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Atomic Testing Museum

755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Paradise)
702 794 5151
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Ranked #108 of 559 attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Brandon, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I was recommended this museum from a family member who heard about it. It was very interesting to see and learn this history. Definitely could spend a good chunk of your day in here. Area 51 exhibit attached to this museum is also another interesting factor to this exhibit. It is good for all ages as I took my 10... More

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We thought this might have something for everybody because it also offered an exhibit on Area 51. There was something for everybody but we didn't think it was worth the $20 price; $14 for the Museum and an additional $6 for the Area 51 exhibit. The museum did a pretty good job of depicting the development of atomic energy/weapons and... More

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knoxville
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This museum is very informative and fun. There are various different short films showing throughout your exploration. The attractions are fun to look at and include a ton of information. You get to see a lot in this museum as well, many, many exhibits to learn from. We found a coupon to get $2 off admission from the lobby of... More

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detroit
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Excellent museum. Former employees of the testing site are there to answer questions. Worth the trip off the strip to visit. There is an additional Area 51 section for extra $. Thought this would be interesting but save ur dollars.

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were looking forward to seeing this museum as both of us grew up in, "The duck and cover," culture. The exhibits were well done and interesting. The video which places the viewer in an explosion was pretty cool and a bit mind blowing. A very scary part of history. The Area 51 exhibit was okay. I would come back... More

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The museum is on the east side of Flamingo. Walking from the strip is a bit too far but you can take the bus, taxi, or drive and it doesn't take long. I went with my husband and our 12-year-old son and we took the bus there. It's not a big museum but there's plenty to see. Make sure you... More

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Fairly near the strip, but you'll need a car or taxi to get there - not walking distance. Did not get to see the Area 51 part because it was being worked on when we were there. Can be seen in about an hour to hour and a half. Not for young children.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

if you want to know the truth behind Las Vegas, you cant lost this museum. It tells you the history of all nuclear bomb testing in the desert near the city. The most incredible thing is that you can touch the inactiveted bomb. Super special. A very good place to visit. When I can back Las Vegas Ill return ther,... More

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Miami
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Great way to get a glimpse of history of atomic testing. The models were excellent and it put things in perspective. Best for high school and older... Some of the exhibits could use more modern technology if they want to attract the young. But we enjoyed it.

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Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Officially called "The National Atomic Testing Musuem", this Smithsonian branch museum is a fun visit in a town not known for its museums. But if you want to talk about "lights" and "action," you have both in abundance here. Organized in a chronological fashion, you wander through nearly a dozen rooms devoted to the history of the development of atomic... More

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