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White Sands Missile Range Trinity Site

Nm-525, San Antonio, NM
+1 575-678-1134
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Always heard about this site growing up in Albuquerque! It is only open twice a year and I would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beth N
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Placitas, New Mexico
A trip to Trinity

If history is your thing, and you can arrange your schedule to match one of the two days per year... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
nmsteve1s
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New Mexico
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good53%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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“ranch house” (7 reviews)
“actual site” (3 reviews)
“stallion gate” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Nm-525, San Antonio, NM
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+1 575-678-1134
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always heard about this site growing up in Albuquerque! It is only open twice a year and I would recommend a day trip to come and see it! Make sure you bring some water with you though as there are no vendors around!

Thank Beth N
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

If history is your thing, and you can arrange your schedule to match one of the two days per year that the Department of the Army opens the White Sand Missile Range for visits to Trinity and the McDonald Ranch House, you should plan to...More

Thank nmsteve1s
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We waited at the caravan site for almost 2 hours before leaving. Lots of security! Slow drive across the range. We were able to hop a bus relatively quickly to see the McDonald house. I've seen the movie Fire on the Mountain and we are...More

Thank Teresa R
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The US Army opens Trinity Site the first Saturday of April and October. We chose to join the caravan that leaves from Tularosa High School, obviously in Tularosa, NM. Our recommendation is don’t enter this way. ID’s, car registration and insurance papers are checked before...More

Thank travelertoo2
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This was on my bucket list!!!! It was an emotional journey as I have studied physics for my entire life!!! It was neat knowing I was standing where Oppenheimer, Groves, Morrison, Bethe all stood!! There were lots of people around to answer questions and the...More

Thank gary c
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We stayed in Socorro and took the short ride to the Stallion Gate that is the entrance to the Site. We arrived at 7am and were about a mile back in line, waiting for the gate to open at 8am. Took about 20 minutes to...More

Thank Bandit331
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

To begin with don't trust google maps. You are looking to get on the White Sands Missile Range entrance near Socorro. You do want to arrive early. Shoot for sunrise so you can see the entrance. You will be let in starting at 8am, going...More

Thank bLiselotte
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Considering how long they have been doing this tour (since the 1950's) you would think they would have a good system of getting people in and out. Unfortunately we are talking about something run by the Government. The first surprise was a line of cars...More

2  Thank mlwtca
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Since it's only open 2 days a year, it draws a LOT of people. We got there at 8:15, and the line of cars to get in was 2 miles and 1 hour long. When we left, the line had grown to 3 miles. The...More

Thank Gregory W
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This was a fun adventure full of history. Worth the trip if you are off the beaten path kind of person. Make no mistake, if you are here, it's because you made the effort and you'll enjoy it. We did. Let me say first, I...More

Thank Kaladawg
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