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    Get a National Park Service Passport

    by Hopkid Updated Dec 3, 2006

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    Get one...it's fun!

    Favorite thing: These are really fun and spark interest in the National Park Service system. The brainchild of a marketing genius, the purchaser can get a stamp from each of the NPS sites he or she visits. The collection of these stamps, similar to postal cancellation postmarks (which include the name of the park and the date visited) become fun to collect. It's a great way to get the kids (of all ages!) excited about going to different parks, monuments, seashores, etc. that are operated by the NPS.

    The passport itself is reasonably priced and the stamps are, of course, free. Each NPS facility has a stamp available at the visitor's center. If you don't see it just ask the ranger on duty. Some (e.g., Mt. Rushmore, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse) have special stamps with a depiction of the area/monument. Great fun!

    You can obtain an NPS passport at any park Visitor's Center or online at the National Park Service Store.

    Around Alamogordo you can get a stamp at White Sands National Monument.

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    The wonder of IMAX

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Fondest memory: To my utmost surprise, Alamogordo even has an IMAX theatre! That's really cool! I love IMAX & OMNIMAX movies. IMHO, they are by far the best substitute for not having the chance to visit the actual sites. To date, my favorite documentaries are: 'Antarctica', 'Journey Into Amazing Caves', 'Ring of Fire', 'Everest' & 'Alaska'.

    On the night we stayed here, we managed to catch another film titled 'Lost Worlds'.

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    El Paso

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Fondest memory: We decided against staying in El Paso after landing at its airport & driving through the city. The hotel where we had a prior online reservation was nice though. That's the Marriott El Paso & we had it for US$79 ++ including breakfast for 2.

    After having a great lunch in a restaurant across from Marriott El Paso(I love its salad bar) - highly recommended, we proceeded to Alamogordo where Ann had another reservation made after consulting some friends. Truely, this is a much nicer town to stay in. At the very least, we feel pretty safe here. A small but cosy town.

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  • My Faves In Alamogordo

    by Enchanted Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: White Sands National Monument & The International Space Museum are two of the best things in Alamogordo to see anytime. Visit White Sands on a full moon and take the evening tour. If you like space history the space hall is the most interesting. Don't forget to visit the Imax theater there.
    My biggest "general tip" for visitors to Alamo is this: Don't expect things to jump out at you for you to have fun, there is lots to do and see, it's what you make of it.

    Fondest memory: We have some of the most beutiful sunsets here. There is just something about this place, you miss it when you leave.

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