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The National Atomic Testing Museum

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Address: 755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Formerly Atomic Testing Museum)
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+1 702-794-5151
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.

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Unique and interesting if you like museums and don't mind a fair amount of reading

I personally enjoyed this museum but I am kind of a "museum type person." Our family of four (parents and two teens) had mixed opinions on it, one parent and one kid having felt... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you believe in Area 51. they have a whole room explaining it. Then their is the museum that shows what happened with Atomic testing. What haven to people, towns, food etc.To think the government us the military to be models to see what happens to people the closer they are to atomic blasting. So many came down with cancer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

North of Las Vegas sits a valley looking like the surface of the moon. Here in this museum is the story of mans quest to make nuclear weapons. For me a profound experience, when you consider the destruction capability is today a launch away. I have been trying to get here for years and finally took the time to go.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just outside of Las Vegas Nevada the USA did extensive testing of Atomic bombs (and many other types of munitions). This museum is a very detailed account of the history of that testing and development (you can read as much as you like or just read the main story boards and watch the many videos). I remember when I was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I personally enjoyed this museum but I am kind of a "museum type person." Our family of four (parents and two teens) had mixed opinions on it, one parent and one kid having felt like it was really quite interesting, enough so as not to rush through and skip some of the displays that involved reading, and the other parent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone has heard about the Atomic Testing done by the US, but most do not know that so many bombs were set off right in Vegas's backyard. It is amazing that Las Vegas is still here. This place is a real eye opener to the testing that was done.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect at the Museum - whether it would be dry fact or too scientific. But a lot of consideration has been taken to present an overview of the Atomic Age in the 50's and the subsequent aftermath in the decades that followed. What surprised me were the 'Atomic Tourists' who came to Las Vegas to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to see what an atomic bomb looks like? They've got one (with the explosive part removed of course). Want to see what an atomic powered rocket engine looks like? They've got a couple of those. Want to see an exhibit on Area 51? They have one. A unique and interesting place.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a informative museum, It really gives a perspective of the cold war. I loved the bunker exhibit. The price is a little steep. It is not a very large museum. So it really does not take a lot of time to visit. The Area 51 exhibit was not very good. It looked like a high school spook house

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This smallish museum has a lot of artifacts and exhibits detailing the history of atomic research in Nevada, and in general. I had not realized that atomic bomb tests were done so close to Las Vegas in the past. Hopefully will not do more in the future! Considering the present threats in the news from Iran, China, North Korea, I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution lays out its exhibits along a pathway walking you chronologically thru the atomic age starting with the end of World War II (atomic bomb) to now. Interesting for layperson, from 'observing' a nuke test to learning the continuing value of today's restricted test area in tracking remaining effects of radioactivity and verifying compliance of... More 

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