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Atomic Testing Museum

755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Paradise)
702 794 5151
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Ranked #120 of 583 Attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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New York City, New York
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189 reviews 189 reviews
165 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

I decided to take a walk here after looking through some reviews, as it looked like a rather unique museum. It was definitely unique, although I do have some mixed opinions. Firstly, the museum is split into two halves, the atomic part and the area 51 part, which you now have to buy admittance to each for one ticket price,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Extremely disappointed with the Area 51 exhibit. The point of the exhibit was supposed to be the UFO mysteries associated with Area 51. It was more of an exhibit about military aircraft than anything else. Waste of money.

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Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I dragged my wife along to see this museum and she ended up having a ball. There is so much information about the atomic testing program, especially in the Las Vegas area. It was interesting to see what a big tourist attraction the testing program was back in the day. We found that most of the interesting stuff was in... More

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Irvine, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

My main issue that reduced the stars in my rating was the price. This museum is advertised as $14 per person on brochures, websites and other marketing materials. Area 51 Exhibit used to be an optional add on for $6. It now costs $22 for anyone over 6 years old for admission to both the museum and Area 51. I... More

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Well done exhibits of the history of Atomic Testing program in USA. We spent about three hours and learned so much. Was really interesting. I'm not sure this is a great museum for younger kids as the info is a bit of a higher age group oriented. Right now they also have the area 51 exhibit. If your interested in... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

okay...this is a toss up here..I liked the museum part learning about the testing that was done....Love the movies they showed and all exhibts..however area 51, I found it to be a joke to me...my bf found it fascinating...but I do like trying new things..so 3 stars..

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Kansas City
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a great museum. I went into this museum not knowing a lot about nuclear testing or nuclear energy beyond what most of us know--its use in World War II against Japan, the various nuclear meltdowns that have occurred over the years, basically the low lights of nuclear history. I came out of there much more knowledgeable on the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is one of our favorites and we will be going back to take our son as soon as we can. No matter what your age, you will learn something from seeing this attraction. They did a great job at presenting a very delicate subject, and mad it educational and interesting at the same time. Take the time to see... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This museum is worth the time and fee. So much to see and very informative. Spend as much time as you can and see everything including the videos. We also visited the Area 51 exhibit but we weren't thrilled with that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Scary and interesting at the same time. Lots to view including actual bits of uranium, bombs and vidoes. Would recommend.

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