White Sands National Monument is unlike any other place on planet. Located near Hollonman Airforce Base and Alamogordo, New Mexico, White Sands serves as a unique place to visit with giant gypsum sand dunes which are strikingly unique and rare. The sand dunes are also the world’s largest gypsum dunes in the world.
White Sands National Monument has a rich history, such as it served as the testing range for the first nuclear weapon test, as also known as the Trinity Site. The site is still used as missile testing range today. White Sands is perfect for a day trip, picnics, and much more. The National Monument is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world because of the gypsum sand dunes that cover an area of 275 square miles.