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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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White Beauty

I'm so glad our government has set aside wonderful parks and monuments like this one. White Sands is so unique - miles of white undulating dunes against a bright blue sky. I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I'm so glad our government has set aside wonderful parks and monuments like this one. White Sands is so unique - miles of white undulating dunes against a bright blue sky. I had been there as a girl and remembered how special it was. It was a treat to see it again. We did a boardwalk trail out into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

A wonderful natural phenomena. Really something to stand on a dune of gypsum and see miles and miles of white. Roads are good with several pull outs to take a closer look at some of the highlights. Nice presentation at the entry point.

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Mulege, BCS, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I recently took my wife and step daughter to the monument. We had a great day. Been coming here since I was a kid. Now, they sell sand scimmers and then buy them back for part of the purchase price. The museum and the curio shop are nice. Take your sun screen as the suns' rays are reflected upward and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

My wife has wanted to visit here for a long time. I wanted to go when it wasn't to hot. We picked a perfect time! It was warm but Not Hot! We really enjoyed the Ranger Guided Sunset Stroll!

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This place is absolutely AMAZING! Be sure to do the visitor's center to understand how this came to be in the middle of nowhere. No, it wasn't the aliens! If it had been a little warmer, we would have spent a lot more time there, hiking and sledding.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

What a great place to visit. In late April, the place is empty. Enjoyed the hiking. Wish I had brought a sled to slide down the dunes on!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We had visited the white sands dunes a few years ago, and it was a wonderful experience. We had the same experience again. It is a must see for anyone that wants to see something unique. Not only are the white sand dunes a sight to see, so are the wild birds, desert plants and wild lizards. I saw a... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great stop to enjoy a picnic lunch and climb the dunes. You can slide down the steeper dunes on a big garbage bag or saucer sled. Bring sun glasses for everyone it is very bright sparkling white sand. Easy to walk on but still sandy. Grat scenery and views. Stop in the ranger station for friendly help... More 

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Friendswood, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I reluctantly visited White Sands with my family. My mother and brother had fond memories of visiting when my siblings and I were children ourselves and obviously thought our children (teen boys) would love it. I had no such memories and thought it sounded boring. I could not have been more wrong. It was beautiful! We hiked up and down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Every time you go to a place that has been designated a National Park or Monument, there is something unique and you won't be disappointed. White Sands Monument is a perfect example. From the pueblo visitor center, well done introductory film, spaceship looking picnic huts, and white, white landscape, it is simply unique and definitely worth visiting. It is a... More 

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