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Address: 19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
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Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting...

Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting a museum and sledding down the huge dunes.

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A Beautiful Monument to Visit

White Sands is an experience everyone should have at least once just to see the magnificent landscape of white gypsum sand dunes. While it looks like snow, it is beautiful... read more

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

White Sands is an experience everyone should have at least once just to see the magnificent landscape of white gypsum sand dunes. While it looks like snow, it is beautiful rolling hills of dunes. You can get sleds at the visitor’s center to go sliding down the dunes. The visitor center has a nice gift shop and there is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we visited this site it was very pretty and unique. White sand and no ocean nearby. The sand is gypsum sand and it comes down from the surrounding mountains. Pictures taken during the middle of summer will look like it is on a mountain slope after a snow storm. The visitor's center is very informative and well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spending the day at a place like this will add to those priceless moments we all need to have with our families. Bring something to sled with or buy the discs for $15 at the gift shop. A major highlight is that they are dog friendly. It's easy to drive through. The sand is packed hard like concrete. Views are... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoy any of the National Park Services' monuments, parks and preserves. They are the only places you can see nature at its finest anymore. We were there two hours and wished we could have had more time to do more hiking and/or sledding. We are 60 years old and loves walking in the soft sand having it squish through... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As the title says, this place was beautiful and I am glad we are preserving it. We expected to spend at least a half day here but we found ourselves somewhat bored after 1-2 hours of wandering around. We rented sleds but it was tiresome and repetitive to keep climbing up the sand hills in the hot sun.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love White Sands! Beautiful and fun... truly worth the trip. And it has historical value as it includes the Trinity Site, which you really can't see but know it's out there.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The white sands are recommended for the good pictures. Especially nice at sunrise / sunset. Maybe too much hot at summer.

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mpls, mn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am sure glad that we stopped at white sands. It is just beautiful. The sand (gypsum) feels like it is wet and very cool but it is dry. We walked out on the boardwalk on one of the stops of the drive and the temp was really cool. As soon as we drove out of the sands the temp... More 

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the way back from Las Cruces we stopped at White Sands. What a beautiful place. Wish we had time to sled down the dunes. Looked like so much fun. We got out and got some amazing pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to White Sands National Monument for our group of 4. It is a very unique area of our world. We found the video that we viewed prior to our drive through the area to be very informative in our ability to define the various structures we were seeing. A very worthwhile point of interest.

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