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Monahans Sandhills State Park

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Address: Interstate 20 and Exit Mile Marker #86, Box 1738, Monahans, TX 79756
Phone Number: 915-943-2092
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Description: Nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes with activities including "surfing...
Nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes with activities including "surfing", camping, hiking, picnicking and bird and wildlife watching.
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Go walk the dunes

Well, if you were a fan of Frank Herbert's Dune series, you'd love this place. My son and I go out there when it's not too hot and wander around playing in sand or trying to sled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Midland, Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Well, if you were a fan of Frank Herbert's Dune series, you'd love this place. My son and I go out there when it's not too hot and wander around playing in sand or trying to sled down the dunes. If you pack a picnic, there will be sand in your sandwich. When you leave, there will be sand in... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The visitor's center has some nice displays about the geology , history, and wildlife that live in the area. The short nature trail wasn't anything special, but walking on the actual sand dunes was cool. There is no established hiking trails, so you are welcome to walk or sand surf anywhere on the dunes. There are two picnic areas at... More 

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Greenville, Texas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The was such a fun place to stop as a break on our drive in West Texas. The rains the day before made the sand a nice, cool temperature and perfect texture for "sledding" down the hills. The park headquarters feature a great little museum about the history of the area and the geologic forces that created the dunes. Even... More 

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Monahans, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have visited the Monahans Sandhills State Park several times! It is a wonderful in a large sandbox with hills to slide down and plenty of old fashion fun! We love taking our grandchildren and kids from our church! It is a must if you are in this area!

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Ranger, GA
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ended up here by default when we discovered Odessa hotels were over priced. So glad we did! Although close to the interstate, it was like being away from everything typical to long expressway drives. They have a really nice visitor center. The RV section was uncrowded and clean. The RV spaces had full hookups tucked in between the sand... More 

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Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The trip on I-20 through west Texas can get very tiring. It is nice to get out and walk in the sand. On this trip, I had my granddaughter along. We arrived after the gift shop was closed, and we were unable to rent a disk.A ranger gave her this yellow disk, and we paid it forward by leaving it... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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169 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This review might strike some as odd for a reason to visit this wonderful State Park. As a photographer, it was really enjoyable taking images of the drifting sand, the high sand dunes and families sliding down the dunes. The texture of the sand is really fine. It creates patterns worthy of an image. I found snake trails, bugs crawling... More 

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Monahans, Texas
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I love the Sandhills! You wouldnt think sliding down sand would be so much fun but it really is and kids love it

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Columbus, Ohio
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you are on the tedious drive along I20 through western Texas, do yourself a favor and stop in to the Monahans Sandhills Sate Park to relieve some stress. The scenery is amazing and once you have walked passed the tourist slide you feel as if you are on your own in an alien landscape. The dunes here can have... More 

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Houston, Texas
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107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Use only the saucer slegde and don't forget to bring wax. The sand is not slippery enough, underneath the sands it actually very cold & watery. That's why plants grow in the middle of the sands. We've been to 4 parks & this park was the least friendly.

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Address: Address: Interstate 20 and Exit Mile Marker #86, Box 1738, Monahans, TX 79756
Phone Number: 915-943-2092
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Monahans

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