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White Sands National Monument

19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 479-6124
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Alamogordo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Geologic Formations, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting a museum and sledding down the huge dunes.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile

Kids loved running up and down the dunes. Also able to take great pictures. Quick drive thru or spend more time playing. Very hot during the day so bring water and wear sunscreen.

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Cant describe this place,magical?,jawdropping? Truly Awesome! I read about this place but words just don't portray the scene. Peaceful, relaxing,my family and I just sat down on the sand and gazed around us gobsmacked.It was before sunset and then the super moon came up .The colours were fascinating.As long as I live I shall never forget the scenery and the... More

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Oceanside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a great little day trip from Las Cruces. It only takes about a hour to drive threw and see the dunes, Don't forget to stop at the visitor center to lean of the history and the gift shop is great with items made by local artisans work at reasonable prices.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

You have to see this with your own eyes. Sand that is so white it looks like snow. Even at thanksgiving the sun glistens off the sand dazzling you. A true wonder of nature

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

As a child, I could never have imagined sledding on sand dunes in the middle of summer. Well, we did just that! It was awesome! So, not only did we get some history, some geology, and some really great views - we got some amazing rides down the dunes! I would love to go back to visit again - brought... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We bought sleds at the shop when we came in- you could "rent them" for $12 for an adult sled and $10 for a kid sled, or just buy them for $17/$15 respectively, we thought that was a better deal. We also bought a sled wax chunk for $.75. There are so many beautiful, soft, white dunes out there that... More

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Key Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Visited White Sands National Monument in August of 2014. The park is very basic and not really a whole lot to do but it is worth visiting just to say you have seen it. I will say it is truly a spectacle. I drove around the park and checked out the various types of dunes. Also did the hike at... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Unfortunately, we were only here for about an hour. I would have liked to have had all day. You should definitely rent a sled in the gift shop. I didn't do it and had serious regrets.

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went walking at evening in a guided tour then stayed to walk thecomin desert at night. Watch the weather. It's not always cooperative and check their website before coming. If there's a missile test then forget it. The park and sometimes the entire HWY 70 will close and nobody goes anywhere for the day.

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

White sands is so cool I went twice! I was there for sunset and just a bit after sunrise, these are the times to go because less crowded and you get to see the beautiful change of color with the sands. If you go, please pick up after yourself, some people left plastic and bottle caps. Walk barefoot great feeling!

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