• Great Sand Dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains

    Great Sand Dunes

    National Park & Preserve Colorado

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Visitor Center

Visitor Center

The Visitor Center features:

-20-minute movie about the park

- Interactive exhibits for all ages

- Bookstore with wide selection of books, postcards, magnets, T-Shirts, posters, and more

- Exhibit area of fine art paintings and photography

- First Aid Room

- Back porch with viewing scope

- Restrooms and drinking water

- Simple snacks

- Firewood for sale (when campground concessioner is not open)

- Rangers to answer questions and help you plan your visit

Video Microscope to view sand grains

Interactive exhibits at the Visitor Center include a video microscope, rock/mineral table, and lightning tube

The Visitor Center is open every day year-round except federal holidays in winter.

The park and preserve are open 24 hours a day throughout the year. Visitor Center hours are generally:

9-4:30 in winter

9-5 in spring and fall

8:30-6:00 in summer

Did You Know?

Great Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle

Great Sand Dunes is home to at least six endemic insect species - found nowhere else on earth. The Great Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle is the best known of these endemics. More...