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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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I wasn't expecting much at White Sands but was pleasantly surprised. Stop by the visitor center first to get your sled and sledding items if you plan on sledding. We didn't and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I wasn't expecting much at White Sands but was pleasantly surprised. Stop by the visitor center first to get your sled and sledding items if you plan on sledding. We didn't and ended up going back for them. After the visitor center, you drive into the area and pay the parks fee. The road soon becomes white and you see... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

White sands national monument really lives up to its name! I have NEVER in my life seen sand so white. It is so beautiful. When you start going down the road to the sand dunes, don't stop at the boardwalk that connects the dunes at the beginning. The true beauty is a few miles further down the road. The further... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Park offers picnic areas, rest facilities, hiking trails, etc - enough to do to keep busy for several hours, up to a full day. TAKE AND DRINK WATER while out there. It is the desert and you will dehydrate without realizing it. They offer evening hikes (haven't had the chance yet) which are supposed to be great.

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Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not far from Alamogordo (far from anywhere else) this park is unique. It is essentially a valley covered by tall white sands dune. The sand is so white that you may think it is snow. You can drive a loop of a few miles and you can also take a few trails of various lengths. Just beautiful. The road, but... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous place to visit and explore! Be sure to bring your camera and plenty of water! Stop by the visitor center before heading to the dunes to buy a sled - you will definitely want to slide down the hills of sand. Great picture opportunities here. Kids loved it! Very hot in the summer so get there right when it... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

So much fun! Unique and gorgeous. Fun for all ages. Bring a sled or two and have fun sledding. The visitor's center is also worth some time - the natural history is fascinating. A truly unique place that's worth the trip! It's fun to pack a lunch, or come for sunrise or sunset. Just don't go when windy.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

White Sands National Monument is a must on your bucket list. It is so beautiful and calm. Walking on the sand in the middle of the desert is unrealistic. The park has picnic area, hiking trails, horseback trail, and the kids can sleigh ride down the dunes. We missed the sunset over the dunes.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

LOVED! We had a fantastic time sledding down the dunes. We arrived early, a little before 9, and got the last two used sleds for $10 each. We headed out to the dunes, and got quite a workout going back up after each slide down. Go early to avoid the summer heat!

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Hueytown, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The sand dunes were beautiful and the children had a ball sliding down them. The sand is much different from the beach. It is like powder and doesn't dust off. It was disappointing to know that the gift shop has a racket of selling sleds to slide down the dunes. You can "buy" a used one for $10 and when... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area, you must visit the world's largest natural gypsum deposit. To really appreciate the vastness, drive to the end to the road to the alkali flats trail head and start walking. If you visit in the summer, come early because it gets hot. Surprisingly the sand is cool to the feet. Make sure you wear... 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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