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White Sands Missle Range Museum

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Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM
+1 575-678-3358
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Worth the security check!

If you're not military, you'll have to get approval (background check) at the visitor center to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Round Rock, Texas
Small, but signifacnt

Not enough research done to put on plaqards for outside display. For example, King air plane was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Corrales, New Mexico
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The White Sands Missile Range reminds the visitor of the momentous events of 1945 and how a bomb ended World War II.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM
+1 575-678-3358
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're not military, you'll have to get approval (background check) at the visitor center to the right of the main gate first (took about 5 minutes). But you're in a nice air-conditioned building while you wait. I'll admit that I wasn't as into the...More

Thank CaraJW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not enough research done to put on plaqards for outside display. For example, King air plane was made to ferry von braun around the area as he helped prepare the bombs for WWll which you would never know from the 1 1/2 line write up!

Thank Mickey6448
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toured as a group as part of the National Association of Rocketry National Sports Launch. The museum is chock full of interesting things to see inside, with a fascinating group of large artifacts outside. One warning if you go out by yourself: be prepared...More

Thank Avis C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum! Lots of things to see. The first part was on early residents of the area. The part further back contained more on the missile range and was more unique and therefore more interesting to me. The missile park was closed because of the...More

2  Thank Kay B
Reviewed May 13, 2017

This little museum is FILLED with interesting stuff. You'll see so much missile hardware your head will spin. I really enjoyed the LONG move (video) about the launching of the V2. It's a 1950s production that goes through every step of the missile launch process....More

Thank 7,268
Reviewed May 6, 2017

We visited here on 4/24/17. I was looking forward to seeing the museum but in the end it was very disappointing. The first problem is getting to the museum, it's on an active base so I expected tight security. What I found was if you...More

4  Thank Peter K
Reviewed April 20, 2017

This is a must see while visiting Alamogordo! Missiles galore. If you have a son, you must pay this place a visit. Even girls like it. All adults love to visit. Don't miss it.

Thank Kimberley C
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Definitely worth the visit! Tons of cool information and exhibit on the V2 German Missile and several other famous air and space vehicles. Park your car outside the gate and walk through the gate. If you try to drive, they require a lengthy background check...More

1  Thank Sheryl W
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We only visited after seeing sign for the museum on the highway, but it was worth the stop. Go straight to visitor center to the right and the base runs a background check, then it's a short walk to the outdoor exhibits. I was especially...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed April 4, 2017

This was my second visit, I visited a few months ago while on a business trip and then decided to visit again an bring my son, it was definitely worth it. The indoor and outdoor museums have some very interesting exhibits. Most of the missiles...More

Thank Bill H
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Jayant K
I am planning to visit White Sands next week, and spend much of the time at WS Natl Monument, and also visit Missile Range museum on the way. In addition, is it possible to visit the Missile Range itself - what is there to see and if so, what hours? Lastly, how to find out if there will be any testing going on next week (12/23/16)? Thanks.
December 13, 2016|
Response from Jon C | Reviewed this property |
If you are going to museum from El Paso area, then there are cool "Tank Crossing" signs on the way to the museum and from the road you can see the range spots where they test ordinances (tanks, artillery, etc.), but there... More
Also, the street address of the Museum.
May 4, 2015|
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Response from oldnavy2001 | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure of the address, but you cannot miss the big missiles on display once you pass the guard shack
Directions, please, from East El Paso to the Museum
May 4, 2015|
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Response from tinydancer_9 | Reviewed this property |
To get to the White Sands National Monument, Take I-10 West to US-70 East. There will be an opportunity to take the 25 as you are nearing Las Cruces, NM. Take it towards US-70 east. There may be construction on the 25 and... More