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White Sands Missile Range

Address: Las Cruces, NM
Phone Number: 505-678-1134
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Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Las Cruces
Type: Military bases & facilities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The White Sands Missile Range reminds the visitor of the momentous events of 1945 and how a bomb...
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Type: Military bases & facilities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The White Sands Missile Range reminds the visitor of the momentous events of 1945 and how a bomb ended World War II.
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Loveland, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed touring this small but filled museum. Items are good to see from a time ago. Boy scouts were in the museum at the same time and they seemed to enjoy looking at old artifacts. On the grounds are different missiles and rockets propped up and on display.

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mesa az
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20 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The drive from Las Cruces to White Sands takes about an hour and it's worth every minute. The missile site is not always open (check schedule) but driving along Rte 70 gives you a great view of the entire range and the tracking stations. The White Sands National Monument allows visitors to drive through the dune area and there is... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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557 reviews 557 reviews
142 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

you get the full understanding of national security and the scope and breadth of the nations defense.

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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367 reviews 367 reviews
68 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

While visiting in the area, we took a tour of White Sands Monument - which is a national park. The visitors center is undergoing some updating and looks amazing. Built in 1933, the year it opened, it is a piece of unique history in itself. The tour began with a wonderful video that is a must see to get a... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The White Sands monument is separate from Trinity Site and White Sands Missile range! Trinity Site is only open to the public one day a year if I recall? The White Sands Missile range Grounds and Museum open year around whereas the actual military installation is not open to the public and is active.That being said.... For tourism, geology, history... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It continues to amaze us that we can visit places that are so absolutely amazing yet get so little attention.The White Sands National Monument has an excellent visitors center, informed and helpful staff, and good facilities. Most of the visitors the day we were there seemed to be families with kids who wanted to sled the sand dunes, but there... More 

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Mallorytown, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We found this as we travelled back to El Paso from Silver City. Being from Canada, this is not something we normally see. We did not stop but just saw it from the highway.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Went to the monument and everyone failed to mention that had we driven a bit further we actually would have seen the "white sands". People were not friendly at the monument either.

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Taos, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

long walk to the outdoor musseum for elderly and those with ambulatory handicaps. It shows missiles that were developed in the '40s and the evolution to present-day missles.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The sands are incredible. I really hadn't expected the dunes we saw and it was a remarkably beautiful landscape.

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