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The National Atomic Testing Museum

Address: 755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Formerly Atomic Testing Museum) (Paradise)
Phone Number: 702-794-5151
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$85*
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Ranked #82 of 718 things to do in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.
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Edmonton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We toured the facility, it has some interactive displays and many static displays of equipment at ground zero etc. It was informative if you are into that kind of thing then go on the tour, but if you aren't, don't. I think the designers meant well but missed the mark on this one. There is a lot of the same... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

it is about the history of testing bombs in the Nevada area. It is very good to have such a museum to warn future generation the dangers of such bombs. They had excellent movies with Darwin Morgan talking in it.It showed what happened to the earth when they blew underground. They had a kids area on aleigns in a different... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I got tickets to this museum on groupon .it was neat to see the history behind the atomic bomb and the testing . Lots of information to take in . Extremely informative ! Even without a groupon I think this is a worth see ! It's not the normal flashy lights of vegas . But still great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

And so worth it. A fascinating view into atomic research and how it was viewed. Not to be missed as this is one of the highlights in Vegas

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Glenview
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The National Atomic Testing Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and provides exhibits and a lot of information on the atomic testing activity that took place in NV. The highlight of our visit was talking with a museum volunteer that worked at the atomic test facility for 40 years! His stories of his personal history brought the exhibits... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The National Atomic Testing Museum operates as an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and provides a thorough examination of the atomic testing program that took place in Nevada. Using a combination of artifacts, period films, dioramas, and even a working Geiger counter, visitors can immerse themselves in the Cold War era when nuclear testing was commonplace. At first the tests... More 

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Fort Mohave
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were looking for something to do that wasn't in a casino in Vegas. We Googled interesting places to visit. It came up with the Atomic Testing museum. Hmm sounds interesting yes. So we packed up the kids and went on this adventure. It was very informative. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the trip.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There are not a lot of activities off the strip. We've done the Hoover Dam, shooting ranges, Red Rock Canyon, etc. and heard the Atomic Testing Museum was interesting. It is! It offers very nice exhibits, video clips, and history of Vegas and our nuclear energy program. Vegas was pretty much started as a result of the energy program and... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I wasn't sure about this, but glad I went. It's a great collection of historical information. Yes, as other people have said, there's a lot of reading involved. As long as you are prepared, I don't think you'll be disappointed. The only thing for me that was a little bit of a negative was the price.

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Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I appreciated being able to tour the Atomic Energy Museum in Las Vegas. History was made in this area & still is. Nearby the mountains & valleys provided a suitable environment for researchers to develop, construct & test underground facilities to harness the atom. Area 51 is also open & has a bit of insight as to developments of a... More 

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