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Not Many People Know The World’s Largest Pistachio Sculpture is Right Here in New Mexico




In honor of his lifelong dedication to cultivating his pistachio farm, also known as PistachioLand, Alamogordo’s nut merchant Tom McGinn is commemorated by a roadside spectacle that beckons tourists nationwide.


Reaching a towering 30 feet, The World’s Largest Pistachio is a concrete marvel, meticulously crafted with over five yards of concrete and 35 gallons of paint to bestow upon the colossal green nut an uncanny realism. Positioned strategically, much like other oversized attractions lining highways globally, this pistachio serves as an enticing beacon, guiding travelers to explore the wonders within McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch and Winery Gift Shop. Amidst a trove of exotic pistachio-infused offerings, from chili-chocolate pistachio brittle to handcrafted pistachio milkshakes, the priceless allure remains capturing a “nutty” photograph beneath the colossal snack.

What else can you find at PistachioLand?

PistachioLand also offers open air tours! Come on out and take our open-air tour ride around the pistachio orchard and vineyard. Learn all about our family farming history and how we grow, harvest and produce delicious pistachios and wines. Tour duration is an average of 30 minutes. We run our tours from 10 am to 4 pm everyday. Tours are $3 per person. Children 5 years old and under are Free. Advance reservations 24 hrs or more are available on our web site. Walk-in sign ups are first-come, first-served inside our 7320 Hwy 54 location.

Free wine tasting!

The McGinn Family farms 14 acres of wine grapes to the west of our country store. There is a beautiful view from our vineyard of the west mountains and White Sands – hence we named our winery: Arena Blanca (White Sands). The majority of the grapes we grow are Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, and Merlot. We make our own wines on site as well. Some of our best sellers include Pistachio Delight, Alamogordo Red, White Sands, Pomegranate (made from the fruit) and La Luz Red.

Where to see it

Address: 7320 US Highway 54-70, Alamogordo, New Mexico, 88310


Currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and Pomeranian, Mochi. Leo is a lover of all things travel related outside and inside the United States. Leo has been to every continent and continues to push to reach his goals of visiting every country someday. Learn more about Leo on MuckRack.

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