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Atomic Testing Museum

755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Paradise)
702 794 5151
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Ranked #124 of 572 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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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were staying with my oldest daughter and son-law to see our first grandchild. I am a Viet Nam vet who served as a Radarman in the US Navy in the 60's and on three Naval Destroyers, one of which was equipped with the older Asroc (Anti - Submarine Rocket system). USS William M. Wood DD-715 It... More

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the visit to this museum - its a run through of the Atomic Testing programme carried out in the Nevada desert from the 1940s. Interesting pictures and some strange certificates on display which were issued to all those employees who were present at testing's. However, the History was not the best - undeveloped and a little under explained.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Excellent lay out of the history of the atomic bomb development in the US and in the USSR and China. The museum covers the period of the 1940s up to current times. A really interesting add on is their Area 51 / UFO museum that sets outs a lot of information in the public domain and let's you decide whether... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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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92 helpful votes 92 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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30 reviews 30 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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