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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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Don't forget sleds for the kids!!!

The dunes are magnificent and with the kids in tow, we rented snow disks (a bit pricey to rent but you can bring your own if you have them) and they had a blast!!! This was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The dunes are magnificent and with the kids in tow, we rented snow disks (a bit pricey to rent but you can bring your own if you have them) and they had a blast!!! This was the most affordable day trip we have ever taken with so much fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you are within 2 hours of this National Park, you should take the time to visit. Allow yourself 2 hours to hike and buy a plastic disc from the Ranger Office so you can slide down the white dunes. We only had an hour so we drove around the trail and did a little hiking at the loop.

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Really an impressive site, huge white sand dunes (gypsum though not really sand), the sand gets everywhere... Great place to spend a few hours and stretch your legs while crossing an otherwise less-than exciting stretch of road. I would strongly recommend stopping here if you're in the area, but nothing worth driving more than 2-3 hours out of your way... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing visit to the White Sands National Monument. Looks like snow where they plow the roads clear and the sand/gypsum reflects the sun and stays cool. We were walking in bare feet and the cool sand is a strange feeling. People were sliding down the hills on saucers like it was snow. Bring WATER which you can get at the... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Do not miss this if you are anyplace within a few hundred miles. It was so unexpected, both in the day and even more so at night with a full moon. It is a beautiful, other-worldly experience. The visitor center had good information, although a lot of the exhibits were not working properly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was good to spend a little time at this well kept park, with a nice driving loop and good trails to walk. Offers a lot that we did not explore. Only about an hour spent at this park.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There isn't much to say other than this is a really cool place to visit. The staff were very nice. If you are in the area check it out.

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Chatham, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

16 mile drive through miles of pure white sand dunes. Gorgeous. Awesome place like no other. Grandkids enjoyed sliding down the dunes on the disk sleds available at the gift shop. Free with a senior pass, suggest having water to drink on a hot day. Makes fabulous pictures with the blue skies and white puffy clouds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love this place and we will be back over and again. The gypsum is not only cool to the touch, but actually cold if you dig down just a little bit. The summer days are hot, but the sand stays cool, completely unlike any other sand dunes we've ever seen. We bought a sled in town. cheaper than the ones... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is truly an awesome and humbling place to visit. The gypsum sand dunes seem "other worldly". I live in Alamogordo and visit White Sands at least once a month and I am always amazed. May music video, movies and commercials have been filmed here because the scenery is so unique.

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

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