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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 575 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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St.John's
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

There was a lot of information there but I had a hard time finding anything of interest there personally.I did this tour and also Area 51 which was even worse.It looked like something a high school student did for a class project.I got the deal on groupon so at least I didn't pay too much.

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Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm a baby-boomer (56) and remember growing up in the Atomic Age. Were we going to all die in a nuclear war or was the future going to be flying cars powered by nuclear reactors? Well, neither of those futures played out, but that era shaped my development and current politics. The USA was a strong country at that point,... More

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Chalgrove, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Having no background on the atomic testing, except that it took place in the Nevada desert, this was a very informative and interesting place to visit. I would recommend taking your time, as there is a lot of information given, which I felt swamped me at times. But it is well worth a visit. Especially as some of the volunteers... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I am a little biased since my dad worked at the Test Site and he has a few bricks on their brick walk. There is a lot of good history here and it is presented very well! Good stop to get out of the heat and get a little knowledge. Have been twice and will go back again.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is such a great museum. So glad we visited! My only complaints are the cost ($22 with no discount for kids) and that they close at 5pm. We arrived with about an hour and half to closing. I was informed that we really need about 2 hours to tour the entire museum but we went ahead anyway. Well, they... More

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griff061
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

very good and interesting museum area 51 tour was bit poor dont know if u can just do museum and not pay for area 51 as well cost for both was 22 dollars las vegas prices i guess!!

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Queensland, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There is a lot of content to absorb here. It is a chronological history of the science and political background of atomic testing. We learnt so much and debunked a few of our own commonly perceived myths. The quality and content of the displays and information was excellent. Just as a side note do not waste your time and money... More

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Mountain View, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The museum is larger than it appears from the outside. Very comprehensive with some interactive displays. Worth seeing.

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Boise, Idaho
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A great find the kids had a wonderful time with all the interactive displays and things going on there. Was a learning experience to boot. They also had an area 51 exhibit when we went that added to the fun.

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San Antonio, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

The Museum is really a two for one deal. The first museum is all about atomic testing and the quality of the exhibits and general presentation is all at Smithsonian level quality. The museum leads you through the entire history of atomic testing and includes the environmental cleanup required. There was even an individual there who used to work at... More

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