The Area

Alamogordo is the main area that AFLESR is based in and is filled with a variety of hiking, museums, national and state parks and monuments, fairs, rodeos, hunting, professional sports teams, shopping, festivals and much more family-friendly and outdoor entertainment opportunities. By expanding to the mountains with a Ruidoso clinic and to the city with a Las Cruces clinic, the variety of nearby activities only grow.
 
The City of Alamogordo has lots to do for children as well, such as swimming lessons at the recreation center, year-round pee-wee to teenage sports, story time at the library, free zoo activities like movie nights, Zoo Boo, and festivals. Alameda park has a full-functioning mini train with a station for children to ride, a large playground and spacious grass area to hold barbecues and parties. There are annual hot air balloon festivals at White Sands National Monument every year and all over the state. The National Space History Museum is located in town where Ham, the first Chimpanzee into space, is buried. Participate in marathons, most notably the Bataan Death March Marathon in honor of those who were captured in WWII. There is the Flickenger Center for Performing Arts where local and traveling groups perform musicals, ballets, plays, bands nights, beauty pageants and acts. Many of the performances are kid-friendly and some where the children can participate in directly. There is also the Rohovek Theater where the local community college of NMSU has annual children’s theater.
 
The Trinity Site, Lincoln Township where the Lincoln Wars took place and Billy the Kid lived, Smokey the Bear Museum, Three Rivers Petroglyphs, White Sands National Monument, Lincoln National Forest and Oliver Lee State Park are all in the area and within a 2 hour drive from Alamogordo. For a little longer drive, there are many more interesting and ancient things to explore such as Carlsbad Caverns, Albuquerque Bioparks, Red River, Roswell Alien Museum, white water rafting in Taos, and Salinas Pueblo Mission National Park.
 
City of Alamogordo Website

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