Actually, the World’s Largest Pistachio Nut outside of Alamogordo, New Mexico, was built late last year (we were mesmerized by its groovy colors) but it was only this past weekend that it was officially dedicated and blessed by a priest from nearby La Luz. A plaque at its base dedicates the nut to the late owner of McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch, who, according to the Alamogordo Daily News, was a big fan of roadside attractions.
The 30-foot-tall pistachio is perched end-up on a short pole anchored in nine feet of concrete, which prevents anyone from reclining on or riding the nut. However, nut hugging is still possible, and visitors will no doubt get creative with their pistachio shapshots as they have with other oversized attractions.
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