Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut… A Pistachio Nut
Do you feel nutty today? Well, do ya? Take a little side trip to Alamogordo via US-70 to see “The World’s Largest Pistachio.” The sculpture of the world’s biggest nut resides at McGinn’s PistachioLand along US 54 and it’s only 67 miles away. Reserve your stay at Hacienda RV Resort and experience the healthful, tasty bliss of locally-grown, fresh pistachio nuts.
Pistachio Nut News
Pistachios grow in big clusters, like grapes! As the nuts ripen, they change from hard and green to creamy yellow. When ripe, the shells open by themselves with a cracking sound. The Persians call the pistachio “the smiling nut” because the split shell resembles a smile. The Chinese call it “the happy nut.” Here’s what else will make you smile… McGinn’s PistachioLand has all kinds of great pistachio nut stuff…
- Pistachio trees – take one home and plant it in your yard
- Pistachio Delight Wine!
- Pistachio candies
- Pistachio ice cream
- Pistachio spice blends
The high desert climate of Alamogordo is perfect for growing pistachio nuts and wine grapes. Take a tour of the orchard and vineyard, sample ice cream & wine, and take a selfie with “The World’s Largest Pistachio.” Pet-friendly tours happen every hour on the hour and are only $3. Kids 5 and under get in free. Motorized farm tours are available too. Need more info? Call McGinn’s PistachioLand at (800) 368-3081.
Movies and Pistachio Nuts
Bring a big bag of McGinn’s pistachio nuts back to your cozy campsite at Hacienda RV Resort and watch your favorite films on the internet. Nuts are a great snack while watching movies and we have free Wifi. With our large dog park, deluxe hot-tub, gift shop, and stunning views of the Organ Mountains, it’s easy to see why Hacienda RV Resort is always busy.