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Atomic Testing Museum

755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Paradise)
702 794 5151
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$85*
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Ranked #129 of 588 Attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I found it interesting, but it to me is one of those places that you go to once. There is a lot of reading. A lot of material covered. So you need to allow yourself time. I went with a group of 4, all of us had different levels of interest. If I had gone by myself I would have... More

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Hattiesburg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The museum was interesting but too expensive $40 for two seniors. You don't have an option to avoid the area 51 exhibit. Before you could buy a ticket without it. The area 51 is mainly a bunch of photos and glow in the dark pictures. TheRroswell museum is better (whether or not you believe in this stuff) and is free.

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AZ
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167 reviews 167 reviews
118 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been here, 3 times and only remember 2 visits. The first time was a week before the grand opening weekend. There a dozen or so things I found interesting, so if this isn't your thing, there's still something there for you. My favorite things were the videos of testing explosions to homes, fake USA 50 homes part of test... More

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Montreal, Canada
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62 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I knew very little about the Nevada Test Site but this museum did an excellent job of providing a huge amount of information presented in an interesting and informative way. There is A LOT to read so make sure to give yourself 2 hours to really take it all in. Dont miss the video show about half way around and... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This is a self guided tour or the nuclear testing site in vegas. It was go at your own pace but a lot of reading. There was a bunch of scanners for your phone but since I did not bring mine I feel like I missed out on some information. The blast documentary was the best.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We applied to go on the tour of the test site six months in advance. We were not notified that we were on the tour until 7-10 ahead of our tour. We took the tour of the museum just prior to the tour. It was very interesting, informative, and educational. Area 51 display was not worth our time. The price... More

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Leland, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It was an interesting history lesson. Price was a little steep. $22 Area 51 was corny. The informational movie was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Growing up in the Cold War, I got used to announcements of nuclear weapons tests on the news and the rave reviews on the kilotons involved. This museum brought out the sacrifice and efforts of the scientists, miners, and drillers in trying to perform these tests in a safe and rational manner. The display even described the failed tests where... More

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We greatly enjoyed our visit to the National Atomic Testing Museum. I have visited other museums dedicated to preserving the history of the U.S. nuclear program but the focus of this museum is both local and unique. It is local in that much of the U.S.' nuclear testing took place close-by to Las Vegas and unique because similar museums say... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The museum was interesting and factual. For those who are interested in the history of the development of the atomic era it was worth it. The "AREA 51" and "Alien" were fun.

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