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Address: 19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
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(575) 479-6124
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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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Fascinating place!

Believe it or not, I was on a business trip and my colleagues convinced me to join them on this detour. I'm so glad I went! Calling it a "monument" is a bit of a misnomer IMHO... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Gallup, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

For a cold December day, the park seemed extremely busy! We were on our way home, so took a short drive through the park. Got out briefly to put our toes in the sand. A fun place to "sled."

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Believe it or not, I was on a business trip and my colleagues convinced me to join them on this detour. I'm so glad I went! Calling it a "monument" is a bit of a misnomer IMHO because really it's more of a park. You can actually sled down the dunes! You can pull over in numerous places and walk... More 

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Columbia, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful and unique park! The white sand is similar to what is found along the Florida Gulf of Mexico beaches. Here, though, there are miles and miles of it! We highly recommend sledding down the hills! The gift shop at the front of the park sells the sleds, and they will give you a partial refund if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My love of nature was truly enhanced with this beautiful scenery! Even on the hottest day the sand was cool and under the top layer even cooler! Get a "sand disc" or you can call it a snow sled and have a BLAST sledding down the sand dunes! Up for a evening stroll? Enjoy the beautiful sunset stroll through the... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the beautiful white sand. Went to late to check out the visitor center. Even heard a bomb drop while we were there! Cool experience. Lots of places to pull off to take pictures. Very relaxing place.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visit to a out of the way place out side of El Paso in New Mexico. Worth the detour drive if in the area. Has camping - and horse riding - and a driving trail for you to drive through the 30 to 40 foot tall dunes - lots of parking to get out and play on the dunes... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had hoped to arrive at White Sands earlier in the day but flight delays led to us arriving just before the closure of the visitor center and, fortunately, just in time to participate in the Ranger-guided Sunset Stroll. The Sunset Stroll meets daily about an hour before sunset at its own gathering area along the park’s scenic drive, 4.7... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never suspected kids could go sled riding without snow pants, a coat, mittens, and boots. It reminded me so much of home, except it was not cold. This is a must see for anyone traveling through the area. The loop drive was fantastic and the museum was very informative with a well done and beautiful video. Whatever you do, don't... More 

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very quiet, warm December day. For several hours we saw no one. With our borrowed sleds and wax(thanks Holiday Inn, Alamogordo)we had no problem sliding down the dunes. We enjoyed our "pizza" picnic and watched the sunset. It's hard to believe such a place exists. This is a must do and probably one of the most surreal... More 

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Leon, Mexico
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76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to come here as a kid when we lived in the area. I was excited to introduce my kids to White Sands. They had a great time. We have grade schoolers. We stopped at the visitors center, did a short hike, had a picnic and at least a hour of fun sledding down the dunes. Here are a... More 

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