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White Sands National Monument

19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 479-6124
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Very different!

This was a really different landscape from what we are used to in the Deep South! We've visited a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Biloxi, Mississippi
A must see

A natural wonder you must see if you are in Southern New Mexico The moonlight walk is breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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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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19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 479-6124
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a really different landscape from what we are used to in the Deep South! We've visited a lot of National Parks & National Monuments, and I was really surprised to see that sledding was not only allowed on the dunes, but that you...More

Thank itisjustus
Reviewed 6 days ago

A natural wonder you must see if you are in Southern New Mexico The moonlight walk is breathtaking but anytime is fun.

Thank crucesdave
Reviewed 1 week ago

White Sands is an absolute must when you are in Southern New Mexico. You need 2-4 hours to truly enjoy the place. Stop at the Visitors Center and rent (don't buy) round sleds and sled wax (just return them when you leave). Every turn on...More

Thank RickyD23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

More a national park really, than a monument. The area is huge and very WHITE. The fine white sand will give you menories for months on, when you find it in your car or your shoes 🤠

Thank 283nielsn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the sands in November which was a perfect time to be there. The temperature was about 70-75 so our 2 mile walk across the sand dunes was a very pleasant experience. A family with small children could do a short...More

Thank Edwina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came just before closing of visitor center, planned to stay on dunes for a night but unfortunately they told us that it is impossible due to some military tests in the area. I was very dissapointed about that:( so please check before going if...More

1  Thank jplaneta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool, stay for the sunset! buying a sled at the visitors center is a must! They even give you some wax to go faster! :)

1  Thank rafterhoochie2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving by here on the Friday after Thanksgiving so, needless to say, the place was packed. Washroom lines were huge....a half hour wait at least for the ladies and the restrooms were disgusting. There was no way to access someone to find out...More

Thank StanleyandMarie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful national monument! Driving through the white sands is like driving through snow drifts. Make sure you have a sled to slide down.

Thank aerete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful visit. Even my elderly mother was amazed and she doesn't like nature at all. She wanted to get out of the car and walk in the sand. Kids liked sledding, but then we just sat in the sand and talked. It was very relaxing....More

Thank NMtraveler47042
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Joscelyn V
8 December 2017|
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Response from 283nielsn | Reviewed this property |
Nice and comfortable... And WHITE- like snow ⛄️ 🤠
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Debra C
12 November 2017|
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Response from Christine Z | Reviewed this property |
Since it is in the southern most part of New Mexico, I would think it would be a great time-especially since it wouldn't be as warm as in the summer. This is a great place to visit.
Debra C
12 November 2017|
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