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White Sands National Monument

19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 479-6124
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INTERESTING, PEACEFUL, A MUST SEE EVEN IF YOU CAN'T STAY LONG,(not sand, gypsum!)

when we were first going by the dunes to get to the park, the dunes were beautiful from the road... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
marlayne s
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Canton, Pennsylvania
Fun but not a destination

This place was beautiful. We rented 5 sleds (I am frugal, so if I had it to do over again I would... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CR141141
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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
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(575) 479-6124
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Reviewed 2 days ago

when we were first going by the dunes to get to the park, the dunes were beautiful from the road and went on for miles and miles. so stunning!! when we got to the park, we didn't visit the visitor's center, or watch the movie....More

Thank marlayne s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was beautiful. We rented 5 sleds (I am frugal, so if I had it to do over again I would rent 2-3 and share. I expected the dunes to be bigger (I've heard the ones in Colorado were bigger) so I wanted everyone...More

Thank CR141141
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We drove about 3 hours out of our way to visit this place, and found it well worth the effort. Deep blue New Mexico skies set against the fine-granule sand was breathtaking. My son had a blast sliding down the hills on a snow saucer....More

Thank SundanceMountain
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were fortunate to go when it was slightly overcast which made it pleasant and bearable. The sun did peek thru for a bit and it did get very hot. Drinks lots of water even if you don't think you need it. I recommend you...More

Thank Velezclan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Start your visit by going into the visitors center to understand the history of the area (and pick up a sled if you want!). Then take the scenic drive and enjoy the journey as you head toward the heart of the dunes. Be careful about...More

Thank Natalia6363
Reviewed 4 days ago

The park is scenic and beautiful, but if you visit I have two recommendations you may want to consider. It is HOT, and you will burn if you don't apply lots of sunscreen. The sun is reflected on the white sand, and it's like being...More

3  Thank Laura A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our most recent visit was for our youngest grandson to play in the sand. As a two year old he had fun sliding down the sand dune. His mom was tentative until she saw how he could manage to lean to prevent a tip over.......and...More

1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are no words to describe the beauty of this place. I wish I was camping there to see the sunrise, the sunset and everything in between. This place is magic. Nature at it's best!

Thank cdc2509
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome stop and the dunes look beautiful, specially in sun. There are few dunes with vegetation but after one point, it is just plain sand dunes... all white in color. The backdrop of mountains and blue sky is mesmerizing. The best time...More

1  Thank Raman K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our 10 year old grandson with us. We saw some wild life. Also drove through the dunes. So many people were having fun with the sleds.

Thank Diane-Arlan B
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karwarsrini
18 June 2017|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
Even though I enjoyed WSNP as a 3 year old with my parents. I am not sure if you want to take a 4 month old baby there. Not too many facilities close by.
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yasmine730
12 June 2017|
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Response from Jayant K | Reviewed this property |
I'd contact the park (575-479-6124 or whsa_interpretation@nps.gov) to be sure, but the park is just off the highway 70 - the first thing being the Visitor Center and entrance to the monument behind it. Dunes Drive opens at... More
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Mari L
26 May 2017|
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Response from Prajakta L | Reviewed this property |
You ll get rented sleds for $10 to $15 along with the wax cubes...also when you return them...you ll get $5 back
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