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Los Alamos History Museum

1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
+1 505-662-4493
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A great museum to visit. They are expanding everyday. So enjoyed all the buildings they have open... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pam C
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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At the museum took a guided tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and gave an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara S
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The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes, and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations. These stories are told in the multiple buildings of the Los Alamos History Museum through exhibits on the Ancestral Pueblo people, the homestead era, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan Project, and the Cold War. The museum includes a gift shop and is open from 9-5 weekdays and 10-4 on weekends.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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+1 505-662-4493
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"great place to learn"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great museum to visit. They are expanding everyday. So enjoyed all the buildings they have open to the public. Lots of great information about the local life as Los Alamos off during the war.

Thank Pam C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the museum took a guided tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and gave an outstanding tour.

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walking tour they offered was good, lasted about 90 minutes. For those there because of a singular interest in the Manhattan Project, be aware that much of the tour is about the history of the town in general, and that almost all of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small NPS site with lots of info on Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project. The info is very fascinating and eye opening. NPS volunteers are on hand to answer questions you may have.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Worth the trip North from Santa Fe! You'll learn about the start of Los Alamos and it's history with the first atomic bombs! Very cool!

Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We paired a visit here with a trip to the Bradbury Science Museum; the latter covers in more detail the Manhattan Project. The Los Alamos History Museum is “just enough” history for the visitor-it will take 1-2 hours and you will see the very interesting...More

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

It's difficult to find, at least it was for us. It looks like a cabin from the outside, bit it's bigger than you think. It gives a nice detailed look at the "Manhattan project" and the people that worked on it and how the lived....More

2  Thank HCovik
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We afrrived as the complex closed but walked the grounds. 3 stats onlt bec we did not see the inside. Thank goodness we learned something about the school grounds before we arrived at the Bradbury Museum. The additional pueblos building foundations and homesteader's buildings, with...More

1  Thank ArgusD
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is a thriving modern town now, with most of historical value taken down after the project succeeded and was all but shut down. This museum adds a glimpse into what once happened here. It was both brilliant and terrible at once, so it's removal...More

1  Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the museum. It is worth going to see the information on Manhattan Project. We would have enjoyed seeing the area this took place. The walking tour we took from this museum was the best part. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did...More

1  Thank Bonnie J
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