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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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Hollywood, Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

White sands is so cool I went twice! I was there for sunset and just a bit after sunrise, these are the times to go because less crowded and you get to see the beautiful change of color with the sands. If you go, please pick up after yourself, some people left plastic and bottle caps. Walk barefoot great feeling!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Who knew a bunch of sand could be so mesmerizing! Absolutely beautiful and oh so peaceful. I can imagine an artist or photographer making this park a lifetime project.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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117 reviews 117 reviews
9 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I are from Alaska and are now retired in Las Cruces. The White Sands National Monument was like an optical illusion to us--except for the 90 degree heat we felt like we were back in Alaska again with snow berms and snow covered hills. This is a great place for kids to play and sled in the... More

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Atkins, AR
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had a great time watching kids play in the sand. Writing their names and sliding down the dunes. Make sure to bring plenty of water to drink as it is HOT.

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I've loved going to White Sands since I was a little kid, but it's been a long time since I've gone. Used to be that you needed to remember to bring some cardboard with you, or grab some from a family that was leaving. Now you can buy new or used sliders at the gift shop and then return the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

An amazing natural phenomenon in the middle of a desert. One wouldn't think such a place would exist - where there is basically a white sand beach in the midst of a desert, without the water. Great time exploring on foot and even rented a couple of snow saucers to slide down the dunes. For Northerners used to sledding on... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

walk around the sands and wait until Sunset to see the mountains in purple shade and the sands in beautiful shades of pink and lavender - always a treat for the eye - we have returned many times

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

White Sands National Monument is easy access off Hwy. 70 near Alamogordo,NM. It is for the most part, day use only. Special overnight camping is available by reservation. Check their website. Summertime temps are HOT. Don't forget plenty of water, sunblock, and sunglasses. Winter can be fun too. The water level at these gypsum dunes is very close to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Bring an ok saucer style sled and ride it down the dunes. There are so many places to park and hike, you could spend days there. Fun for the hole family. Just make sure that you bring food and water.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

it.. it just... it just happens automatically to kick sandals off, place feet in clean, dry sands! huge hills for miles of white sand dunes walking, walking in this glistening beautiful stuff. a city girls's dream <3 rainbows blessed the sky all day.

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