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McGinn’s Pistachioland

70, 7320 US-54, New Mexico 88310 USA

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The World's Largest Pistachio was built in honor of PistachioLand's founder, Thomas McGinn. After his passing in 2008, his son, Timothy McGinn erected this 30 foot sculpture in memory of his father. Tim wanted everyone who passed by PistachioLand to take note of what his dad created, a 111 acre pistachio orchard and vineyard, started from bare desert land in 1980. From the first trees planted to today, PistachioLand now is home to over 12,000 pistachio trees and 14 acres of wine grapes, McGinn's Country Store and Arena Blanca Winery. The World's Largest Pistachio is visited by people from all over the world and you can see many interesting and funny pictures about it online, in magazine articles and even on t.v.. Some of them include: "This Must Be The Place" (2011 starring Sean Penn and Frances McDormand), Larry the Cable Guy "Only In America" 2012 Episode "Lost in Space" on the History Channel, and most recently in 2017: "Ride with Norman Reedus" on AMC, Episode 4. The NM Secretary of Tourism named the big nut a NM True Treasure and it is considered by some to be an Alamogordo NM landmark and most visited tourist destination, after White Sands National Monument.

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Reviewed by
Ali

  • 20 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
October 05, 2021
Rated 5.0

Is it a little touristy? Sure. But I loved this. You get a fun photo opp with the "World's Largest Pistachio" and a shop filled with pistachio treats (amongst plenty other goodies). I did the 30 minute tour of the farm and would recommend it! Super interesting to hear more about the farm and it was inexpensive (under $10). Overall, fun stop. Plus it is 20 minutes from White Sands NP so it was a great post-hike stop for me.

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Bill & Laurie Sherman

  • 9 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
February 12, 2023
Rated 5.0

You get a fun photo opp with the "World's Largest Pistachio" and a shop filled with pistachio treats (amongst plenty other goodies). We did the 30 minute tour of the farm and would recommend it! Super interesting to hear more about the farm and it was inexpensive (under $10). Overall, fun stop. Plus it is 20 minutes from White Sands NP so it was a great post-hike stop for me.

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BethanyRenea

  • 35 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
May 02, 2022
Rated 4.0

Neat little spot! The gift shop smells phenomenal. It was too cold for us (February) to want to do the orchard tour but looked really intriguing. There is about anything you could want to buy in the shop! Definitely stop if you're in the area.

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McGinn’s Pistachioland

70, 7320 US-54
New Mexico
88310 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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