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Atomic Testing Museum

755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Paradise)
702 794 5151
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Ranked #121 of 570 attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Not-to-be-missed side trip away from the casinos in Las Vegas.   The National Atomic Testing Museum is perfect for all ages, although small children... more »
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Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My 12 year old daughter and I visited the museum and we were impressed by amount of artifacts presented. What a great way to learn about such important milestones of modern American history. This museum is must see for anyone who is interested in learning about materials that were previously classified, as well as about the importance of nuclear testing,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We got there at 3:30 and they close at 5. I was fine with this, as I am a fast reader but my husband isn't. There are lots of different things to read as you go through the museum so keep this in mind and give yourself time if you are the type to read every detail. The 9/11 piece... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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79 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Well the price was high 23 a person to see the Atomic Testing portion and the Area 51 Exhibit. The Testing portion had a few good moments like the theatre where you experiences a test and felt the rumbling and the wind on your face... that was probably the highlight. Overall though it was a lot of propaganda how endangering... More

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Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This visit was interesting enough, but a bit boring. Was a lot of text and pictures. Like reading in a book (but on the walls). Not too many things to see, mostly texts/pics. But an ok museum to visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Affiliated with the Smithsonian and it shows. Very good museum, we were there almost five hours and wore ourselves out. Some of the placards had print that was too small to easily read, but lots of information. Highly recommend if you have time.

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Fountain Valley, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Most exciting thing there was the gift shop, not kidding. No line (first clue) and it took forever to get our ticket (wristband). Exhibits were dull and museum small.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Area 51 exhibit was curious and vaguely interesting but could have been much better done. If time is short, skip it. If you are an Area 51 nerd, go for it. You won't learn a lot about Area 51 (which is both a shame and surprising, given how close it is and the number of people who must have... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

4-stars if you are very interested in the subject, a museum nerd, or, got a deal (half off) on the tickets. Otherwise for the rest of the public that does not have a keen interest, or is paying full price, it's a 3-star exhibit. Like most museums, what you get out of it depends on how methodically you go through... More

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Surrey, Canada
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63 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The exhibits are in two parts, the atomic testing portion and Area 51. Interesting past history of a very fragile time in our history. Lots to take in, narrated films, many photos and real exhibits...rockets, bombs. Area 51 portion a bit hoaxy and take it for what it's worth, either you believe or you don't in UFOs and aliens. Glad... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E Flamingo Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-794-5151 REMINDER OF HOW SERIOUS THIS STILL IS. Very good. Phone is 5151 for Area 51? Cute. Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sun noon to 5 pm. General admission $17, $2 discount seniors 62, child, etc. and $6 for Area 51. The museum offers a mp3 download-... More

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