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White Sands National Monument and Missile Range

Just south of Alamogordo, you will find 275 square miles of White Gypsum Sand Dunes rising from the floor of the Tularosa Basin. This is the world's largest gypsum dune field. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dune field, along with the plants and animals that have successfully adapted to this constantly changing environment.

A little farther south of that is the White Sands Missil Range which includes the White Sands Missile Museum. Both are worth a visit.

Alameda Zoo

The Alameda Park and Zoo was established in 1898 and is the oldest zoo in New Mexico. This 7 acre zoo is home to 90 different species and over 300 animals. The zoo is next to the Airborne Park, and near Founder's Park, the Historic New York Street, and the County Court House.

Museums

Alamogordo boasts several museums. To me, one of the most interesting was the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Other museums include: The Tularosa Basin Museum and the Toy Train Depot and Museum.

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  • In a nutshell:Nice Museums; White Sands;
  • Last visit to Alamogordo: May 2009
  • Intro Updated May 16, 2009
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  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    Looks like lot to do here - museums - hiking trails. I like the Golden Corral also - always go there if there is one around.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    I had a plan to be in New Mexico in Sept-but alas, not now. This looks like a good place to maybe visit. Great pics and tips

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    I never realized that isolated Alamogordo had so many attractions! Thanks for that nice tour of the zoo - it reminded me of Living Desert State Park just outside Carlsbad, where I worked last summer.

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