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White Sands Missle Range Museum

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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all kinds of rockets who where tried out to launch from the 40th to now - cruise missile - patriot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Giessen, Germany

This is located at an actual military base, so you have to show ID to get inside. Since I had a... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2019
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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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.
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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 6 days ago

When we arrived we were told that the rules had changed and you couldn't visit if you were not a US citizen. You are only allowed if you know someone there who can escort you. Rather disappointed we had to turn round and leave...

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

all kinds of rockets who where tried out to launch from the 40th to now - cruise missile - patriot - Pershing- drones - and on top rattle snakes - you need a passport to get in -

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

This is located at an actual military base, so you have to show ID to get inside. Since I had a firearm aboard, I had to park outside the gate and walk in, but they were very polite and professional about it. The museum is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank c5mjb
Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

Took my grandkids 5,9,11. We had a nice but short visit a it was really hot and limited shade. It would be nice if they added a couple od covered seating areas. But it is cool to see all the pretty easy. You go to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

The History of this area goes back a very long way, at least as far as the Puebloan people, if not further. There are 3 different things to see & do, The Missile Park, The Museum & The V2 Building. Car parking here is limited...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

My husband & I visited today & we were surprised how much there was to see! We spent 2+ hours visiting the museum, the V-2 & all the outdoor missiles. My husband comes from a military family & was enjoying naming each missile on display...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lucy9252009
Reviewed August 1, 2019

I love this place. You sit in the white "sand" and it is cool and refreshing. You stand up and he "sand" falls right off. Bring a board to ride down the slopes. "Sand" is gympsun😉

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

Took a detour on the way to Roswell to see the Missile Park at White Sands it is just insde the base, the actual museum was closed but me and the kids could walk around ans see the sights. Go if you haven an intrest...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Resepappa
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

The actual museum (including the building containing the V2) was closed when we visited. Not told about that by the guards who checked us in so was a bit disappointing. The “missile walk” itself is sort of interesting. While there are signs that describe every...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

Lots of history here. Walk around a large display of actual missles and armorment used during various wars. My personal favorite was the V-2 housed in a building. Lots of history about the people and the projects they were a part of. Only takes an...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Jayant K
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
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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
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
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