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Address: 19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone Number: (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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It is hard to believe that something like this actually exists. I had heard about White Sands for years but until you actually go there it is hard to imagine that sand can be so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is hard to believe that something like this actually exists. I had heard about White Sands for years but until you actually go there it is hard to imagine that sand can be so white, fine and soft. The visitors center will give an overview of the park and has a short movie to get you acquainted, however nothing... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped here after visiting Carlsbad Caverns. We didn't venture very far into the monument, just until the paved highway turns into the odd rutted sand road. Our car sounded like the rattling from the road was going to tear it apart, so we turned back soon after this point. Right after the road turns rutted there is a parking area... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first visit to White Sands was last week and I am still in awe of that place. Such a beautiful area of our world and so incredibly peaceful and stress free. There is something magical about the energy there. I cannot wait to take my children next time we are in New Mexico.

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Thank Victor M
Portsmouth, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is just absolutely AMAZE-ing. If you get out too far and lose site of your vehicle, well, see you later. You could get lost very easily. Don't forget to take a sled when you go and some wax for the bottom.

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Thank Anteeks2u
Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

White Sands National Monument is one of those places that you just have to see to appreciate. It is a great place to visit any time of the year but if you go during the summer make sure that you take water, sunglasses and sunscreen. this is unlike anything that you have ever seen before and after being here once... More 

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Thank RDHeimark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was amazed by the beauty of this place; it almost feels like your on another planet! White Sands is perfect for traveling with large groups. Our group, consisting of teenagers and adults, had a blast spending several hours playing in the sand. I would highly recommend getting a sledding disc to slide down the dunes. Later in the evening,... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was impressive. You have to go if you're in the area. Take the drive through the dunes. Went in July so it was hot. You can event buy, rent plastic sleds to slide down the dunes. A lot of US government history at White Sands.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Rented a used saucer sled for $10. Wax cube was $1.99. You get $3 back when you return saucer sled. Glad we bought wax cube , others that didn't wax the sled were having difficulty sledding down the slopes. We got a sled for both kids. Very hot. Be sure to use sunscreen and bring sunglasses. The glare off the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a unique sensory day trip adventure with our kids and the dogs. A part of New Mexico that is unexpected, should definitely be experienced. We had an enjoyable hike for miles in the sand!

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Hallettsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The sand itself is mesmerizing! If you aren't into sledding at least take the small hike out on the tour platform to become surrounded by the amazing scenery. A valley of while between two beautiful mountain ranges! Amazing!

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