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White Sands National Monument

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Address: 19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone Number: (575) 479-6124
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Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting...
Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting a museum and sledding down the huge dunes.
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I have never been any place like this

You just would not believe the piles of white sand and kids sledding down the hills. It looks like snow but feels like sand. Be sure you wear sunscreen and bring water because... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Centennial, Colorado
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Centennial, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You just would not believe the piles of white sand and kids sledding down the hills. It looks like snow but feels like sand. Be sure you wear sunscreen and bring water because once you go into the park, you are on your own. I really liked the extra long boardwalk to see the natural areas that are completely preserved... More 

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Littleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped at the visitor's center, and watched the 17 minute video. Very nice photography there. Well worth the time there. We then went on the dune road. For the first four miles, there is not stopping. But after that, it is fair game. Lots of places to park, and picnic, good shelters, and lots of rest rooms too. We... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Alas, it's not as good for sledding as snow, but heck, it works - and we don't see much snow so I'll take what sledding I can get! The dunes are gorgeous - soft white sand everywhere you look. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Here is the place to play whether you are an adult or still a child or somewhere in between. The brilliant white gypsum sand is sooo soft and welcoming, you could spend hours walking around here and not get sick of the view. There are dispersed primitive camping sites with views that will knock your socks off! Take a couple... More 

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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Gypsum sand is not something you see everywhere, even in NM, so this is worth a visit. The plant life is interesting as one can see how nature has developed survival mechanisms in this harsh environment. We visited at sunset and took the sunset ranger tour, which we would recommend. In addition to a beautiful sunset, the play of the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We visited White Sands in the dead of summer. It was over 105 degrees so we barely got out of the car. It was gorgeous and interesting. We went in the visitor center and found out lots of good information. I would love to go back at a different time of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I've visited White Sands many times and it always changing. I've done the self guided walking tours but they have multiple things to do. I try to go at least once a year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It's fun to snowboard down it, but if you go in the winter, the sand is wet, so it's slower. Go on the steeper hills. :)

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting New Mexico or staying in this state, this is one of the place you cannot miss. The white sands look really something out of this world. I have been here multiple times between 2008-2010. We also took a Full Moon hike. This was the best part of all the visits I made to the place. I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is the place the you definitely want to visit if you in New Mexico. It is between Ruidoso, Las Cruses area.. It will cost 3$ for each adult. You will see white sand dunes, and you will enjoy the view of miles and miles of white sand...Just like snow... You and your family will enjoy "play with the sand"... More 

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