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Atomic Testing Museum

755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Paradise)
702 794 5151
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Ranked #119 of 578 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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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you’re looking for something a bit different to do while you’re in Vegas, this museum is well worth a visit. It’s situated on Flamingo Street and we took the 202 bus there, but it’s not well sign-posted and not easy to see from the road. Once inside, though, it gives a very interesting insight into the tests that were... More

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Atlanta, ga
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42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Well worth the $25.00 and two hours if you have any interest in atomic development and testing or cold war history. It is affiliated with the Smithonian and has excellent exhibits pluses a gift shop with a charming sales lady, Jan. area 51 archivist is hooky but probably worth the extra $2. Glad we did both areas

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This place was a two in one visit. They had the Atomic testing part and also an area 51 exhibit. There is an actual bunker that is set up where you can sit and see and feel what it is like after they detonate a test bomb. There are actual parts from bombs and equipment that was used to set... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

In Vegas, most things happen at night. During the day however, there is a LOT to see! I'll review a few that i found fun and interesting: The National Atomic Testing Museum, a few blocks off the strip, is associated with the Smithsonian Institute. Parking is plentiful. The fee is $22, but $18 for groups of ten or more. There... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We spent several hours here. There was a lot to read and see. Very glad we saw this. I wished they had more on radioactive waste storage and safety. They touched on it. Not for kids obviously, but those of us who remember fallout shelters especially, will enjoy the visit.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I had read about it on this site. I think it is better for people 40+ who have memories of it than younger people. All ancient history to them. I found it interesting. Especially one mini movie that had GI's sitting in a fox hole while they exploded the bomb. They didn't say what they died of? The other side... More

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Trenton, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We saw a Groupon for this place and though it would be something different to do in Vegas. Its about the Atomic bomb - how it was created, who was involved, the devastation it caused in WWII, and the future of its uses. There were a lot of artifacts and documents and a video. It was interesting to see some... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It is a great museum, they still had the Area 51 exhibit and it was very interesting! It is nice to be able to take your time in this museum and enjoy.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My son wanted to go to this attraction and it was a stop for the BigBus so we got off. I was surprised at how interesting it was. Both my son and I enjoyed it very much. Not for everyone, and small children may not appreciate it, but if you are 40+ and remember the era then you can very... More

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Orlando, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We visited this museum based on reviews we read on Trip Advisor. We didn't expect too much, but thought it might be interesting and would be worth a visit. It exceeded our expectations! My husband and I both found the museum very interesting. We expected to spend less than an hour here, but ended up staying close to two hours.... More

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