Alamogordo, the county seat of Otero, is located in the Tularosa Basin of the Chihuahuan Desert in southern New Mexico.
Alamogordo was founded in 1898 when the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad came to the area. It was designed as a company town to persist after construction of the railway, for which Alamogordo supplied timber for the railroad ties.
With the establishment of the White Sands National Monument in 1934, Alamogordo’s economy became more reliant on tourism until the Alamogordo Army Air Field (present-day Holloman Air Force Base) was constructed in 1942.
While the White Sands National Monument is still one of the largest attraction in the Alamogordo, the Air Force Base on the city’s western flank also has a significant presence.
When visiting the area, you will see how space oriented the area is. Some things to do in Alamogordo including the following:EXPLORE!