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Address: 19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone Number: (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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It's hard to believe all the pure white sand in one area. Enjoyed walking around the park and just looking at the natural beauty. It would be a great place to take children and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's hard to believe all the pure white sand in one area. Enjoyed walking around the park and just looking at the natural beauty. It would be a great place to take children and enjoy a day at the beach(minus the water) and kids can sand surf. Recommend watching the short video in welcome center to understand the park. You... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the best part of the trip. We got the sleds from the visitors center with the wax. OH MY....so much fun!!! Dress for the occasion though....we thought New Mexico....warm right??? Sorry, it is cold in November. (But hey still warmer than sledding in Indiana in January) :)

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I had a wonderful time hiking the trails at White Sands. I was a little concerned that we would get lost in the miles of sand dunes, but the trails were very well marked with orange sticks, making it easy to follow and get back safely to our car. If you have kids that like to sled,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very beautiful and unique place on the earth. A must-see We brought the snow sled for the kids to sleding down the white sand hill. It's so fun! A must-do The only thing is that the park close between after-sunset and after-sunrise. I didn't check and assume. So I was surprised when I got up early to drive to the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did one of the trails in the White Sands national monument and it was great although there were so steep dunes! It's beautiful and really well managed. If you have kids, bring a sled to go down the dunes it's really fun!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in the backcountry camping opportunities, be sure to arrive at the visitors center at 9:00am sharp! There are only ten permits per day, and (at least when we were there) they went pretty quickly. For everyone else, the park is amazing. Try to get there later in the afternoon to enjoy the sunset over the dunes... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was stationed in Alamogordo back in the early 1990's and always had a great time visiting the sands on the weekends. This is a great family vacation spot and offers hiking, camping and amazing site seeing opportunities. We highly recommend the stop, you will not be disappointed!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the coolest places we have ever visited. It's like playing in snow but without the wetness and coldness. Super fun!

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Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My biggest advice would be to get there when the Dunes Drive opens to avoid the crowds and drive directly to the Alkali Trail to enjoy the best view of the Monument. I arrived about 10 minutes after the drive opened and found myself the only person on the road even though I ran into other people at the various... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Comprises no more than a vast area of dunes formed of gypsum rather than sand. Surprisingly cold to walk on, even under a blazing sun. Plastic sleds may be rented for children to scoot downhill on and have fun without freezing! Wonderful vistas for those happy to trek to the top of the larger dunes. Many cabanas, with table, benches,... More 

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