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White Sands National Monument

19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 479-6124
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Another Planet!

This was the most fascinating and beautiful place on our trip. The soft, white gypsum powder was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stewart S
Saint Joseph, Michigan
Late afternoon visit

Arrived about 5:30 PM & relived to fine the crowds had thinned! Weather was text book perfect! Mid... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
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19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 479-6124
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Reviewed yesterday

This was the most fascinating and beautiful place on our trip. The soft, white gypsum powder was incredible. The dunes and the mountains in the distance created an other worldly feel. The guide was informative and provided artifacts and pics. You must wear a hat...More

Thank Stewart S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived about 5:30 PM & relived to fine the crowds had thinned! Weather was text book perfect! Mid 70’s NO WIND ! & crystal clear sky’s! We stopped at the visitor center first and were able to watch an amazing very well produced movie covering...More

Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed 2 days ago

From a distance, you can see the white sand. Please stop by the visitors center and watch the short video about the area and how the sand is formed. We took the 10 mile drive+ around the park and saw many picnic areas with bathroom...More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 2 days ago

My spouse and I loved walking the sands during a light rainstorm (when it was much cooler than normal). We also thoroughly enjoyed a ranger's tour of the sands in the evening. There are a number of short hikes that are available and are well...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting, a real treasure preserved very accessible great visitors center with a must see video U can stay an hour r all days. Lots of picnicking with families Kids riding plastic discs down snow. Buy them there or in town. Talk water interesting sand...More

Thank randy k
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is surreal. Take the drive in and all of a sudden you are surrounded by an incredible white sand desert. It's like you are on some other planet. White as far as the eye can see. The drive is absolutely mesmerizing. Your jaw...More

Thank JuanOquendo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing to see. The largest gypsum dune field in the world!!! Ranger Emily boarded our tour bus and accompanied us on the loop drive giving us the history of the area along with plant and animal life and filming. The fun part...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our daughter’s family took us for a day trip. We were in awe of the look and cool feel of the gypsum sand. We walked trails and stopped at a picnic area for a snack. There were several nearby hills for sliding. Our 4 year...More

Thank grits4
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was so much fun to visit! We went about 2 hours before sunset. Surprisingly, you can make a somewhat circular drive throughout the monument so that you can choose a spot away from others. Be careful walking out on the dunes, though. It...More

Thank Hniki234
Reviewed 4 days ago

we drove from Las Cruces and back to see this, it was definately worth the drive. It is a beautiful place with huge whitr sand dunes. there is a loop drive (approx 40 minutes) which is great. Rent a sled at the visitor center, and...More

Thank 1Jacob11
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June 18, 2017|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
Even though I enjoyed WSNP as a 3 year old with my parents. I am not sure if you want to take a 4 month old baby there. Not too many facilities close by.
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Jayant K | Reviewed this property |
I'd contact the park (575-479-6124 or whsa_interpretation@nps.gov) to be sure, but the park is just off the highway 70 - the first thing being the Visitor Center and entrance to the monument behind it. Dunes Drive opens at... More