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White Sands National Monument

  • Type: Sand Dunes
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Terrestrial Feature

Like No Place Else on Earth

Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here. - NPS



Name of Notable Genus AsNotedIn No Address Proximity Area
Name Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity Area
White Sands National Monument Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
US 70, US 82

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Physiographic Feature Sand Dunes

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Particulars for White Sands National Monument:
Physiographic Desert Environ
Historic Use Natural Feature
Sight Category Terrestrial Feature

Creative Works »

The Man Who Fell to Earth Film Nicolas Roeg "The Man Who Fell to Earth" filmed at White Sands National Monument.

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