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19 Of the Best Things to Do Near Holloman AFB (2021 Edition)
19 Of the Best Things to Do Near Holloman AFB19 Of the Best Things to Do Near Holloman AFB

19 Of the Best Things to Do Near Holloman AFB (2021 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Holloman AFB offers a number of recreational activities to enjoy during your time here: bowling, camping, crafting, flying, swimming, and more. Off base, there’s even more to explore. Read on to learn about 19 things to do at and near Holloman AFB.

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(1-2) Events
(3-4) Gyms
(5-6) Pools and Aquatic Centers
(7) Movies
(8) Bowling
(9) Arts and Crafts
(10) Recreational Flight Training Facility
(11-13) Outdoor Recreation
(14-15) Golfing
(16-18) Museums
(19) Nearby Attractions

Suggested Read: Holloman Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the following venues may be operating under limited hours of operation or closed due to base or local community restrictions. Check the venue’s website or call for current hours of operation and information on attendance guidelines and restrictions.

19 Things to Do Around Holloman AFB

Holloman AFB Events

1. Base Events and Programs

Holloman AFB offers the military community a number of special events and programs throughout the year. Events include holiday celebrations, contests, virtual events, and more. For a full list of upcoming events, visit the Holloman AFB Force Support Squadron website.

2. Community Activity Center

Building 325
722 Idaho Ave.
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-7476

The base’s Community Activity Center is a great place to hang out or host an event. The center has a laser tag arena, a ballroom, the Oasis Bar & Grill, and much more. The center hosts a number of special events, including trivia nights, laser tag, and more. And if you’re looking for things to do outside of base, check out the center’s Information, Tickets & Travel office. ITT offers special military discount tickets to many local attractions, as well as national favorites like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Whatever travel destinations you seek, ITT staff can help you plan your trips and make sure your vacation is a memorable one.

Holloman AFB Gym

Holloman AFB Gym

Holloman AFB provides an array of fitness and recreational activities. Programs include intramural sports, instructional classes, 24-hour gym access, personal training, and more. Visit the Holloman AFB Force Support Squadron website for more information.

3. Domenici Fitness & Sports Center

Building 588, West Connecticut Avenue
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-2529

The Domenici Fitness & Sports Center has a variety of workout equipment, an indoor pool, a parent-child area, an indoor playground, and more. Visit the center’s website for more information on exercise classes and other center amenities.

4. Fitness Annex

Building 520
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-2529

The base’s fitness annex hosts CrossFit classes. Visit the Holloman AFB Force Support Squadron website for more information.

Holloman AFB Pools and Aquatic Centers

5. Indoor Pool

Building 588, West Connecticut Avenue
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-2529

An indoor pool can be found at the base’s Domenici Fitness & Sports Center. The 25-meter pool is set up for lap swim and is not for recreational use.

6. Outdoor Aquatic Center

West Idaho Avenue
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-5369

The base’s Outdoor Aquatic Center is open seasonally. The center has an Olympic-size pool, water slides, low and high diving boards, a shaded baby pool, and a splash pad.

Holloman AFB Movie Theater

Holloman AFB Movie Theater

7. Base Theater

Building 783, West New Mexico Avenue
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-7476

The base theater hosts movies, performances, and more. Concessions are available. Drive-in movie events are also held in the parking lot of the base’s exchange. For more information on upcoming drive-in movies at the BX, visit the base’s Community Activity Center Facebook page.

Holloman AFB Bowling Alley

8. Strikers Bowling Center

Building 468
880 Idaho Ave.
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-7378

Strike up family-friendly fun at the Strikers Bowling Center on base. The center has bowling leagues, special events, and more. If you get hungry, grab a snack at the center’s Strikers Grill.

Holloman AFB Arts and Crafts

Holloman AFB Arts and Crafts

9. Holloman AFB Arts & Craft Center

Building 270
270 W. Second St.
​Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-3760

The base’s Arts & Crafts Center has everything you need to create your next work of art. The center has engraving, framing, embroidery, and ceramics services for personalized gifts and memorabilia. Visit the website for information on upcoming events, virtual classes, and activities.

Holloman AFB Flight Training Facility

10. Aero Club

Building 283, East Delaware Avenue
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-3752

The base’s Aero Club is a full-service recreational flight training facility. The club offers professional aviation courses and aircraft rentals.

Outdoor Rec Holloman AFB

Outdoor Rec Holloman AFB

11. Outdoor Rec Center

Building 234
661 Delaware Ave.
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-5369

Holloman AFB’s Outdoor Rec Center offers a variety of services, including FamCamp camping facilities, equipment rentals, trips and events, and more. Equipment rentals include camping equipment, skiing and snowboarding gear, sports equipment, party supplies, lawn and garden equipment, and other recreational gear. Visit the website for more information on outdoor adventures at Holloman AFB.

Alamogordo

12. Alamogordo Community Services Department

Phone: 1 (575) 439-4353

The Alamogordo Community Services Department website can help you find the perfect park, program, or activity in Alamogordo. The website has information on local parks, trails systems, recreational facilities, and special events.

13. White Sands National Park

19955 US-70
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 1 (575) 479-6124

White Sands National Park preserves a major portion of the world’s largest gypsum dune field. These 275 square miles of desert provide numerous recreational opportunities, including dune sledding, camping, hiking, and picnicking.

Holloman AFB Golf Course

Holloman AFB Golf Course

With the permanent closure of the base’s Apache Mesa Golf Course, Holloman AFB does not have a golf course. Check out these nearby courses.

Alamogordo

14. Desert Lakes Golf Course

2351 Hamilton Road
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 1 (575) 437-0290

Desert Lakes Golf Course is found at the base of the Sacramento Mountain range. The course’s front nine has a tree-lined layout, while the back nine embraces the New Mexico desert.

Cloudcroft

15. The Lodge Resort and Spa at Cloudcroft

601 Corona Place
Cloudcroft, NM 88317
Phone: 1 (575) 682-2098

The Lodge Resort and Spa at Cloudcroft features one of the oldest golf courses in North America. The course’s challenging terrain is 9,000 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest elevated courses as well. For more information on the course and the resort, visit the resort’s website.

Holloman AFB Museum

16. Heritage Park

First Street and Arizona Avenue
Holloman AFB, NM 88330

The base’s outdoor Heritage Park displays aircraft that help tell the story of Holloman AFB history.

Alamogordo

17. New Mexico Museum of Space History

3198 State Road 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 1 (575) 437-2840

The New Mexico Museum of Space History explores man’s quest for space. The museum features eight floors of exhibits, the International Space Hall of Fame, a theater and planetarium, and an air and space park. Visit the website for information on current exhibits and events.

18. Toy Train Depot

1991 White Sands Blvd.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 1 (575) 437-2855

The Toy Train Depot museum features large model trains and static displays. You can even take a train ride through Alameda Park!

Alameda Park Zoo, Alamogordo, NM

Nearby Attractions

Alamogordo

19. Alameda Park Zoo

1321 N. White Sands Blvd.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 1 (575) 439-4290

Alameda Park Zoo’s 12 acres are home to nearly 200 animals, an education center, a picnic area, a playground, and more.

Conclusion

Holloman AFB is full of fun opportunities, and the surrounding area offers even more things to do. Whether you want to make a splash at the pool, play a round of golf, or learn about historic aircraft, you’re sure to make plenty of new memories here.

 

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