White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

Overview / Map of White Sands

Visitor Services

The Historic Adobe Visitor Center The Visitor Center building complex at White Sands National Monument is an excellent example of Spanish pueblo-adobe ("Pueblo-Revival") architecture constructed during the years of the Great Depression. Construction was begun in 1936 and completed in 1938 by various government agencies including the Works Progress ...

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Planning Your Visit

Directions Getting There The visitor center is located on U.S. Highway 70, 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Alamogordo and 52 miles east of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Travelers from Carlsbad Caverns to southern Arizona can follow U.S. 82 through the scenic Sacramento Mountains to reach White Sands ...

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In A Nutshell

Climate Averages Average Temperatures and Precipitation This table shows ...

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