PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio – Alamogordo, New Mexico - Gastro Obscura

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PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut. 


After a lifetime building his New Mexico pistachio farm, also known as PistachioLand, Alamogordo nut salesman Tom McGinn was memorialized with a roadside advertisement that now draws tourists from all over the country.

The World’s Largest Pistachio stands 30-feet tall and was constructed using over five yards of concrete and 35 gallons of paint to give the enormous green cashew a strangely real look. Like many over-sized items littering the world’s highways, the pistachio is there mainly to lure motorists into the McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch and Winery Gift Shop.

Unsurprisingly, there are a number of exotic, pistachio based products for sale like chili-chocolate pistachio brittle and homemade pistachio milkshakes– although nothing is a priceless as taking a “nutty” photo under the giant snack.