Monday, June 27, 2011

Review: White Sands Missile Museum

(Our southwest trip started May 1. All of my posts were written as the trip went along but were not posted live until we returned. If you want to read all the posts related to the trip, click on "southwest" in the label section below).

As we continued west towards Las Cruces, we made a stop at the White Sands Missile Museum. It is on an active military base and we were required to show photo ID at the guard gate.

There is no charge to visit the site. We found it quite interesting, with a display sign at each missile giving some history, such as when the missile was used, plus statistics like range and fuel type. There is also a small gift shop and indoor museum.

Notice the mountains in the photo. My husband asked the guard about taking photographs. No problem as long as the camera was pointed towards the mountains and in no other direction.

If you have an interest in military history, this is a worthwhile stop.

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