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The National Atomic Testing Museum

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Neighbourhood: Paradise
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Address: 755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Formerly Atomic Testing Museum)
Phone Number:
+1 702-794-5151
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

This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.

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interesting history

indoors out of the weather. with video and pictures and actual artifacts. 40 minutes to go through ever see an atomic bomb?

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

indoors out of the weather. with video and pictures and actual artifacts. 40 minutes to go through ever see an atomic bomb?

Thank mitchmary
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is a must for anyone who has an inquiring mind and wants to find out more about the atomic testing that went on.

Thank Carismystic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The stated purpose of this Smithsonian museum is to recreate the nuclear experience so no one ever reenacts it out of curiosity. In today's world, I truly hope the place meets that objective. Beautifully arranged--lots of films, contemporary documentation, and first-person interviews. Of interest to EVERY age and personality, and worth going more than once (or even more than twice!).

Thank karensveaj
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many exhibits of paraphernalia from the test site and about the testing and maintenance of both the site and the bombs. Several are interactive. Better for older children than for the younger ones...being able to read the captioning is helpful.

Thank LVtripster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we purchased our tickets at the front door the staff person told us that not many people know about this museum. That was after we told her that the Uber driver had to look it up and even though he has lived in Las Vegas for 27 years he had never heard of it. The museum is well laid... More 

Thank Travelkeepsyouyoung
Streamwood, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An interesting museum for my generation since I lived in that time period. Gives you a good sense of the amount of testing that went on here and in other places in the world. Many historical documents and memorabilia. We could never pull this off in today's world with the amount of false information we received from unknown sources. I... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth the walk up Flamingo East and really informative, well done attraction. It still seems incredible the test site was so near the city and some important lessons to learn about the destructive force of nuclear weapons

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very informative telling of the atomic age beginning. Those of us old enough to remember much of it will be taken back in time to the classroom, leaning how to get under desks in case of a nuclear bomb attack! Tears came to my eyes several times as we read many of the accounts and especially sitting in the... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tons of exhibits and displays and it was put together really well to understand the history of this area and nuclear weapon development. Highly recommended for military history fans.

Thank MrPKI
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good newer museum. Takes a couple of hours. Is a good way to spend an afternoon in Vegas. A good cross section of culture and bomb testing in the atomic era. Area 51 exhibit is a little silly, but a short one.

Thank DaveS-JT

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