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White Sands National Monument

19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 479-6124
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Wonderful visit

Wonderful visit. Even my elderly mother was amazed and she doesn't like nature at all. She wanted... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gallup, New Mexico
Amazing, must see location!

We drove about nine hours to see the White Sand Dunes. So worth it! We stopped by the visitor... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Denver, Colorado
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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 yesterday

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
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We drove about nine hours to see the White Sand Dunes. So worth it! We stopped by the visitor center, where we watched a very well done movie, picked up a few gifts from the gift shop, and headed out for the five mile hike...More

Thank JacksGal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth getting off the highway when crossing New Mexico. Too easy to get fixed behind the windshield and drive 90 miles an hour going to Phoenix. Stop. Get of the road and walk the dunes. Awesome $oes not describe the experience.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went for a wedding at the park so did not have a lot of time to explore, but if an alien landed from another planet and said " show me your planet", this is where I would take it (Her/him). just spectacular. You can let...More

Thank TGOF
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I recently visited White Sands Natl Monument as part of a bus trip of the southwest. The gypsum sand dunes are impressive - almost like driving through part of another world. Some are as high as 50 feet with interesting desert vegetation...More

Thank Jamieky2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Crazy beautiful white sand dunes. Fun to hike and sled down. The natural beauty is beyond description. A must stop

Thank Aaron P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

White sands is a fascinating and beautiful location. The wonderful white dunes provide great family fun, while wildlife tours and the museum are great educational opportunities. If you are visiting Alamagordo this is the place to go!

Thank Jai100Owen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sledding on the dunes is so much fun and if you buy the sleds at a local walmart they are much cheaper than what the park charges from 12-18 dollars a sled. Its good to continue to drive out about 5-6 miles into the park...More

Thank kelly f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice sceneries and cool weather in November. You have to get slider and some food for playing all day long.

Thank min k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see! Grab a sled and slide down some of the dunes...why not? We enjoyed the sunset tour that allowed us to learn more about the plants and how the park was formed over time. There is also an excellent quick t...More

Thank TexasTravelerIV
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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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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
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Hi, I am planning on a roadtrip from Thursday to Sunday. I am from Oklahoma by the way, and I need your suggestion so I can make my trip more organized. Here is my plan so far: Thursday: Leave early in the morning, book an inn or airbnb near alamogordo, nm arrive there by evening and evening and spend a night there. Friday: Go to wsnm early in the morning, spend some time there no later than 1 pm, go to sandia peak tramway for tramway ride (since they close at 9pm). After tramway, dine in downtown ABQQ and spend a night there. Saturday: Drive to Carlsbad Caverns in the morning, visit King's Palace, Big Room, and bat flight for the day. Sunday: Drive back to Oklahoma. Is the plan realistically possible? I am little concerned about Friday's plan. Since I heard that WSNM is not worth to spend the whole day, I wanna go to sandia peak tramway just for the ride. Is my plan sound pretty reasonable? If not, would you give me suggestions? Thanks!
18 October 2017|
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Response from Fdelidude | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Just reviewed your travel plans. Having just last week traveled from ABQ to Alamogordo to WSNM & then to Carlsbad Caverns I do have some thoughts: Your itinerary is aggressive! Your trip will involve lots of... More