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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 575 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have been to Las Vegas on several occasions. Each time I meant to visit the Atomic Testing Museum, this year I finally made it.The USA started with above ground Atomic and Nuclear weapons testing, funny enough around Las Vegas. Some initially feared it would drive away tourists, the opposite occurred. Wow, people would host bomb parties and have cocktails... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very informative displays about our atomic testing and monitoring programs. Also had exhibits on environmental managements and other activities currently going on at the testing sites. They also had an Area 51 exhibit that was very fascinating starting with Roswell in the late 1940's and continuing into current times. There is also a library where you can research our atomic... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Worth it, if you are certainly into the sciences,...or you have teens who are seriously interested in learning anything and everything possible about the complete history of the atomic bombs, Area 51, and Mercury. Exhibits, esp. of that time in our history, and the movie presentation(s)...were extremely informative, detailed, and well presented. Not far from the Strip, and very easy... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This was my sister's choice for a museum outing- I personally was not interested in the atomic bomb testings or on those kooky 1950s stories about aliens and UFO crashings. However, since she picked it, we went there. It was accessible via the Deuce Bus (you'll need to transfer) and took about 20-25 minutes total in traffic to get there... More

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BC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

First off I must admit to visiting this museum just to please hubby. It was him who wanted to go, him who thought this would be a good use of our Vegas Vacation time, and since he was being such a sport about seeing shows that he probably would have skipped on his own, I thought I would be the... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I am interested and fascinated by America's nuclear history from the Manhattan Project through the 1950's. Accordingly, this was a must stop for me. It was a little bit off the Strip and we had to drive there (maybe 10 minutes off the Strip) but it was worth the trip. The first third of the self-guided tour was right up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

A lot to see and do at your own pace. A lot of very interesting and quality exhibits! Well worth the trip

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Oxnard, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was in Las Vegas for an AAU basketball tournament weekend of July 25 - 27. In between our games we had about 4 hours so i took my son and 2 of his friends who were around 11 years old to visit the museum. We visited both the Area 51 and Atomic Testing exhibits and I found them very... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
33 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

There is some great history here and much to learn. D. efinitely see all of the movies that are available and pay special attention to the oil paintings that are a scary hoot from the past

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Our friends, both history and alien buffs absolutely loved this place and spent close to three hours here. The exhibits were nicely done, and somewhat interesting to us, but we were througth it in about an hour. My only criticism is that many of the exhibits in the Area 51 portion of the exhibit require a headset, and you have... More

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