White Sands Missile Range
At the White Sands Missile Range museum you can
trace the origin of America's missile and space activity, find out
how the atomic age began and learn about the accomplishments of
scientists like Dr. Wernher von Braun and Dr. Clyde Tombaugh at White
Sands. Displays also include the prehistoric cultures and the
rip-roaring Old West found in southern New Mexico. For an area map
and driving directions, Click Here!
The museum also has a gift shop with items
from local artists and a variety of goods featuring the missile range
logo and other aspects of White Sands. For a complete list of items
and prices call the gift shop at (575) 678-8800. To see a short list
of souvenir items from the gift shop use this link --
Outside the museum is a missile park
displaying a variety of missiles and rockets tested at White Sands.
These include everything from the WAC Corporal and Loon (U.S. version
of the V-1) to a Pershing II and Patriot. More than 50 items are on
display. To view a list and photos of the missiles and rockets in the missile park
use this link -- Missiles
in Missile Park
To get to the museum, enter either the Las Cruces
or El Paso gates and tell the guard you are going to visit the
museum. He or she will direct you.
The Museum is open year-round. Hours on weekdays are 8 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Closed on Sundays and Holidays. The missile park is open everyday from sunrise to
sunset. There is no fee for either. For more information concerning events call the White Sands
Missile Range Museum (575) 678-8800, or e-mail