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Set in the Tularosa Basin and bordered on the east by the Sacramento Mountains, Alamogordo has been inhabited for over 11,000 years. The present settlement was established in 1898 to support the construction of the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad. Today Alamogordo has become an inspiration to Hollywood stars, film makers, and romantics alike, offering miles and miles of pristine white sands, and light years of space exploration, in this galaxy and beyond.
Come take a romantic voyage together at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, where you'll find the moon rock that Apollo astronaut and New Mexico native, Harrison H. Schmitt collected in 1972. Then take in an out-of-this world cinematic experience at the IMAX Theater. See the wildlife at New Mexico's oldest zoo, Alameda Zoo, and then take a train ride through Alameda Park. Find your game on the fairways of Desert Lakes Golf Course, visit nearby Oliver Lee State Park at the base of the Sacramento Mountains, and experience the natural wonders of White Sands National Monument where you'll fall in love the moment your bare feet touch the white sand. On the Road to Romance exciting events, clear skies, and good weather can be found at Alamogordo, New Mexico year-round.