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    See White Sands National Monument

    by Basaic Written May 16, 2009

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    Dune Life Nature Trail
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    White Sands National Monument contains part of a 275 square mile expanse of white Gypsum sand. This is the largest gypsum field in the world. The area offers a glimpse at a unique environment with some unique species of animal and plant life. There are some nice trails you can take to experience this environment including the handicapped accessible Boardwalk Trail. You can also have a picnic, or rent a metaldisk and slide down the dunes. You can hike across the desert off the marked trails but if you do so, make sure you follow the safety guidelines. There is a nice visitors center with some good educational displays and a Nature Center (if it is open).

    For more information see my White Sands National Moument Page coming soon.

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    Great View of Alamogordo from the Space Museum

    by Elane77 Written Jun 16, 2006

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    Take a trip up the hill to the New Mexico Space Museum of Space History. Up here you'll not only find several important space and military exhibits, but a wonderful view of Alamogordo and the surrounding mountains. We went up there for after the museum had closed and we were all alone to take in the sunset.

    Right next to the museum is the state's only IMAX theatre, which is always a fun time.

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    Surf the White Sands

    by Elane77 Updated Jun 14, 2006

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    The White Sands National Monument, southwest of Alamogordo, is one of the most surreal places I've ever been. Nothing but glistening white sand for miles. Fun to play in and a treat to look at. At $5 per person, it was a bargain and can provide a day's adventure or a nice spot for a relaxing picnic.

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    White Sands

    by bocmaxima Written Mar 22, 2006
    This was just after a rare snowfall in 2002/2003
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    This is one of the best things about Southern New Mexico.
    White Sands is an absolutely gorgeous collection of dry, white dunes spread over several miles, some of which is open to the public as a national monument. The dunes are actually a dry lake bed, Lake Lucero. Coming into Alamogordo from the east or west on Highway 70 gives you a really beautiful view of this lake bed from the mountains forming what used to be the ancient shoreline.
    What's great about White Sands is that you can just start walking and almost lose yourself on the dunes. There are trails, which are really just a few signs and a collection of footprints, but it's fun sometimes to go off and find your own little corner.
    White Sands is worth at least a day, and you kids will love it. It also has the benefit of being only about 30 minutes from either Las Cruces or Alamogordo. I prefer staying in Las Cruces, but maybe that's just me.
    Entry is $10, I believe, which is good for a week.

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    New Mexico Museum of Space History

    by Sharrie Updated Jun 22, 2004

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    NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF SPACE HISTORY: For more details, please proceed to its official website at SpaceFame.Org.

    Purely for guys only ;-) (IMHO).
    Imagine me discussing about the space program? Nah...

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    Space museum

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Within the musuem, one gets a glimpse of type of food taken while in outer space, 'space toilet', & some virtual simulation of what outer space is like. The history of space exploration is also presented in exhibits form to visitors of the museum.

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  • White Sands National Monument

    by Enchanted Written Feb 25, 2003

    Miles and Miles of white gypsum sand, make for a fun day of play. You can rent sand boards at the gift shop or fashion one of your own. It's a blast. Just don't go wandering too far, many people have died out there after getting lost.

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    Oliver Lee SP: Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

    by Basaic Written Feb 3, 2010

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    Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
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    There is a nice little Chihuahuan Desert Garden located by the parking area. Walk through it and see desert plants native to the area.

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    Oliver Lee SP: Tularosa Basin

    by Basaic Written Feb 3, 2010

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    Tularosa Basin
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    Since the park is located where the Tualrosa Basin meets the Sacremento Mountains, there are also some spectacular views of the Tularosa Basin.

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    Oliver Lee SP: Dog Canyon

    by Basaic Updated Feb 3, 2010

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    Dog Canyon
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    The main part of the park is located in Dog Canyon. Dog Canyon is very pretty and you can access more of it on the Dog Canyon Trail (see more about the trail on my Sports Tip).

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    Alameda Zoo: Watch the Trees

    by Basaic Written May 19, 2009

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    These animals like the trees much more than the last animals. The Lemur is only found on the African Island of Madagascar. The Ocelot is also endangered.

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    Alameda Zoo: Birds

    by Basaic Updated May 19, 2009

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    The first area as you enter the zoo is a bird pond and other bird displays. There are also birds from Australia and South America farther along.

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