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White Sands National Monument

19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 479-6124
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Bucket List

This park was on my bucket list for several years and I finally got to see it. It did not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cleveland, Ohio
Unique and fun place

Stopped here the day after exploring Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. The dunes are smaller... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sally M
Canton, Ohio
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19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 479-6124
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Reviewed yesterday

This park was on my bucket list for several years and I finally got to see it. It did not disappoint...it is so beautiful and like nothing I've seen before. I was only able to visit for a few hours but I bet it is...More

Thank Kims2529
Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here the day after exploring Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. The dunes are smaller than Great Sand Dunes National Park, but the white sand (gypsum) was really beautiful and interesting to hike through. We saw people sledding and sunbathing. The blue skies and mountains...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed yesterday

Drive all the way to the back for the best dunes! We go at least once every 3 months, BBQ and bring the sleds for a great family day.

Thank David Q
Reviewed yesterday

Such a cool place. We spent a couple of hours walking, looking and generally being amazes. Take your shoes off to climb over the dunes. Even in the heat, the sand is lovely and cool. Take lots of water. Use sunscreen. Wear a hat. Enjoy...More

Thank pris0nbreak
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved our visit to this National Monument! We are used to snow in the winter so it was very interesting to see white sand in the spring. Our hotel had flying saucers (type of sled) for us to use so we borrowed them and...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, this is a sand park. Well, one needs to see this and walk on and across the white sand dunes.One can get lost in time just walking across the sand dunes. Wonderful/outstanding**

Thank jack w
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in awe of the beautiful white sand dunes. It was much prettier than we expected and the sand was so soft! We walked for hours barefoot and enjoyed every second we spent in the park. Be sure to check the schedule for the...More

Thank Fbressler
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Never seen white sand or been to a "desert". This was a mini desert and got to see white sand! It was spectacular especially during sunset. Best part we did not get to experience was the night sky which is beautiful in pictures at least....More

Thank J J
Reviewed 4 days ago

White Sands National Monument is a must see when you visit New Mexico. Sunsets are spectacular. I especially enjoy when the park is open late for a full moon in the summertime. Our last visit was with two of my daughters, their spouses, and the...More

Thank terryhP9283XZ
Reviewed 4 days ago

White Sands Monument is a great place to visit. Though its called White Sands it is actually gypsum. There are walking trails, areas for people to slide down the sand (which you can rent/buy at the visitors center), picnic areas, etc. But i must give...More

1  Thank JEFFREY C
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Robin T
We are planning on coming from Texas to Carlsbad then to WSNP I have two teenagers with me. I was wondering we're the best place to stay the night would be? Are there any nice or unique places to stay close by either of those stops? Is there any other attractions that we should stop and see while we are on this route. Thank you
2 May 2017|
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Response from Mickey6448 | Reviewed this property |
Budget Motel 7 is cheap and clean and centrally located. Great BBQ places in the area. Museum up the hill. Best one is the toy train museum. Take the train trip and laugh! Then spend some time in the museum. Best part... More
Does anyone know if there is tour that provide transportation to the White Sands? I cannot drive and the area seems doesnt have Uber... The tours I found online are departing from LA but I am coming from Houston. So I am looking for some tours (Day tour will be the best) which are departing from Taxes or New Mexico
27 April 2017|
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Response from ElisabethL230 | Reviewed this property |
Can't say I know. Maybe check with the Air Force base or the White Sands Monument themselves. You need to go! Keep looking. Try one of the hotels in Alamogordo?
Sasha D
I am planning to camp for a night in White Sands in the end of April. It has been my dream for a while to see a sunrise and sunset and also watch the start in the desert. I am a bit concerned with the wildlife in the area, specifically snakes, scorpions (?) and spiders. Could someone please let me know how abundant is the wildlife in the park and how dangerous is it to camp for a night?
29 March 2017|
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Response from judyt1957 | Reviewed this property |
Almost anywhere you camp in the desert southwest, you should take precautions. The wildlife is ALL more afraid of you than you are of it. That being said, if a critter feels threatened, it might bite. When walking around... More