Q. Can I learn about rockets and atomic bombs there?
No—White Sands National Monument was created in 1933, before the development of modern rocketry and atomic bombs. The Monument is not a part of the adjacent White Sands Missile Range. You can learn about the military history of the area at the White Sands Missile Range museum and missile park, located 35 miles west of White Sands National Monument. For more information, call 575-678-2250. More information.