TripBuzz found 23 things to do with kids in or near Alamogordo, New Mexico, including 10 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cloudcroft, Ruidoso and High Rolls Mountain Park.
From Alameda Park Zoo to White Sands National Monument, the Alamogordo area offers 23 different types of family activities, including: Parks, History Museums, National & State Parks and Gift Shops.
A short drive from Holloman Air Force Base, many military retirees choose to reside in Alamogordo. The city is further known for its role in the first atomic bomb explosion giving it historical significance. Bordering the Sacramento Mountains, the city is also home to Bonito Lake and the Lincoln National Forest.
Established in 1898, the Alameda park Zoo is known as the 'Oldest Zoo in the Southwest'. Because of its size, visitors can feel up close and personal with the 250 exotic and native animals on the 12-acre site.
A visit to White Sands National Monument is like being in the middle of a waterless expanse of pristine white sands. Visit the museum and spend an afternoon hiking and even sledding down the sandy dunes.
The Shroud Exhibit and Museum is a historical museum focused on the history and facts surrounding the Shroud of Turin. The museum features a full scale replica of the shroud as well as detailed scans and 3D imagery.
Visitors to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park have been known to call it a hiker's paradise. This park features interactive hiking trails with breathtaking mountain views, plentiful camp sites, and botanical garden.
A fitness and rec center, the Alamogordo Family Recreation Center offers a variety of amenities for guests. The facility features a swimming pool, weight and cardio areas, and a variety of fitness classes and other programs.
Washington Ave & Indian Wells Road, Alamogordo, NM 88310
A community park that features wooden structures with slides, climbing areas, and other amusements, Alamagordo's Kids Kingdom is designed for kids of all ages. The park also features picnic tables and facilities.
Depicting the local and colorful history of Alamogordo, the Tularosa Basin Historical Society is a collection of preserved artifacts, fascinating records, and entertaining history. The society attracts over 4,500 people every year with its 2,000 square feet of exhibit space.
Owned by the Allen theater chain, Alamogordo's Aviator 10 Theater is a movie multiplex that shows first-run movies with digital video and sound. The theater offers stadium seating, as well as bargains and matinees.