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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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It's White!!!

OMGoodness..... This place is unbelievable, the WHITE beauty is awesome!! The day we were there, the wind and weather cooperated like a dream. We climbed the dunes which was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Cartersville, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Truly a magnificent work of God! A must see. Makes sure to take trash bags to put down in you car to put your shoes until you can clean them out. That white sand gets into everything.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is definitely an interesting attraction don't get me wrong. But it's not the Grand Canyon. We currently live in New Mexico and our review on this is it's worth a day trip but not a lot more. We drove in and arrived around 3pm, toured the gift shop, got a sled and played with our kids and dog on... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

OMGoodness..... This place is unbelievable, the WHITE beauty is awesome!! The day we were there, the wind and weather cooperated like a dream. We climbed the dunes which was very easily done. It doesn't take long to do the drive thru, so do it, if nothing else!!! Stop by the Visitors Center, and watch the short film. Interesting. The ranger,... More 

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Charlotte NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Incredible setting. You can bring saucers to "sled" down the hills. Make sure to wear shoes that tie. I was there for several days for work and the first day I had to run back into town and buy some work boots because my slip-on shoes kept getting pulled off in the sand. You can read more about that trip... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were able to visit here twice in a two-day period. We almost did not come here late on a Sunday (29 Mar), but we decided to press on and see as much of the site as possible as the day blended into evening. How gorgeous it was during the late afternoon and dusk! We could not... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The soft white gypsum sands lay in contrast to the snow capped mountains in the background. Home to the 1st test of the atomic bomb this reserve is full of U S history. Bring a flat bottom sled disc or piece of cardboard. Many people sled down these giant sand dunes or jump into them. The dunes are deceptively soft... More 

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Carefree, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited the park on a windy day so lots of blowing graphite sand....fun and amazing display by Mother Nature. Movie at the visitors center is a must. They have maps, gifts and books. There is also a gift shop adjoining the visitors center with lots of interesting items. Take the drive and if you are so inclined...buy a plastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Such a beautiful place! No where else like this. Be sure to stop at the front and learn the history of this national park. You will want to bring plenty of water because it gets very hot and bring a sled for the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stark beauty with white sand the consistency of powdered sugar. Kids love sliding down the dunes on saucers. Bring sunglasses, and a shade cover if you plan to picnic.

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

be careful it is so bright there, you need super dark shades.. oh, and keep your kids off the sand if the sign says so...

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