Great Sand Dunes National Park | The San Louis Valley’s crowning pride and joy, the Sand Dunes are at the eastern edge of the valley and offer camping, hiking, and occasionally, water to play in. Admission: $25 per vehicle
45 minutes northeast of Alamosa. Nead north on Hwy 17. Turn right just north of Mosca
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool | hot springs fed, multiple pools, family friendly, adults-only area with bar.
Hooper, CO – 30 minutes north of Alamosa on Hwy 17
Colorado Gators Reptile Park | Hold a little alligator! Home to Mr. Bo Mangles the Albino Alligator, see many different types of reptiles here. Admission: Children ages 5 and under: Free ,Children ages 6 – 15: $10.00, Adults ages 16 – 64: $20.00, Seniors ages 65 – 79: $10.00, Seniors ages 80 and over: FREE
25 minutes north of Alamosa on Hwy 17 near Mosca
UFO Watchtower | Learn about the San Louis Valley’s many UFO sightings and spend some time on the balcony to try and catch a glimpse of otherworldly beings! Admission: $2 per person or $5 per car
Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge | View avocets, killdeer, white-faced ibis, herons and other wildlife at this flatland home for migrating birds and local species. Admission: Free
Woody’s Q Shack | Award winning competition BBQ team home restaurant
Purple Pig Pizzeria | Long time restaurant and bar. Wood fired pizza.
San Luis Valley Brewing Co | Full service brewpub
Square Peg Brewerks | Tap room and brewery. OK to bring food in.
Nino’s | Excellent sit down mexican restaurant
Cavillo’s | favorite for families Mexican buffet.
Ruby Slipper | Immense hamburger selection.
Campus Cafe | popular breakfast diner (near Safeway)
Locavores | specializing in locally sourced foods (near City Market)
Fast Food nearby
McDonald’s | Alamosa, CO | Located right on the highway on the way to the launch site, a great place for a quick bite.
Burger King | Alamosa, CO | In a similar location to McDonald’s, it serves as a convenient stop for a quick bite.
Little Caesars | Alamosa, CO | Near a busy intersection in town, this quick and easy pizza joint is as simple as it gets.
Taco Bell & Long John Silvers | Just off the main highway heading out of town, this place offers two brands of fast food goodness!
Dairy Queen | Monte Vista, CO | A short 15 minutes north of the launch site, this is a great choice for lunch or a post-launch snack.
Subway | Monte Vista, CO | This sandwich shop’s prime location along the highway makes it a prime spot for lunch or even dinner.
Pizza Hut | Monte Vista, CO | Located near the edge of town, serves as a sit down or carry out restaurant.
Big Valley Hobby Town | Alamosa, CO | Our local hobby shop, family owned and operated. It will serve as a one-stop shop for any last-minute rocketry needs as well as a workspace with electricity.
City Market | Alamosa, CO | One stop shop for grocery needs with an attached gas station with discounts for City Market/King Soopers customer.
Walgreens | Alamosa, CO | This Walgreens serves as the only one for hours in all directions.
Safeway | Monte Vista, CO | Located about 15 minutes from the launch site, this is a great place to go for meal supplies.
Monte Vista Co-Op | Monte Vista, CO | Farm supply store that carries assorted hardware, paint, and tools.
Walmart | Alamosa, CO | Located at the west side of Alamosa, it is easily accessed without travelling through town.