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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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Grab a sled and enjoy the ride!! Great spot to tire out the kiddos! The natural brightness of the sand makes for amazing pictures! In fact many photographers gather at white... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Grab a sled and enjoy the ride!! Great spot to tire out the kiddos! The natural brightness of the sand makes for amazing pictures! In fact many photographers gather at white sands. And you couldn't pick a better place to enjoy a famous New Mexico sunset!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My Teenage son got a kick from this place --- not something you see often in your travels. A sea of white dunes - was peaceful but a little eerie too. It was HOT during our visit but that did not deter us from wandering over a dune or too and got the feeling that we were in another world.... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent stop for anybody, there is something for children and adults to enjoy. Brings your sledding discs from home if you have them, everyone can enjoy the trip. A few things we learned, the sand is not hot in the summer, yes, it is warm, but it will not burn your barefeet. Bring some shade and enjoy... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

White Sands is one of the most breathtaking spots in the Southwest and in the states. My family has spent many days on these beautiful dunes and have shared many a gorgeous sunset here. Bring a picnic and a piece of cardboard or disc in which to slide down the many shifting hills.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

As we drove 70 E down to Alamogordo NM the massive white sands dunes were an inviting site! We had to check it out. It was so worth it. A ever changing natural beauty as it best! We saw people getting ready to walk the trails, play in dunes, or go camping. The visitor center is quite informative and the... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to see the desert. Big sand dunes and also flora and fauna of the Chihuahua Desert. Great visitor center. Many trails where you hike .

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Coming from the south, just when you think there is no life out there, you begin to see the white sand and civilization in the middle of the desert. It is refreshing to see the change of landscape. The park offers lots of informational options and well as hands on experience for the children. There are food and shopping options... More 

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Bellefontaine, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We traveled several hours to see the white sands and were not disappointed. It is beautiful to see. We watched a sunset from there. Well worth stopping to see. We drove through Ruidoso and had lunch and shopped a while on the way.

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Bristol, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This was our first experience so far south west. It was hot (100 F) but still enjoyable coming from the midwest. We did the evening ranger tour and had the experience of getting caught in a sand storm while we were out. Make sure you watch the movie first. If you plan on staying a while, I noticed that others... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Admittedly, this place is hot and there just are not many things to do, but do not miss this other worldly place. The contrast between the pure white gypsum (not sand) and the blue sky is amazing. While doing the vechicular loop through the park, stop and walk the boardwalk. The ranger posted here was extremely helpful. Apparently, there are... 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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