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White Sands Missle Range Museum

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Address: Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM
Phone Number:
575-678-3358
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The White Sands Missile Range reminds the visitor of the momentous events...

The White Sands Missile Range reminds the visitor of the momentous events of 1945 and how a bomb ended World War II.

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This museum appeals to a wide audience - lots of military history, missiles, and information about the Trinity Site. It also has exhibits on frontier life, American Indians, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Shenandoah, Virginia
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Shenandoah, Virginia
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum appeals to a wide audience - lots of military history, missiles, and information about the Trinity Site. It also has exhibits on frontier life, American Indians, and World War II. Ben Steele's paintings of the Bataan Death March are especially moving. Wear sunscreen and drink water while exploring the missiles.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The meusem was very interesting with many interesting exibets. It has many interesting rooms that are well made and many types of missiles. Great place!

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free to US citizens, museum has old history, range and Missile history, and project Trinity. Great collection of missiles and associated optic, telemetry, and electronics in one place. Then out side is the best collection of small-short Range Army, Air Force, and Navy missiles anywhere. I worked on the Lance for a summer in college.

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Plymouth, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonably good review of history of settlement and 'conquering' the west, but a bit scattered on the history and development of the missile. Needed more work.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! The museum was great to learn about history and the sand hills were so fun to climb and sled down!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great treat to visit the history of Military Missile. The coming changes are awesome and well planned out. Mr. Stockwell provide a great tour and local history information. The Missile Park outside was great. The restored V2 rocket was an outstanding display.

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Thank Hwhire22
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

If you have an interest in missiles, you will enjoy this museum. Be prepared to show ID and know you must pass a background check before being granted access.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

The museum at WSMR is truly a great place! A complete history of testing on the range in one location. Items John Q Public might not be able to see anywhere else! Including an F-4 from nearby Holloman AFB (which I had to privilege to help arrange). This has an outdoor area for large exhibits (like missiles) and an indoor... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Great Museum full of historical items and information. Outdoor display is great with a nice view. Just be aware that you must pass a background check before entering. You may walk in but If you drive the two blocks to the museum your car will be searched at the guard portal. Well worth the security check!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

We just stopped here spur of the moment, and we were so glad we did! Getting on base can be tough if you don't have an ID, but it's worth it. There is an under construction area about the history of the Tularosa Basin and the inhabitants who lived there and then rooms and rooms full of history about the... More 

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