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White Sands National Monument

19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 479-6124
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One of the most spectacular things I’ve ever seen

Visited yesterday as part of a road trip in the USA and this was on our list. We decided we would... read more

Reviewed today
galaxygirl26
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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A very interesting place to visit, ware sunblock :)

A very interesting place to visit, ware sunblock :) you going to need it, bring a dish so you can... read more

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Marco E
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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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"white gypsum"
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"national monument"
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"miles and miles"
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"new mexico"
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"the loop"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited yesterday as part of a road trip in the USA and this was on our list. We decided we would hike one of the trails which was 1mile long but there are others that are available whether you’re disabled or a seasoned hiker. We’re...More

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Reviewed today

A very interesting place to visit, ware sunblock :) you going to need it, bring a dish so you can slide on the hills of the sands.

Thank Marco E
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Reviewed yesterday

We've been to many beaches with soft sand, but this is unreal! The Gypsum sand is the softest thing we've ever touched. If we'd been younger, we'd have enjoyed sledding down the dunes. The visitors center offers a short film that explains how this unique...More

1  Thank Fred and Terry B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the National Parks and since we were already in New Mexico for my son-on-law's college graduation, we tried to get to as many NP's as possible. My daughter and her husband both tried the sledding. It was hard to get the sleds to...More

1  Thank Kathy73k
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Once you get off of the pavement, it seems like you are driving through snow. Nice exhibits, fun to hike up and down the dunes and picnic.

1  Thank Todd B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited White Sands National Monument on a weekday in early May and had a great time exploring the worlds largest gypsum dunefield. I spent about 6 hours at the park and was able to walk the entirety of the 5 trails and visit the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Unique park with nice views of sand that goes on for days. You don't need to spend a lot of time here to see it and enjoy it. Be sure to take your shoes off and hike over a dune or two to really enjoy...More

Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

White Sands is full of desolate yet beautiful, natural scenery. Recommend to get their early not necessarily to beat the crowds, but to beat the afternoon heat. Entrance fee is $5 per person, however National Park Passes are honored here which will help to save...More

Thank JNFII
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can toboggan without getting cold or wet never knew this place existed it is an awesome thing you should stop here better than the world's largest ball of twine if you are disabled or a senior I think you can get a free pass...More

Thank Stella K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We just did a week long road trip through New Mexico and this was by far our favorite destination. We spent two days out here and backpacked the short distance to the backcountry campsites. That is definitely worth it! We watched the sunset and it...More

Thank jrog9832
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Rachel C
30 April 2018|
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Response from mckinck2018 | Reviewed this property |
If you are on the sand, you will have to be barefooted to climb up the dunes. On the roads, you can wear sandals or any kind of walking shoe. The sand is not really sand, it is gypsum . It is very soft and cool to,the... More
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Brandon S
26 April 2018|
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Response from Ron T | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend getting on the NPS website for White Sands National Monument, Plan Your Visit, Eating & Sleeping and then select the Primitive Backcountry Camping link. Review it thoroughly because there is a lot of info... More
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Kosta-Macedonia
17 March 2018|
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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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