When I first checked what to see in Alamogordo, New Mexico, the World’s Largest Pistachio at McGinn’s Farm came out. As a pistachio lover, of course, I had to make a stop here.
This World’s Largest Pistachio monument stands 30-foot tall by the entrance of McGinn’s pistachio orchard. Surely it could easily see from the highway.
When we arrived there, the first thing we did was taking pictures by the monument. Then we went inside the gift shop and enjoyed all kind of free samples of pistachio. They’re delicious and we bought 2 bags of chocolate-covered pistachio and cookies for snacks on the road. They also offered tour the orchard but we didn’t have time to do it.
The McGinn family started the orchard in 1980. Then the son built the monument as a memorial for the founder, Thomas McGinn, in 2008. They also grew grapes and operate their own winery where you could try the wine samples, too. As always, you can order their pistachio products online. Just go to their website, pick what you like, and place your order.
Address: 7320 Highway 54-70, Alamogordo, NM 88310.
Visited: June 2014.
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