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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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Los Angeles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It is incredible how white white sand can be. The only way we could show this in a picture was to have something with color in the photo. Families bring garbage can lids for their children to use. Definitely a must see.

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Leesburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

could be a wonder of the world. Makes you sad to learn how the modern day man has affected the area but a great site to see!!

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Santa Teresa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Our church took 35 international students to white sands, we had a space reserved for us, plenty of parking, areas to cook and relax. went sledding, played soccoor, softball, badmitten. was a wonderful day trip.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My grandmother and I (I am 30 yrs old) drove 14 hours from Texas to make it to the park by closing time. The website said we could enter until 6, be out by 7. We pulled up at LITERALLY 6:03 and the ranger would not let us in. We were scheduled to make it to Albuquerque to stay so... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It is one of the most amazing sites ever visited. Go around sunset the colours are unescribable! Sliding in the sand, sitting in the cools sand and watching the wildlife is amazing.

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Phoenix, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I can't imagine anybody not liking White Sands. If you want loud fun with a group, you can slide down the dunes close to the road. If you want peaceful vistas, just walk out to the next dune. Adults and kids all loved it. We spent 5 hours there and came back the next day. It's so gorgeous.

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El Paso, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The family went on a special night when the park is closed and open to registered bike riders at 8:00pm. The staff did a great job and was very well organized. This was the first time my family and I have gone for the full moon bike ride and it was a wonderful experience. We made a few stops along... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Loved it! A must see! Handicapped accessible ramps for strollers. It gets a bit chilly so bring appropriate clothes.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit and have a picnic. Kids enjoy running the dunes, horseshoes, and digging holes.

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ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

275 square miles visible from space. White gypsum dunes that form amazing patterns. It's like you are on another planet. Peaceful with sheltered picnic areas and clean restroom facilities throughout. Beautiful sunsets.

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