White Sands, New Mexico: Nike Missile Rest Stop

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US Hwy 70 E., White Sands, NM
On the south side of US Hwy 70 just east of the mountain pass between White Sands and Las Cruces.
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Missile rest stop.

Nike Missile Rest Stop
An old Nike Missile stands at a highway overlook, welcoming road-weary visitors to stop and ponder the sun-baked badlands where America once tested its atomic bombs. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/15/2010]

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Picnic Rocket.

Picnic Under a Rocket

Driving South from Alamogordo (Roadrunner and Pistachio Nut still there) I was on the way down [US 70] to Las Cruces. On the northbound side of the [highway was a picnic area with what seemed to be a missile sticking out of it. I rubbed my eyes and instantly blamed last night's tequila, but no -- it was there! The locality of the missile base and testing area could provide a clue. Was it donated? Did it go astray and miraculously land right side up and get repainted?

[Spiderpig41, 06/30/2010]

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