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Car Rental in Alamogordo, New Mexico

The city of Alamogordo is a small desert community in New Mexico that boasts about being the friendliest place on Earth. The city’s history is intertwined with the space race and it also has a connection to the race to play Space Invaders. Alamogordo lies in the Tularosa basin and the area’s desert terrain made a perfect location for the Holloman Air Force Base, which resides nearby. The most famous resident in the history of the Alamogordo area was not even a man. It was a chimpanzee named Ham.

Before Alan Shepard and John Glenn became national heroes, a well trained chimp became a brief national sensation when on January 31, 1961 he broke through the Earth’s atmosphere in a rocket becoming the first chimpanzee in space. Ham was trained at Holloman Air Force Base, which his name is an acronym for. If you are visiting Alamogordo today, you won’t have to experience the g force of space travel but you might want to rent a car to experience the many activities and attractions in the Alamogordo area and can help you find the best prices on rental cars in Alamogordo.

If you are visiting Alamogordo you have to stop by the New Mexico Museum of Space and get a glimpse into the evolution of space travel. The exhibits are truly fascinating and there are many artifacts, such as the record-setting rocket sled that John P. Stapp rode. There’s also an IMAX theatre that puts the solar system even closer to you in brilliant fashion. In 1983, the home video game crazy began to crash and burn and Atari’s home version of Pac Man , as well as the E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, was such a disappoint to fans that Atari buried cartridges and consoles in a landfill in Alamogordo.

Alamogordo is located just sixty miles from Las Cruces, NM and a half hour drive from El Paso. Alamogordo is also the home of the Alameda Park Zoo, which is the oldest zoo in the southwestern part of the country. The zoo receives birds of prey that have been injured and heals them and there are many exhibits of exotic animals like lemurs, the Mexican Gray Wolf and the Hawaiian Goose. Located just a few miles away from Alamogordo, The White Sands National Monument preserves the 275 miles of desert. The beautiful gypsum sand dunes that are uniquely found in the Alamogordo area and it are definitely worth the drive, especially if you are not familiar with the wondrous desert environment.

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Other Places Near Alamogordo, New Mexico

Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport (ALM) (0 miles away) Ruidoso, NM (38.45 miles away)
White Sands, NM (44.10 miles away) Las Cruces, NM (55.84 miles away)
Las Cruces Airport (LRU) (55.84 miles away) El Paso, TX (72.92 miles away)
El Paso Airport (ELP) (75.99 miles away)

Rental Locations in Alamogordo, New Mexico

Holloman Afb/Hle

3500 Airport Road
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 5754431155

400 N White Sands Blvd

400 N White Sands Blvd
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 5754349010