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New Mexico is the kind of place that really makes America's vast range of natural landscapes obvious and the White Sands National Monument is arguably one of the most amazing features in a state that does not lack natural beauty. As the world's largest gypsum dune, White Sands National Monument covers more than 140,000 acres. As the name indicates, pure white sandy dunes are the hallmark of this protected area. The cultural influence of this amazing natural landscape can be easily felt in Alamogordo. Any time you see the words "White Sands" attached to a business, building, or street name, you will understand the local affection for this incredible natural wonder.
The Flickinger Center
If you are more of a theater buff than an athlete, never fear. There is a lot that will appeal to you in Alamogordo, including the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts. This theater space hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year for locals to enjoy, including music concerts, plays, dance performances, comedy, and more. The Flickinger Center for Performing Arts is also available to rent, so if you want to hold a meeting or other special event like a wedding in Alamogordo, you can consider this space an option.
Reflecting its Western roots, official settlement here in Alamogordo began relatively late compared to the rest of the United States. While the city was officially incorporated in 1912, its roots can be traced back to railroad construction days in the late 1800s. However, humans have inhabited this part of the world for thousands of years, including human cultures that predate the native Apache people who lived here when Europeans made first contact. These first European settlers were Spanish explorers who arrived in the area around 1530, and they stayed here for a while, building a church in the 1700s.