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Wonderful place to visit

We thought this place was fabulous and a must stop when visiting New Mexico. We took the mile... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
linda201198
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williamsburg, va, USA
A Natural Wonder

Did not plan on this stop on our way to California. Just happened by. Spent a couple of hours here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
westernsky1
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Kentucky
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“sand dunes”(326 reviews)
“visitor center”(362 reviews)
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Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting a museum and sledding down the huge dunes.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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19955 Highway 70, White Sands, NM 88310
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(575) 479-6124
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We thought this place was fabulous and a must stop when visiting New Mexico. We took the mile nature trail and was perfect. What amazing scenery. Pet friendly.
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Did not plan on this stop on our way to California. Just happened by. Spent a couple of hours here. Amazing landscape. Well worth stopping for.
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This was a must on our to do list while traveling through NEW MEXICO. It is not like anu sand dunes I have every been to. While walking you don"t sink in the sand. You can slide on the sand. The sand is not hot but cool to touch. I would love this near us, we could go for a
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I went with locals who told me about the experience...but sliding down the bright white sand was even better than I imagined! We laughed like school kids and went over and over again. Of course we went through the visitor center and gift shop, and took photos of the pure white
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The White Sands National Monument is super interesting in my opinion. It is not really composed of sand as we know it, but rather the white granules that make the park starkly unique are made of gypsum that has been weathered. According to the National Parks Service, the sand
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