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White Sands National Monument

19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 479-6124
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Good for a short stop . . .

You can see it coming while traveling in either direction -- mounds and mounds of white sand that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
calmtnman
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Coarsegold, California
Well worth the stop!

We made a quick tour through and absolutely had a fantastic time. Sand so cool, and blindingly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mantamike
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Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting a museum and sledding down the huge dunes.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sand dunes” (260 reviews)
“visitor center” (290 reviews)
“gift shop” (360 reviews)
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19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
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(575) 479-6124
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can see it coming while traveling in either direction -- mounds and mounds of white sand that sometime takes on the look of snow. Three or four miles in there is an inter-dune boardwalk with very good informational displays and photo opportunities. If the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We made a quick tour through and absolutely had a fantastic time. Sand so cool, and blindingly white, gorgeous place.

Thank Mantamike
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We travel quite a bit and have never seen this type of beauty. Very unique. You drive to see the White Sands. One of the stops is a boardwalk which is very nice. Unless you buy / rent a sled in the gift shop you...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the scenic drive through the white sands, took a stroll out on the boardwalk and saw tiny lizzard tracks, we only wished we had taken a picnic! Saw so many families, kids sliding down the dunes on saucers (they usually sell these in...More

Thank DeeTX66
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The white sand is really bright. Some dunes are quite high. They must plow back the sand quite often because it blows over the road. Any car can access this eight mile park. We tried sand surfing, it didn't work out to well because we...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small national park to explore. Lots of trails to walk and enjoy. Went on sunset scroll. Lots of fun. Relaxing day.

Thank Samantha J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gypsum is what makes White Sands white. Wind and sun have separated water from the gypsum and formed selenite crystals. We were directed to the Playa trail, 1200 ft in length to look for the crystals but we did not find any. First we did...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You book a hotel in "Alamogordo" and from there drive at four thousand and some feet above sea level to this dreamlike 710 km2 of white sand dunes space. Images can't quite capture the actual beauty if this national park. There is a reception desk...More

Thank KarinaPalmer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument is nearly 144,000 acres and road visitors will see only a very small piece of it. The public road does allow access to different walking trails and there are many places to park and play on the dunes. The white gypsum sand is...More

Thank Steven P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sun bathing and photographers heaven. The White Sands are just something truly amazing to see, walk all the way up a hill and nothing but sand to see for miles. Fly kites, do a photo shoot, take in some sun. The only thing we did...More

1  Thank kaitlin8899
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Kosta-Macedonia
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Response from Candice B | Reviewed this property |
Plan for a few hours. Even if you do not plan on staying that long, it would be wise to have some wiggle room. The first time I went there, I got lost and ended up trying to find my way out which took a couple hours. Also... More
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sockmonkey06
10 February 2018|
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Response from Ellahon | Reviewed this property |
no shower, only a "toilet "
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Kathy H
1 February 2018|
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Response from Ellahon | Reviewed this property |
i would call them ahead of time to make sure parking allowed for 24 ft trailer. but the place is big.
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