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Address: 19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
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(575) 479-6124
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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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This park was on my bucket list for several years and I finally got to see it. It did not disappoint...it is so beautiful and like nothing I've seen before. I was only able to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kims2529
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park was on my bucket list for several years and I finally got to see it. It did not disappoint...it is so beautiful and like nothing I've seen before. I was only able to visit for a few hours but I bet it is gorgeous during sunrise and/or sunset. You can rent sleds at the park, either new or... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here the day after exploring Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. The dunes are smaller than Great Sand Dunes National Park, but the white sand (gypsum) was really beautiful and interesting to hike through. We saw people sledding and sunbathing. The blue skies and mountains surrounding the park enhanced the views. Nice visitor's center.

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Thank Sally M
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Drive all the way to the back for the best dunes! We go at least once every 3 months, BBQ and bring the sleds for a great family day.

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North Buckinghamshire
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122 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a cool place. We spent a couple of hours walking, looking and generally being amazes. Take your shoes off to climb over the dunes. Even in the heat, the sand is lovely and cool. Take lots of water. Use sunscreen. Wear a hat. Enjoy it. It's totally beautiful.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our visit to this National Monument! We are used to snow in the winter so it was very interesting to see white sand in the spring. Our hotel had flying saucers (type of sled) for us to use so we borrowed them and slid down the hills of white sand. It was lots of fun but we didn't... More 

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Midlothian, Texas
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, this is a sand park. Well, one needs to see this and walk on and across the white sand dunes.One can get lost in time just walking across the sand dunes. Wonderful/outstanding**

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in awe of the beautiful white sand dunes. It was much prettier than we expected and the sand was so soft! We walked for hours barefoot and enjoyed every second we spent in the park. Be sure to check the schedule for the White Sands Missile Range, as roads in the area are closed for tests occasionally.

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Arlington, Texas
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Never seen white sand or been to a "desert". This was a mini desert and got to see white sand! It was spectacular especially during sunset. Best part we did not get to experience was the night sky which is beautiful in pictures at least. This is a can't miss attraction. If you regularly go to national parks, get an... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

White Sands National Monument is a must see when you visit New Mexico. Sunsets are spectacular. I especially enjoy when the park is open late for a full moon in the summertime. Our last visit was with two of my daughters, their spouses, and the grand children. We slid down the dunes, flew a kite, and played around with a... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

White Sands Monument is a great place to visit. Though its called White Sands it is actually gypsum. There are walking trails, areas for people to slide down the sand (which you can rent/buy at the visitors center), picnic areas, etc. But i must give you two cautions, and believe me take them seriously. The first is WATER! Make sure... More 

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