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and your experience at PistachioLand! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a coin toss between pistacholand and heart of desert. The world is cruel to have the best pistachio farms so close. Mcginns has a nice location on 84 coming back from cloudcroft. Is really convenient and has full selection. The main store has more...More

Thank KerrvilleGhost
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting our farm, and for ordering by mail! We appreciate your kind words about our service and products. We enjoy making our own products on site, our brittles chocolates, and cookies are made by hand daily and our wines are produced on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place obviously looks like a tourist trap, but they do a very decent business with pistachios. These are some of the best pistachios I've ever had, and I am a member of the frequent buyer club. They often have great deals with free shipping,...More

Thank redwolf87
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for being a loyal customer! We appreciate your business and that you enjoy our products. We do offer a free standard shipping discount for online orders through the end of 2017, and we have some terrific new gift packages too. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were back in the area and we had to stop by McGinn's to pick up some great pistachios and other goodies. They had recently remodeled the store and it looked great. If you love pistachios you have to stop by this wonderful place.

Thank MajorLSU
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for coming back to see us! We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that you enjoy our store remodel. We have also created some new pistachio flavors and candies too. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome. Not just the big nut outside for a photo op, but you can take a tour of the place. They have activities throughout the year, ICE CREAM and free samples always!!! A huge, beautiful gift shop with something for everyone. Great...More

Thank HappyCampers85
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting our farm. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We truly love to invent new and delicious products, that we create right here on site. This Christmas season we are also offering free standard shipping for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed. They sold their pistachios and there were samples to try but basically it's a large gift shop and rather pricey.More

Thank HarrisSurrey
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our family farm. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and visit to our Alamogordo community. We have many delectable goodies to sample inside our shop and they are made fresh by hand on site. Our large gift...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just loved this place!! Lots of good samples yummy!! The people were fun and full of knowledge!! Great wine also!!!

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Thank Bonnie S
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our family farm! We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience. We enjoy making fabulous wines and many other goodies. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

McGinn’s Pistachio Farm. Great tour for $2.00 & then you get a huge cookie at the end of the tour. Get to taste some fine wine. Also very generous with all their samples of pistachio’s & candy. Very friendly staff & very helpful. Bought some...More

Thank Sherry B
Tim M, Owner at McGinn's PistachioLand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our family farm! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour and our farm made products. We hope you have the chance to visit again, and if you want to replenish your pistachios, visit us online!

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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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redkat56
6 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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