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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: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting a museum and sledding...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner 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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Bangalore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

It is a calm place where you can spend the evening taking photos, watching sunset, eating bbq. Be sure to hit the place before the sunset and you get to enjoy a longer evening. The sand is really white and appears well for photos.

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Houston, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

During a quick weekend trip to New Mexico my goal was to visit the Bosque Del Apache and White Sands National Monument. Unfortunately I didn't allow for more time at White Sands. I spent the majority of Day 1 at the Bosque and arrived at White Sands and 90 minutes before closing. The little time spent there at Sunset was... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited White Sands National Monument around 3pm on a warm December afternoon. We were SO impressed by these beautiful, white, vast sand dunes! Very hard sand road to drive on which made it easy to get around. Plenty of areas to stop and get out of the car to run, jump, pose, play and face the... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The minute I saw the camel with a saddle I knew I had found a real desert. Actually, it was spectacular!!! We enjoyed hiking the dunes, seeing the local flowers and plants, and taking pictures. We saw people tobogganing, and if our daughter had been older we would have joined in the fun. What a beautiful place, very unique. The... More 

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WPB florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Not the most spectacular or beautiful place, but very unique and worth a short trip. Probably a hot place in the summer, but pleasant in December, nice picnic area.

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Alto, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The park rangers at the information center were very helpful and the facilities were clean. If you are a senior, you can buy a pass to to entry in many state parks free with your family and guess.Best to have water/drinks,camera and snacks .We enjoyed

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went here with grandkids. Biggest sandbox I ever saw. Kids and us old folks had a great time sliding down the dunes on sand disks. Well worth the trip. Lucky thing for us it was not the middle of summer or the heat would have got me, but the sky was overcast and temp just right.

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Round Rock, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We went out of the way to visit this "monument". I thought it was going to be a quick drive through and say been there done that. However, we decided to stay several hours and enjoy playing on the dunes. My 6 year old loved the nice cold sand and I loved the spectacular views of the mountains and white... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is incredible, specially at the end of the day. One of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen. We bought used sand disks for $10 at the gift shop to slide on the dunes and that was really fun. I would say that one day or even half of day there is enough, but watching the sunset from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great time playing in the sand, even for stodgy old people. Everyone will have a great time here and the video and visitor center is great.

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