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White Sands Missile Range

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Address: Las Cruces, NM
Phone Number: 505-678-1134
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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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I'm not much of a "military guy," but I've always loved rockets, and here is where you'll find the birthplace of America's rocket history. You have to get a visitor's pass (by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not much of a "military guy," but I've always loved rockets, and here is where you'll find the birthplace of America's rocket history. You have to get a visitor's pass (by showing your driver's license) before you can gain admittance to the Base, but then the Missile Park and Museum are just a very short walk away. The museum... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

even though it was closed, we still could walk around the outside portion. Great photoops with missiles. (and Cubon and ratata pokemon).

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Thank MaryBryan2011
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Really fun really hot and really bright..make sure you take sun block and plenty of water. There isnt alot of shade so make sure you are prepared for that ..alot of fun for the kiddos

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

The White Sands Missile Range is in a beautiful setting with the Army Base located at the eastern foot of the Organ Mountains. The White Sands Missile Range Museum is on a U.S. Army base. You must clear security before you can enter. This was our second visit. We were here about 10 years ago. At that time, you could... More 

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Kilgore, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

I think this was our first time entering a military base so we did know about the showing the car's registration, insurance and our photo IDs. We figured the car's registration sticker was OK because in Texas you don't carry your registration around...well that was actually a slight issue but then the guard did allow us inside since we were... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Activity is limited. The golf course is closing and amenities are sparse. There will be nothing here in two years.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Whitecap Sands Missile Range was created at the end of World War II to test captured German V-2 missiles. It is a huge tract of land most of which is not accessible by the general public. However, at the entrance to the base itself there is a missile Park and Museum exhibiting most of the tactical and long-range missiles that... More 

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Thank Jim E
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

White Sands National Monument, the park, is listed in trip advisor as being in Alamogordo (which is technically true, it is a few miles south of the city). Be sure you enter the correct info in your GPS if you are not familiar with the area. The monument is 20+- miles northeast of the base.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

This should have 5 stars seriously but in the summer it's sooooo hot that we couldn't fully enjoy. That aside, we borrowed sleds and drove there, paid a small car fee and we were in! We spent the evening waking around the dunes, climbing up and sliding down. Basically it's a natural wonder that everyone should see and experience! Try... More 

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Edinburg,texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

So extraordinary and unique, family had a grate time,very educational for my grandkids. The officer that cleared us was very proffecional and attentive . I thank God for people like this officer. I keep this officer in my prayers. This museum is amezing♡

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