White Sands Missile Range Museum
This region was the site of the world’s first atomic bomb test and where scientists tested the German V-2 and other rockets that eventually took America into space. The main draw at this museum is the Missile Park, with more than 50 projectiles and plaques about each. Indoor exhibits highlight rocket and missile science and the people behind it.
A gift shop sells souvenirs and Native American crafts. The museum, though privately operated, is on the U.S. Army’s missile range. To enter, stop at the visitors center near the gate and be prepared to show your vehicle registration, driver’s license, and proof of auto insurance.
State Hwy. 213
3 mi. off US Rte. 70 (btw. MM 169 and 170)
- White Sands, New Mexico 88002
- 32.38593700, -106.47843500
- Museum: Weekdays 8--4; Sat. 10--3. Park: Daily sunrise–sunset.
- Visit Website
- (575) 678-3358