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The National Atomic Testing Museum

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Address: 755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Formerly Atomic Testing Museum)
Phone Number: 702-794-5151
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.
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Rare artifacts from the nuclear era

Quite a compelling museum about the atomic bombs, explosions, and research from the previous century. You can see photos, a couple of videos, and some real stuff, e.g. a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Quite a compelling museum about the atomic bombs, explosions, and research from the previous century. You can see photos, a couple of videos, and some real stuff, e.g. a collection of old toys and sets to play with nuclear elements, obviously created before the radiation effects were discovered. A few games and experiments may be interesting for kids. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We drove past the National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) during one of our visits to Las Vegas, and before our next visit my girlfriend spotted a Groupon and suggested we check out the place. Okay, you might think we must be really boring old people if we go to a museum while in Las Vegas, but it turned out to... More 

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Santa Rosa CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Coincided with the WMD class Films, photos and items / displays from the testing site. You don't get to see this very often. Impressive!

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Beccles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A little way off the strip but a fairly cheap cab ride away, this is well worth a visit. Lots of exhibits and old photos to see. Maybe set aside a couple of hours to look around.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A museum that captures the terror and joy of nuclear weapons testing. And how the weapons themselves managed to keep the world in one piece throughout the cold war using MAD - Mutually Assured Destruction. The Roswell landings are well covered too, including the strange disk-like flying machine that may well explain a lot...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I was initially shocked by the price of admission ($22). Once inside, the quality of the museum is good. Several large screen movies are shown in their own room. Smaller screen videos are on display throughout the museum. Many artifacts are stored here and there are a lot of exhibits to read. The place is bigger than it looks from... More 

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Troy, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Since we were staying near the Nevada Test Site, we thought that it would be interesting to learn more. We both lived thru the Atomic testing age as baby boomers. The collection at this museum explains the process(s) used for underground and above ground atomic testing. Additionally, they cover the testing that took place at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I learned a lot from this museum and it is well maintained, but there was way too much reading for a museum that takes several hours to see. By a third of the way through the museum, I had given up on reading all of the exhibit cards and by the end, I had stopped reading much besides the headers.... More 

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Southern CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this is a very comprehensive museum with knowledgeable and friendly docents that can add so much to the experience. the only complaint we had is that there are a lot of audio exhibits close together and it's really hard to hear them especially if you have any hearing problems common to older people. they do have audio headphones available and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Expected much more . The brief introduction by a guide was far from stimulating.The exhibits for the most part were interesting in that they explained the frightening atomic testing during the Cold War. Our tour didn't include anything that would have simulated the awesome power of the bomb. Plus, some of the exhibits seemed too technical. I did come away... More 

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