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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: Hiking, Driving
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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This "monument" is unique in the US and maybe the world. The sand is like sugar blown by the wind into dunes. You can drive all through the park and play on the dunes all you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

First stop should be at the free visitor center,learn how the sand dunes formed .before you head to the dunes..(take plenty of drinking water as there is no water inside the park) BBQ area avaiable inside park,take your cooler with grill items and plenty of ice in cooler.No alcoholic beverages allowed. Drive to park entrance and pay fee....(was $3.00 per... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This "monument" is unique in the US and maybe the world. The sand is like sugar blown by the wind into dunes. You can drive all through the park and play on the dunes all you like. Great for kids.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

$3.00 gets you into the monument. It is one of the most unique monuments in the United States. You can drive it in less than 45 minutes but you have to walk a dune or two and leave some footprints. The kids would have fun sledding down the dunes on sand disks. Take a tour or walk the boardwalks. Just... More 

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Williamsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way to Tombstone. The museum and gift shop building was traditional adobe style! It was beautiful! The gift shop was very classy with Native American items for sale. I bought a few items to take home to friends. We took the driving tour. There was a charge for the car load of us. I loved... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This was the best part of the trip, hands down. It was so beautiful and we had a lot of fun on the sleds. I definitely recommend arriving before the visitor center closes so you can get the sleds to ride down the dunes on (keep in mind you can't return them if you're out past when they close either,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Gigantic - 275 square miles - expanse of white ( gypsum ) sand in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico. Go into the park and drive around the loop drive - its a completely different planet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I loved the driving tour - stopped to walk on the boardwalk across the sands with interpretive info all along the way. Continued the drive, and was able to stop to walk up one of the dunes - an interesting experience. The Visitors Center Gift Shop sells plastic saucers and many folks were climbing up the dunes and sliding down... More 

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Hurricane, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We visited WSNM on 6/29. It felt like I was driving in snow in 90 degree heat with no slipping or melting. It was an incredible experience and much better than we expected. We took the sunset tour with the ranger and enjoyed it The visitor center had a couple items out of service but given how terrific the dunes... More 

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Somewhere in Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is a must see!! We were visiting Albuquerque, and White Sands National Monument was worth the 3 hour drive south. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera. We bought a sled at the gift shop, and our kids had a blast sledding down the dunes.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The white sand is really a unique park as the sand is prefectly white and beautiful .i visited it in july long weekend . It was pretty hot to go outside . There is no water available inside the park but it is not more den 10 mile loop . We reached park 12:30 and we were out @2 as... More 

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Address: 19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone Number: (575) 479-6124
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Alamogordo

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