White Sands Missile Range is located in south-central New Mexico off US Highway 70 between Las Cruces and Alamogordo.
The White Sands Missile Range Museum is located just inside the Las Cruces/Alamogordo Main Post Gate on the left.
Directions to the Las Cruces/Alamogordo Main Post Gate to White Sands Missile Range
From Las Cruces:
Take Highway 25 north to Highway 70 East (Highway 70 is
also called "Main Street")
Turn right onto Highway 70 East towards WSMR or
Continue on Highway 70 East for about 25 miles over the
San Augustine Pass and exit just after mile marker 169.
Turn right onto Owen Rd
The Las Cruces/Alamogordo Main Post Gate is
approximately 3 miles after the exit.
Take Highway 70 west.
Proceed about 47 miles to the missile range exit labeled
"Headquarters" just after mile marker 172. The exit ramp
loops under Highway 70 onto Owen Rd.
The Las Cruces/Alamogordo main post gate is approximately 3
miles after you exit.
At The Gate:
Enter the visitors center parking lot and
park your car.
At this point you can decide if you want
to drive your car or walk a short distance to the museum.
If you decide to walk, you will need a photo
ID and you can walk along the sidewalk to the right of the
vehicle inspection area.
Follow the sidewalk across the first
street and cross the main road at the crosswalk toward the
If you decide to
drive, follow the procedure below:
Getting a vehicle security pass at the Las Cruces Gate:
After parking your car, take
your driver´s license, vehicle registration
and proof of insurance and enter the visitor center
building. They will issue you a security pass to drive
to the museum.
Return to your car and drive to
the inspection point. Once the security guards have
cleared you, proceed straight ahead and turn left into the
museum parking lot.