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Atomic Testing Museum

755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Paradise)
702 794 5151
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Ranked #117 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We your d the atomic energy museum and area 51 museum. The atomic energy museum was very interesting with several good films and many displays. There was also a volunteer, Sam, who added some interesting narrative to the museum. The area 51 portion was entertaining. This is a nice detour from the crazy that is las Vegas.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a Smithsonian affiliated museum just off the strip in Las Vegas. It provides a fascinating history of the US nuclear testing program with several well designed exhibits and videos. It also covers the testing in the Pacific as well as both atmospheric and underground tests in Nevada. The only minus were the rooms at the end dedicated to... More

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Mexico City
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Its not the typical attraction that will be on top of your list while in Las Vegas, and I will go further to say that when I asked bus drivers about it, some of them didn't even know it existed. "Nobody ever asks about it", said one helpful taxi driver. But it is not hidden, or even far from Caesar's... More

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Florence, Kentucky
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31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a great place to learn about the Cold War and the development of nuclear bombs. It gives great insight about the building and the decline in nuclear development. Area 51 display was still there and that was very interesting. Plenty of interaction and videos.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I was very pleased with this museum. If you have kids or are looking for something to learn more about the historical growth of the area, this is a great museum. If you aren't from the area, I don't know where I could have learned about this. You can see the whole progression on a timeline of development and testing... More

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Hamburg, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

As a child of the cold war, this is a fascinating museum that walks you through what was happening out there in the desert during the atomic age. Very well done and an enjoyable afternoon. Look for discount tickets we found them!

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

hi, If you are looking for a side trip somewhere this it.You can walk the tour yourself or let one those people with ALL the knowledge guide you through. They give you a wristband so you can leave for lunch and come back later to finish up. Tons of stuff to look at and a lot of film footage to... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband and I have both grown up during the atomic age. We have watched Dr. Stranglelove many times & laughed but as the movie title says, we have learned to "love the bomb". My hubby has worked in the nuclear industry (Yucca mountain, Nevada Test sight) for over 10 years. We could not believe all of the artifacts on... More

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