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White Sands Missile Range

Las Cruces, NM
505-678-1134
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Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in Las Cruces
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities
Traveler Description: On July 16, 1945 the world changed with the explosion of the first atomic bomb. The explosion took place at Trinity Site which is on what is now... more »
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

White sands has a nice bowling alley and the prices are excellent. they also have a very small museum - for those of you who value military history then you have to stop by. Overall its a very small place - only stop if it on your route.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

white sands national monument is a must see--your kids will think it's snow, until they get out of the car-- can be very hot during the day in summer months, but gets border-line cold at nite--there is an entrance fee for the national monument (dunes) As for the missile range, there is a museum on the main post, but I've... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We spent a day there recently. If you are anywhere in the area this should be on your must see list. White Sands is right up there with the Grand Canyon as one of the most beautiful places in America.You have to see it to believe it. We spent a day sledding down huge sand dunes and just being totally... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Stopped by White Sands Missile Museum on our way back to ABQ and really enjoyed our visit. You have to stop in at reception (with driver's license) for a pass onto the base, whether driving your can onto base or walking onto base (we walked, short stroll). There are 2 buildings to view, one that includes a little gift shop... More

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Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Always need to stop here when in southern New Mexico. Beautiful! Never get tired of visiting. Bring a sled!

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Corrales, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Love everything about White Sands, whenever we are in Las Cruces we always go there to frolic and walk for miles with family and dogs on the beautiful dunes. Don't miss it!

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Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a military base and testing ground for various weapons systems. Of interest to the civilian traveler driving through the base (between Las Cruces and Alamogordo NM) is the missile range museum (entrance free). The museum has two parts--inside are history exhibits on the Trinity (A-Bomb) project and other aspects of missile development that have taken place at the... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Out of nowhere, pure white sand dunes appear from nowhere! Well worth the drive, and don't forget your sunscreen!

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Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and, in many cases, their very lives. I traveled from Tucson to volunteer and support the marathon and if you... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Beautiful, fun and memorable. White Sands was definitely worth the drive all the way down from Santa Fe. Hint: run and jump off the tall sand dunes. Our dog loved digging in it.

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