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EP16 - Visit Alamogordo, NM

El Paso - Annual 2016


Alamogordo bills itself as the "Land of Film, Sand, and Space" and offers visitors a mix of outdoor fun and history. While here, frolic in miles of glittering sand and get up close to objects from the space race.

EP16 - Visit Alamogordo, NM
White Sands National Monument.
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White Sands National Monument

Why It's Cool
Movies, such as Transformers and its sequel, have been filmed here.

What To Bring
A snow saucer for sledding down the dunes and lots of sunscreen.

What You'll See
A landscape with sweeping waves of pristine white sand spreading out in all directions with blue skies above.

Special Features
Ten backcountry campsites and ranger-led full moon hikes or the popular full moon bike rides held twice a year.

Don't Miss
The White Sands Balloon Invitational, held each September.

Need-To-Know
Hours vary and temporary closures are frequent due to missile tests at the adjacent White Sands Missile Range. Admission: $5 adults, free 16 and under. nps.gov/whsa/index.htm


New Mexico Museum Of Space History
Photo by Steve Larese

New Mexico Museum Of Space History

Why It's Cool
It houses a replica of the space suit of Ham, the first chimp launched into space in 1961.

What To Bring
An inquisitive mind.

What You'll See
Exhibitions about the state’s contributions to make space flight possible.

Special Features
The International Space Hall of Fame, which celebrates the well- and lesser-known pioneers of space, and "The Basin Overlook" exhibition.

Don't Miss
Seeing the moon rock on display.

Need-To-Know
Open 10-5 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Open noon – 5 Sunday.
Closed on Tuesday.
Museum Only Rates: $7 for adults, $6 Sen/Mil/NM Resident, $5 Children (4-12), 3 and under free.
nmspacemuseum.org


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