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White Sands Missile Range

 

Photo: WSMR Museum 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.

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) 678-8824. The museum maintains a website with a short list of souvenir items from their gift shop.

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. Navy version of the V-1) to a Pershing II and Patriot. More than 50 items are on display.

The museum is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The missile park is open everyday from sunrise to sunset. There is no fee for either.

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. Our Range Map shows the layout of our installation. The museum is item 38 on the map, a small portion of which you see to the right..

The museum can be reached at phone number (575) 678-8824. For more information you can see the museum´s website which is sponsored by the White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation (Not Part of The Department of Defense) dedicated to the support of the White Sands Missile Range Museum to collect, house, catalogue, preserve, display, and maintain the history of White Sands Missile Range. The museum´s website is:

http://www.wsmr-history.org/

 
This page was last updated on 4/14/2010 1:57 PM 
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